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
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.