Cops are busy fighting crime and enforcing the law, but one Connecticut police officer is being hailed a hero for taking time out of his busy schedule to help an elderly woman clean up a huge mess.
This past Sunday, 91-year-old Margaret Bimler woke up and realized that a car slammed into a garbage bin on the side of the road overnight and left grass clippings and debris scattered across her yard and driveway. “The barrel was hit over there and it was hit so hard it landed over here and there was a mess all across the front,” said Bimler.
Bimler began slowly cleaning up the debris, but got help when an Enfield Police Officer Chris Dufresne stopped as he was driving by and took over so Bimler didn’t hurt or strain herself in the heat. “The officer had his lights on and everything and he had taken the broom out of the women’s hand and started cleaning everything up for her,” said Bimler’s neighbor Athena Doughtie, who took her phone out and started filming the sweet moment.
While everyone has been calling Dufresne a hero, he claims he just did what anyone else would have done. “I don’t feel like it was more. I feel like it was a thing any officer put in the same position who is an elderly female who lived alone who had no means to pick up her driveway or leave her driveway if I was to leave that behind so I took it upon myself to clean the yard waste.”
“He went beyond the call of duty to help me and I think that’s wonderful and I think that made my faith in the youth today that there’s more good out there,” said Bimler.
Watch the entire video below to see the sweet thing this police officer did for a 91-year-old woman.
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[Featured image: Facebook/Athena Doughtie]