Boston Police Department Officer helps elderly woman with snow

January 29, 2016 From the Boston Police Department Facebook page and covered by CBS Boston:

Gotta Love Boston’s Finest: One of our officers was driving through West Roxbury today (Thursday, January 28, 2016) when he saw an elderly woman who he absolutely had to stop for. Our officer – K-9 Officer John Quinn – observed an elderly woman struggling to remove a large block of snow/ice from the front of her house. Sensing that she was in need of a little help, he stopped his cruiser, hopped out and asked if he could lend her hand. As you can see by the photo, the rest is history. Said Officer Quinn: “It was the right thing to do. I saw that she needed help so I pulled over and asked her to hand me the shovel. It’s one of those things police officers do every day. But – bottom line – she reminded me of my mother and I only did for her what I would want someone to do for my mom.” To Officer Quinn, we say “Job well done, John. Thanks for making our city the special place that it is.”

 K-9 Officer John Quinn assists elderly woman with snow
K-9 Officer John Quinn assists elderly woman with snow
 K-9 Officer John Quinn assists elderly woman with snow
K-9 Officer John Quinn assists elderly woman with snow

While there are many positive posts and highly up-voted on the Boston Police Departments Facebook there are negative comments on the news comments as of this posting, they are mainly negative ones.

It is not the fact that “Cops blog about every little good dead they do these days. They do a simple thing then spend hours trying to tell everyone about how great they are.” as one person puts it, but rather that people never see any good that Officers do anymore.

Without bringing it forward and showing it people never think that it is being done at all. Officers end up doing things on a daily basis every day that other people are in the same position to do but don’t. Hundreds of people walk by and do nothing.

The Officers are not looking for credit themselves, but the community should appreciate the people that they have helping them doing more than is expected.

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