Sunday, February 28, 2016

Texas Police Officer Above and Beyond Kindness to Homeless Veteran

Viral snapshot captures Texas police officer’s kindness to homeless veteran
Officer: ‘It’s not just about putting people in jail’
By Jason Sickles
February 26, 2016
The unidentified man told Ferrante that he was a homeless combat veteran and was planning to walk to a town 25 miles away.
This photograph of Texas police officer Brandon Ferrante paying for a homeless veteran's hotel room has gone viral. (Photo: Frisco Police Department)
It’s a simple snapshot that has become a popular and poignant social media sensation.

Earlier this week, Texas police officer Brandon Ferrante was photographed paying to put a homeless veteran up in a hotel.

The good deed unfolded Tuesday night when Ferrante, a four-year veteran of the Frisco Police Department, and his partner got a call to investigate reports of a man sitting dangerously close to a busy freeway in a suburb north of Dallas. Upon arrival, the officers found the man clinging to a barbed-wire fence just off the road.
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