Columbus officer does odd jobs, buys birthday cake for 96-year-old woman

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A Columbus Police Officer is being commended this morning for his treatment of a woman, who was just looking for a friend.

According to the Columbus Division of Police Facebook page, on Sunday, May 6, a 96-year-old woman named Thelma called officers for help with her door. 

CPD Officer Adam Hardwick arrived and fixed Thelma’s door by adjusting the striker plate. 
Hardwick then helped Thelma some more by doing odd jobs for her around the house, including labeling her keys so she’d know which key belonged to which door. 

While talking to Thelma, Hardwick learned that she had recently had a birthday, and nobody had gotten her cake. Thelma stated that she had outlived all her family, including her children.

So, on that following Monday, Officer Hardwick bought Thelma a cake and brought it to her house, along with Officer Mel Romans. The officers said Thelma was so happy and let them know that the chocolate cake they had brought her was her favorite kind. 

“She told the officers that the only people she has left are God and her Policemen,” the Facebook post reads.

Happy belated Birthday Thelma, and way to go Officer Hardwick!

You can send Thelma a birthday card by addressing it to Thelma and sending it to: Columbus Division of Police, 120 Marconi Dr. Columbus, Ohio 43215.

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