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Texas Cops Step Up In Big Way For 95-Year-Old Vet In Need

Being a cop is a pretty thankless job in general, but that’s especially true in today’s day and age. A number of high-profile police-involved shootings have led to negative connotations being formed about law enforcement, and it’s led to an overall lack of respect for the men and women that put on the uniform on a daily basis.

We’re not going to rehash those high-profile cases that have been dissected ad nauseam, but we will acknowledge that the overwhelming majority of them are not as cut and dry as they’ve been presented.

In any event, those instances have taken away from some simple facts, notably that there are a ton of fantastic men and women out there that don the uniform with the sole intention of protecting and serving their communities. There are officers all over the nation that go above and beyond the call of duty during the course of their jobs. These officers in Texas are a shining example of that.

As Spotlight Stories shares, a 95-year-old veteran named Julius Hatley had called 911 with a problem that he couldn’t handle. His air conditioner had broken right in the middle of a heat wave, and he was concerned as the temperature rose to untenable levels in his home. Officers would respond with a courtesy call, but it wound up being much more than a wellness visit.

Officer William Margolis was one of the responding officers, and he noted that the elderly man was right on the money.

“When we got there around 8:30 a.m, his house was 85 to 90 degrees already. In Texas, it gets hot,“ he explained.

The man’s central air and window units were broken, and there was no sign of relief coming in the sweltering Texas heat. Margolis and his partner, Christopher Weir, came up with a solution: they headed to the Home Depot and explained the situation. The officers and employees on hand pooled their money together, and the officers would return to install the new air conditioner.

“[Hatley] was actually really excited. He said he knew if he needed help to call 911, and we actually were able to help him, so he was really excited about that,” Margolis added.

The officers didn’t leave it at that. Weir would explain the situation to his wife, Jen, and she quickly got the ball rolling on social media to further help him out.

“Since the story [first shared], we have all worked on getting his central air replaced, and a company came forward to do so, completely for free,” Jen explained. “We are currently working on getting his windows replaced, his house repainted, and groceries every week.”

The proud wife would also take the time to address the situation on social media, and she offered up a tip of the cap to her husband.

“This is what being an officer is about,” she wrote.

There are plenty more officers out there just like Margolis and Weir, and they deserve plenty of thanks and praise for all that they do.

Source: Spotlight Stories
Photo: Jennifer Weir/Facebook

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