Va. officer dips into his own pocket to help those in need
Lt. Jack Munley has supported his community for several years
By PoliceOne Staff
NORFOLK, Va. — An Eastern Virginia Medical School officer has spent years giving giving back to the community he patrols, WAVY reported.
Every day that Lt. Jack Munley patrols the campus, he sees people who need extra help.
“I can’t look away. I just cannot look away. When I see somebody who comes up to me and asks for boots or asks me for gloves or hats, how do you say no?” Munley told WAVY.
Munley has been giving back to the community for several years now. He spends time visiting grocers to find food that has reached its “sell-by” date then asks permission from the store manager to hand it out to the homeless.
He has run into issues when people need specific items, like winter socks.
“When they asked for the stuff I didn’t have, I wanted to help...but I didn’t have the means to do that,” Munley told the news site. “A few bad decisions in my life or something else that I chose to do, I might be in that situation.”
He has set up a GoFundMe to take donations for specific items he’s had trouble acquiring. So far, he’s raised $7,570 in 11 days.