Thursday, July 30, 2015

Another police "incident" to be aware of

"When we see something that's not right, we want to fix it," says Sgt. Ken Skibbe of the Kalamazoo, MI,  police department. He knew something wasn't right recently when officers received a call about a man trying to mow his lawn in a wheelchair. Officer Joe Hutson drove to the man's home to investigate, and that was just the beginning.

                                                                                               Courtesy of Kalamazoo Police Dept.

Hutson immediately called for back-up, and a few minutes later officer John Khillah arrived with more fire power -- the public safety department's push mower, weed trimmer and leaf blower. Officers didn't know a photo of them mowing grass would appear online. So far, it's had more than 120,000 views.

"It was just the right thing to do," said Khillah. "Nobody planned any of this. We just kinda knew what had to be done. What would you do if you saw someone mowing his lawn in a wheelchair?"

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