It’s easy for some to ignore the good things police officers do when the media traditionally only reports the controversial.
Recently, two Los Angeles police officers got into the Christmas spirit and gave a homeless man a gift he will never forget.
The two officers, Bernard Khalili and Trevor Ingold, drove the man about two hours to a Ross Dress For Less store in Hollywood.
They purchased a shirt, shoes and a jacket for the unidentified man but the spirit of giving was contagious.
Upon realizing what the officers were doing, customers in the store started chipping in to purchase more clothes for the man, ABC7 reported.
The officers never sought recognition for their generous act. But a bysterstander named Marc Najjar thought they deserved recognition and called the local ABC affiliate to tell the tale.
“It was an amazing sight to see. They are, I wanna say, angels in disguise. God bless them and keep them safe. This is something that you don’t see very often,” Najjar said.
The LAPD itself was caught by surprise.
“We never would’ve known unless we would’ve got the phone call from ABC,” Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Leonard Calderon said. “Officers do this, not looking for attention. They realize that their job here is not just to enforce laws and to take people to jail. They see a need, they fill it.”
Fortunately, sometimes people notice.
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