Cops Push Around Disabled Vet

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    Cops Push Around Disabled Vet

    A local TV station is running this story about a couple of cops and a disabled vet in San Diego. What would you have done, or said to the officers, if you had seen it happening?

    Officers push Vietnam vet on broken scooter 2 miles home - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina |



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    They certainly did a good thing. We seem to always hear about the bad events involving officers it's great to see something like this. I just wish it would get a wider viewer area.
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    Great story!!!!!!!!

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    Very cool! Wish more media would report on the good in society instead of the bad.

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    Great story and some great law inforcement guys there . May they always stay safe in their journey .
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    Quote Originally Posted by John_W_in_SC View Post
    A local TV station is running this story about a couple of cops and a disabled vet in San Diego. What would you have done, or said to the officers, if you had seen it happening?
    what would I have done?
    anything & everything possible to help the guy out
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    My Father is up there in years now. Retired Army. He was in The Pacific during WW II, then two tours of Nam.

    Anyway, he has one of those electric scooters, and loves to get out on the greenways, in Nashville, TN. One day his battery died. So, he was stuck.

    Some runners pushed him back to his apartment. By all accounts, most everyone offered him aid, including Metro Police.

    Two thumbs up to the PD in his story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kukla View Post
    what would I have done?
    anything & everything possible to help the guy out
    I like to think I'd help push. Thirty or forty years ago I would have. Now, at very least I'd thank the officers -- and the vet!

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    Kudos on your post and lets you see what to serve means, good job LEOs.
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    I'd tie a tow strap around it hook him up to my Bike and let him taste bugs at highway speeds lol
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    Wow, I find that quite interesting. San Diego is a military town and many of the officers are quite jaded to servicemen. There are a lot of drunken sailors and leathernecks about on any given night to make police "less happy" about the military. Cudos to these two guys.

    My guess is that pushing a vet on a broken scooter for two miles is A LOT harder than it seems.
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    You could have picked a better title for the thread. I thought it was about cops abusing a disabled vet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_W_in_SC View Post
    A local TV station is running this story about a couple of cops and a disabled vet in San Diego. What would you have done, or said to the officers, if you had seen it happening?
    I believe I'd have pulled alongside and offered assistance to them.

    Had I been in a truck with an ability to get that scooter thing into the bed and was aware of the situation, I'd like to think I'd have offered a "lift" to the guy as well.


    Good to hear of such things. Am unsurprised by the LEO's who did this. Nice to see the media reporting such goodness in folks. It happens all over, yet we hear so little of it.
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    Kudos to the two officers that helped. There is still some good in this world....
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    "Good on" the officers!
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