A bank branch recently contacted the Montebello Police Department, near Los Angeles, to assist them with a banking customer who was being disruptive. Evidently, an elderly gentleman was being unruly and causing a scene. Montebello Police dispatched Officer Robert Josett to the bank to handle the disturbance call.
When the police officer arrived, he encountered a 92-year-old man who was very upset and making a ruckus. The senior citizen was having trouble withdrawing money from his savings account.
The issue was that the bank was unable to process his withdraw request because his identification card had expired. The elderly man was becoming more and more upset because no one would help. Since the bank’s policy required a valid identification for this type of transaction, there was nothing the bank tellers could do.
The senior citizen just couldn’t understand why they wouldn’t give me his money. Did he need the money in a hurry in order to pay his bills or buy food? We don’t know. But the man became more and more frustrated. This is the point at which the police were called.
Officer Josett approached the 92-year-old, and instead of escorting him out of the bank or arresting him, he took action. The cop went above and beyond the call of duty and drove the man to the nearest Department of Motor Vehicles to get a new state ID card! Afterwards, Officer Josett took him back to the bank before it closed.
The elderly man was then able to complete his bank transaction and withdraw his money using the now valid identification card.
Montebello Police Department posted this photo online of the officer walking with the elderly man in the bank.
See the full Facebook post below:
This post was shared thousands of times and received attention and praise from all over the world.
A person on Facebook commented:
“We often hear only bad news of officers, we can’t judge everyone the same, Officer Robert Josett thank you so much for helping this elderly man, it could have been my father, or grandfather. God Bless you….and thank you for your service.”
Another commenter noted:
“This Officer is a Saint! All this Little Grampa wants is to keep his Independence. And the officer helped him in a dignified manner. Good Job Officer!”
And yet another:
This Officer is a Saint! All this Little Grampa wants is to keep his Independence. And the officer helped him in a dignified manner. Good Job Officer!
With all the recent negative news about police officers, it’s great to see an example of an officer helping those in their community who are in need!
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