Cop teams up with church to provide new wheelchair for homeless man

U.S. & World

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KOB) A police officer in New Mexico went above and beyond the call of duty to help a homeless man in a wheelchair.

Sergeant Jim Edison responded to several calls Saturday about a man asking for money in the middle of a busy intersection. 

Body camera video shows Edison questioning that man, Timothy Scott, who explains he’s hungry and just got out of the hospital. 

Sergeant Edison then offers Scott his lunch, and later leads him out of harms way.

When Edison noticed Scott’s wheelchair isn’t in the best shape, he teamed up with a local church to get him a new set of wheels by the end of the day.

His old wheelchair will be refurbished and passed along to someone in need.


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