June 13, 2017
Mr Hatley explained to the officers that he had been trying to keep cool on his outdoor porch.A 95-year-old Texas man received some unexpected help from police officers after calling emergency services during a heat wave.
That's when Officers Margolis and Weir decided to use their own money to buy a replacement window unit. Employees at the hardware store were so impressed when they heard the reason for their shopping trip that they contributed another $150 (£120).
Julius Hatley called Forth Worth police on Thursday after both his window and central air conditioning units broke and his home became unbearably hot.
"This wasn't a regular 911 call," Fort Worth Officer William Margolis told CBS 11, noting "we're not AC techs".
Together with his partner, Christopher Weir, they chose to buy him a new unit.
"When we got there around 8:30am his house was 85 to 90 (29-35C) degrees already," Fort Worth Officer William Margolis said. "In Texas, it gets hot," the five-year police veteran added.
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