Ala. deputies praised for driving veteran to doctor across county lines

A group of deputies from different counties worked together to get the veteran to his appointment and back


HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Law enforcement from four counties came together this week to make sure a disabled veteran didn’t have to walk to his doctor’s appointment.

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office shared the story of the man on its Facebook page. The post said a deputy from Walker County Sheriff’s Office came across a man wearing an oxygen mask walking down the road in the Jasper area. The man, whose name was not released, was a disabled veteran who was trying to walk to a doctor’s appointment in Huntsville.

 

On Wednesday in Alabama, a Walker County Sheriff's Office Deputy came across a man walking down the road with an oxygen...

Posted by Morgan County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, November 7, 2019

The sheriff’s office wrote:

“The deputy acted quickly and escorted the Gulf War Veteran to the Cullman County line where a Cullman Sheriff’s Deputy picked him up. The deputy then transported him to the Morgan County line where a Morgan County Sheriff Deputy took over and met a Madison County Sheriff Office Deputy in Huntsville who finished the trip and took the man to his appointment.

"After an overnight stay, we were happy to do it all again today..... in reverse to help get the man back home.

We are thankful for our veterans and were honored to play a small role in supporting this man who gave a great deal for our country!”

The post has been shared more than 100,000 times. The department said they are now working with the veteran to coordinate support following an outpouring of support from the community.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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