Twin Cities Pioneer Press
By MARA H. GOTTFRIED
PUBLISHED: January 13, 2017
At first, it was just the man’s sign that caught Eric Reetz’s attention.
“Veteran 10 yrs Army,” William Tentis, 64, had written on a piece of cardboard. “God Bless.”
Reetz talks with Tentis before giving him a challenge coin with his badge number on it. He gives them only to people who’ve been a positive force in his life. (Pioneer Press: Jean Pieri)
Reetz, who is a sergeant first class in the Minnesota National Guard and a St. Paul police officer, could not just walk by as he headed into the Xcel Energy Center to watch a Minnesota Wild game. They talked briefly and Reetz gave Tentis, who is homeless, a $20 bill.
“I didn’t think that we’d ever cross paths again,” said Reetz, 40.
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