Cop helps homeless man trying to shave in puddle

“I just went over there, threw a pair of gloves on, took my water bottle out, dumped it in his cup and tried to help him shave.”


Matt Durr
MLive.com

DETROIT, Mich. — A police officer with the Detroit PD is receiving praise for his kindness after he was seen helping a homeless man attempting to shave in a puddle outside Comerica Park this week.

The officer, identified as Jeremy Thomas by Fox 2 Detroit, said he saw the man was struggling and just felt like he needed to give him a hand.

“I just went over there, threw a pair of gloves on, took my water bottle out, dumped it in his cup and tried to help him shave,” Thomas said.

The interaction between the men was photographed by Jill Metiva Schafer, who was outside the venue when Thomas began helping the man.

 

What a great Detroit cop!! This is right outside Comerica park. The game was a rainout but this officer went way above and beyond to help this man shave!!!💙🖤

Posted by Jill Metiva Schafer on Wednesday, September 11, 2019


Thomas said he’s seen the man outside the stadium several times this year and has never had a poor interaction with him.

In this case, it was clear to Thomas that the man needed some help.

"I said, ‘Excuse me sir,’ and he’s like, ‘I’m leaving, I’m leaving.’ I was like, ‘No you don’t have to, do you need help?’ and he said, “Yes sir,' before he could even see who I was,” Thomas said.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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