Police Officer Helps Elderly Man Install TV After Pulling Him Over for Speeding
Michigan police officer Kevin Coates pulled over a 79-year-old man named David for speeding when he noticed David was visibly upset. In a video released by the Sterling Heights Police Department from the Sept. 30 traffic stop, Coates can be heard asking David what was going on.
“Everything’s going wrong,” said David as he held back tears. David went on to explain that his wife was in bad health and their adult son is mentally ill. He was upset because he bought a new TV for his wife but was having trouble setting it up.
“I really try to drive right,” David told the officer. “I bought a new television today because I wanted to make my wife happy, you know, and I can’t get it hooked up.”
Coates let David go with just a warning and told him he would stop by later that evening to help him set up the TV. About an hour later, Coates and two other Sterling Heights officers, Remi Verougstraete and Jeremy Jaushevich, arrived at David’s house to help him set up the TV and explained how to navigate it.
David said that he is not very tech-savvy and that had it not been for the officers’ help, he would have never been able to set up the TV on his own.
Lt. Mario Bastianelli praised Coates and the other two officers for their “outstanding job.”
“I think the world needs a little bit more acts of kindness like this. It was a great showing of a lot of [what] law enforcement does across the nation day-to-day that doesn’t get publicized,” Bastianelli told Fox News. “We’re very proud of our officers for stepping outside the box and going above and beyond what they normally do to help our citizens.”
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