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July 16, 2014
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Ore. cop helps homeless family out-of-pocket

Officer Ibarra says he deals with a lot of homeless people who could use help, but this was a first

By Joe English
KATU

PORTLAND — Portland police Officer Carlos Ibarra would lose sleep over this one. On Sunday afternoon he got a call to help a family who needed food and place to stay. He ended up footing the motel bill himself.

Officer Ibarra says he deals with a lot of homeless people who could use help, but usually it is just a husband and wife and a kid or two at the most. This is a first for him.

This family had seven kids. Dad had driven back to Portland from Arizona, kids in tow, when things didn't work out down south.

Full StoryPolice officer pays out of his own pocket to help family in need






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