Sunday, November 1, 2015

Homeless Veteran Returned Found Lost Wallet and Found Respect

Homeless veteran receives bike in recognition of his integrity
Turned in found wallet with hundreds in cash
Topeka Capital Journal
Katie Moore
Posted: October 30, 2015

A homeless veteran whose “integrity stood out” was recognized with a special gift in a presentation Friday afternoon at the Colmery-O’Neil Veterans Administration Center.

KATIE MOORE/THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL
VA police chief Sparky Edwards presents veteran Ron
Trusheim with a bike, a lock and a pair of gloves.
In May, Ron Trusheim, affectionately known as “Bicycle Ron,” happened to see a wallet on the grounds of the VA. Without hesitation, he turned it in to VA police.

“I just did what you’re supposed to do,” Trusheim said.

The wallet contained nearly $400. It was returned to its owner, a female veteran who had dropped it from her wheelchair.

“Your integrity stood out,” VA police chief Sparky Edwards told Trusheim during the presentation.
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