An Arizona cop has gone beyond the call of duty in order to help an elderly woman repair her front door’s lock.
In Glendale, Arizona, Glendale Police Sgt. Jeff Turney makes the choice to come to the rescue after getting a call from grieving elderly widow Geraldeine Tabor, who called and reported that her husband had passed away in their home. Once cops showed up at her home, they discovered that the front door lock was in need of repair.
“It was a lock that’s normally used in the inside of the house for a bathroom and it wouldn’t latch, there was no latch to it and she was using a deadbolt to try and keep it locked at night,” Turney told KSAZ. Turney knew what he needed to do next.
“I had a Home Depot card in my pocket, so I sent an officer to Home Depot on 43rd there and Camelback and told him to pick up a front door lock and he brought it back, and I pulled my tool bag out and we went to town and fixed it before we left,” he said.
The lock to the front door was reported broken for many years now and Tabor had no one would be able to repair it. It was then that this noble cop decided to do what was right and purchases a new lock and installed it.
“I’ve been doing this for 36 years now and I’ve seen a lot of people in trouble and we try to help them one at a time,” Turney said. Tabor said she was truly grateful for the officers’ act of generosity and kindness.
“They have enough, a big job taking care of us out there, they don’t need to [do any more], and I really do appreciate it,” she said.
Those who read this story praised Turney for stepping up in order to help the grieving woman.
“Why aren’t these stories of our officers told on the national level instead of only the negative ones. This is why Blue Lives Matter. God Bless You for your service and stay safe,” one reader commented on the site’s Facebook page.
“Thank you for thinking of others in need some people would have joked about it and left on went to there safe home and never have given her another thought,” another wrote.
“Very seldom will these officers acts of helping others be in the news. Us Facebook users can get their stories out to show they are appreciated. More will see and share on facebook than a local news story will tell,” another added.