The Overland Park, Kansas, Police Department announced Wednesday that multiple police officers aided an elderly man recently by mowing his overgrown lawn.
The man had recently lost his spouse, KMBC reported.
A tweet from the police department said the officers were alerted to the man’s overgrown lawn. So, in between calls for service, the officers tended to his lawn to make it look absolutely perfect.
A proud OP citizen caught our OPPD officers coming to the aid of an elderly neighbor who recently lost of his spouse. The (multiple) officers mowed between calls for service. Officers involved did not want to be named, but thank you for your service. pic.twitter.com/TXwU1rJA6t
— Overland Park Police (@OverlandPark_PD) May 19, 2021
“Officers involved did not want to be named,” the department said. “But thank you for your service.”
This is not the only time officers have pitched in to mow lawns for the elderly or downtrodden.
In July 2019, a Pennsylvania police officer mowed an elderly, disabled woman’s lawn over Fourth of July weekend.
In October 2020, Florida police conducted a well-being check on a man who had been disabled and down on his luck. After they assessed the situation, they offered to mow his lawn for him.