Police officer walks over a mile to see an elderly man reach home safely
A police officer in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin recently assisted an elderly man in poignant fashion—by taking a very long walk.
The unidentified 64-year-old walked away from his group home on October 25th. Police were called to assist with his return that afternoon.
The man refused a ride home from police, but was convinced to walk back. And for that walk, he had a partner: Officer Hakes with the Chippewa Falls Police Department.
They walked back to the group home together—just shy of a mile and a half -- stopping frequently so the man could gather his strength. He's now safe—and told Officer Hakes he enjoyed their walk.