Today we choose to honor all those outstanding men and women in blue uniform, whose actions and dedication speak louder than words. A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer recently received the CMPD Acts of Excellence award after he helped a 75-year-old veteran retrieve the contents of his stolen wallet.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Kept Quiet About His Good Deed
Meet Officer Andrew Spottswood, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department veteran and somewhat of a local hero.
According to the police department’s Facebook page, Spottswood’s actions the kind of relationship authorities strive to cultivate with the community.
Last week, while on patrol, Spottswood was flagged down by a 75-year-old veteran man. With tears in his eyes, the man told Spottswood that someone stole his wallet, along with everything he had in it. The man said his wallet contained his ID card, debit card, driver’s license, and a bus pass.
Without second-guessing his decision, Spottswood asked the veteran to accompany him to DMV so that he could get a replacement driver’s license. He even offered to pay his $13 replacement fee. Next, he drove the veteran to the bank to get a replacement debit card.
However, Spottswood didn’t stop there. After leaving the bank, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer took the army veteran to a bus station so that he could get a replacement card.
Seeing that the man was tired and probably very hungry, Spottswood drove to the nearest restaurant and gave the old timer a hot meal.
Curiously enough, no one at the police station knew about Officer Spottswood’ day until the veteran called the police department to tell everyone about the young man who helped him get back on his feet.
For his dedication, Spottswood received the CMPD Acts of Excellence award and not to mention tons of praise from his Facebook fans.