After all the blaring headlines about police misbehavior in America, here comes a refreshing story from Michigan about Public Safety Officer Ben Hall, a good cop who did the right thing.
When he pulled young mom Alexis DeLorenzo over for not having her child in the proper booster seat, PSO Hall could have issued a ticket and sent Ms. DeLorenzo on her way.
But when Ms. DeLorenzo explained why, PSO Hall did something above and beyond the call of duty.
Hall, 31, told ABC News:
“She said she was aware that her daughter should be in a booster seat and explained that her car had been repossessed and she had a car seat in the car but they’re not allowing her to get her items out of the car.”
PSO Hall went above and beyond.
Instead of issuing a ticket, which PSO Hall knew would make things worse, he met DeLorenzo at the local Walmart and bought her a brand new car seat, which cost $50 out of his own pocket.
While $50 may not seem like a lot to some, it meant the world to DeLorenzo and her daughter.
“I pulled one of them off the shelf and the little girl ran up to it and hugged it and said, ‘I love this one,’ so the decision was made by her,” Hall said.
Hall did not want attention for the act. DeLorenzo’s friend took a picture of the three of them. A Walmart employee also took a photo and posted it online, where it took on a life of its own.
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