Officers Rebuild Wheelchair Ramp for Elderly Couple

The officers wanted to do what they could to help.
Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety

A group of California officers saw a couple in need and decided to help out. 

Officers with the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety were called to the couple's home after an elderly man had fallen and hit his head. While at the home, officers noticed a wheelchair ramp from the living room leading to the couple’s back yard was badly damaged.

They wanted to do something about it.

“They asked the couple if they could repair it for them,” Capt. Craig Anderson told “That group of officers went and retrieved supplies and tools and repaired it."

The repair only took about an hour and the officers were happy to assist. 

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Posted by Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety on Tuesday, May 14, 2019

“We see people in difficult situations every day,” Anderson said. “I think the compassion in the officer’s hearts influences them to help out in any way they can.”

Anderson said the couple was extremely grateful.

“It ended up being a bigger deal for them than we thought,” he said. “They didn’t have the physical ability or financial means to do it themselves.”


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