Now for something nice about the NYPD

Good cop

Over the years, we have seen one hit after the other on the New York Police Department. To be honest, a lot of it is deserved. However, once in a while a police officer just does the right thing for the right reasons. This is one such officer.

A tourist from Arizona, one Jennifer Foster, who happens to be a 911 dispatcher from Pinal County, Arizona, spotted the officer helping a homeless man by getting him some socks and boots with his own money. The photo was put on Ms. Foster’s Facebook page and has gone viral. (As it should have) Here are the details from the Daily Mail:

A New York police officer’s spontaneous act of kindness has captured the praise of hundreds of thousands of people across the internet.

A tourist from Arizona captured a heartwarming photo of Lawrence Deprimo kneeling down to give a barefoot homeless man a pair of winter boots on a cold night earlier this month.

Officer Deprimo said he was patrolling Times Square in the heart of Manhattan when he came across the man, who was huddled next to a storefront with nothing on his feet, the New York Times reports.

‘It was freezing out and you could see the blisters on the man’s feet,’ the officer told the Times. ‘I had two pairs of socks and I was still cold.’

Officer Deprimo said he talked to the homeless man and found out his shoe size: 12.

He watched the man stand up and walk slowly, painfully, down the cold pavement of the sidewalk on the balls of his feet.

The 25-year-old officer went into a nearby Sketcher’s store and found a $100 pair of winter boots that he believed would keep the man warm through the winter.

The clerk, moved to the story, gave the officer his employee discount – 25 percent off.

Officer Deprimo said he keeps the $75 receipt as a reminder that ‘sometimes people have it worse.’

I have a tendency to post stories that are a might negative. Every once in a while, I run across something like this. Hats off to Officer DePrimo!

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Photo of cop’s good deed becomes big hit ~ News Term

14, NYPD officer Lawrence DePrimo, who was on counterterrorism duty in Times Square, saw the older homeless man without shoes sitting on 42nd Street. DePrimo, 25, left and then returned with a pair of $100 boots he bought at a nearby …
http://newsterm.blogspot.com/ — Thu, 29 Nov 2012 09:03:00 -0800
… but rarely is the actual moment captured. While this probably had nothing to do with the storm; it’s COLD in the city and there are homeless people everywhere. … Way to go Officer DePrimo! A passing tourist from Arizona captured Officer DePrimo giving this man a pair of warm winter boots and some socks on a cold night before Thanksgiving. The pic has gone viral and Officer DePrimo is getting tons of love on FB. Let him know you “Like” what he did at the NYPD Facebook page!
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14, NYPD officer Lawrence DePrimo, who was on counterterrorism duty in Times Square, saw the older homeless man without shoes sitting on 42nd Street. DePrimo, 25, left and then returned with a pair of $100 boots he bought at a nearby …
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SilverSenator2012: Good Cop

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NYPD officer’s act of kindness goes viral on Facebook An NYPD officer’s act of kindness has gone viral on Facebook. Jennifer Foster, a Florence, Ariz., tourist, posted a photograph of the officer giving a homeless man a pair of boots and socks …
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RonDoids: Act Of Kindness

“’I have these size 12 boots for you, they are all-weather. Let’s put them on and take care of you,’” Foster quoted DePrimo as saying to the homeless man. “The officer squatted down on the ground and proceeded to put socks and the new boots …
http://rondoids.blogspot.com/ — Thu, 29 Nov 2012 08:22:00 -0800

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