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M&P Shooter
11-28-2012, 07:48
Jennifer Foster of Florence, AZ was visiting Times Square with her husband Nov. 14 when they saw a shoeless man asking for change. She writes, “Right when I was about to approach, one of your officers came up behind him. The officer said, ‘I have these size 12 boots for you, they are all-weather. Let’s put them on and take care of you.’ The officer squatted down on the ground and proceeded to put socks and the new boots on this man. The officer expected NOTHING in return and did not know I was watching*. I have been in law enforcement for 17 years. I was never so impressed in my life. I did not get the officer’s name. It is important, I think, for all of us to remember the real reason we are in this line of work. The reminder this officer gave to our profession in his presentation of human kindness has not been lost on myself or any of the Arizona law enforcement officials with whom this story has been shared.”
Our thanks to the Fosters for their attention and appreciation, and especially to this officer, who remains anonymous.
http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/ab89/Glock40guy/396591_388162557927199_467455045_n.jpg

Send us your NYPD snapshots via Facebook message, and/or email the Department through http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mailnypd.html.

stolenphot0
11-28-2012, 07:55
What a jerk. All that guy wanted was a beer. He wasn't asking for boots!

Good on the officer, that was pretty nice of him.

Cali-Glock
11-28-2012, 07:58
Very cool!

badge315
11-28-2012, 08:10
Sometimes even decent folks become police officers. :supergrin:

c01
11-28-2012, 08:16
Like :wavey:

RedTop
11-28-2012, 08:22
Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.

The boots were probably outfitted with RFID tags to track and monitor this guy without cause or reason. The police state knows no bounds.


:supergrin:

Adjuster
11-28-2012, 08:27
I hate to be the Debbie Downer in this thread but I am skeptical to the validity of this story. It just reeks of internet make believe. All the classic 'email/spam/forward this' signs are there.



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Steel Head
11-28-2012, 08:30
This is a good time of year to be getting some shoes.
Cool story.

stolenphot0
11-28-2012, 08:34
I hate to be the Debbie Downer in this thread but I am skeptical to the validity of this story. It just reeks of internet make believe. All the classic 'email/spam/forward this' signs are there.



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Yeah, I haven't seen a bum sitting around Times Square for a while. They seem to know "to move along"

Chuck TX
11-28-2012, 08:39
It's a trap. When he uses the "these aren't my shoes" defense, nobody will believe him. :tbo:

TheExplorer
11-28-2012, 08:43
Wait a second...I thought the internet was only for posting bad things?

Bren
11-29-2012, 11:10
I hate to be the Debbie Downer in this thread but I am skeptical to the validity of this story. It just reeks of internet make believe. All the classic 'email/spam/forward this' signs are there.



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From CNN: (http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/29/new-york-cops-act-of-kindness-goes-viral/?hpt=hp_t3)The NYPD says the officer remains anonymous on its Facebook post, but The New York Times tracked him down.

He's Lawrence DePrimo, 25, a two-year veteran of the department, according to the Times report.

He told the Times he saw the man walking down the sidewalk without shoes, felt for him in the frigid evening, found out his shoe size and popped into a nearby Skechers store to buy him a pair, spending $75.

I know that will upset some Glock Talkers, but the police will do something you can talk bad about soon, so keep your chins up.

janice6
11-29-2012, 11:13
Sometimes even decent folks become police officers. :supergrin:



More often than not. Thanks for caring guys.

Kilrain
11-29-2012, 11:16
I couldn't help but notice that the Officer was wearing his hat. So it's all legal I guess..................:whistling:

Goat 36
11-29-2012, 12:02
Rookie mistake!

Nobody's talking about the 'blanket party' this officer received when the precinct caught wind of his public kindness.

"Listen up, Rookie! The more good you do, the more good you're EXPECTED to do! You wana make all of our jobs harder?!! Is that what you want?!!"

Good kid.

I give him a week.

G19Tony
11-29-2012, 12:04
I like random acts of kindness. Good for him. :cool:

robrides85
11-29-2012, 13:07
Very cool.

Patchman
11-29-2012, 13:32
Let me understand this: A fuzzy video AND the NY Times jumped in on this?

I'm going to have to give this cop "two thumbs down" so no one on GNG can accuse me of always defending a cop, no matter what he/she is being accused of. :whistling:

Lonestar 48
11-29-2012, 13:43
Obviously photoshopped; the cop figure is really Lyndsey Stone!

Thanks for finding the info about Officer DePrimo Bren!

Cream Soda Kid
11-29-2012, 14:06
Very heart-warming story.

Way to go!! :cheerleader:

Never Nervous
11-29-2012, 14:13
Thanks for the post M&P. Good follow up Bren. We don't see enough of the good things LEO's do.

NN

Critias
11-29-2012, 14:25
Very heart-warming story.
I think mostly it was footwarming.

Dukeboy01
11-29-2012, 14:29
$75?! Clearly, NYPD officers are grossly overpaid!

Carrys
11-29-2012, 14:38
I hate to be the Debbie Downer in this thread......


No, something tells me you really don't.

jakebrake
11-29-2012, 15:07
Thanks for the post M&P. Good follow up Bren. We don't see enough of the good things LEO's do.

NN

they aren't youtube worthy. no one's career can be destroyed by that 15 seconds taken out of context. if they are putting their own life on the line, to save the clown with the camera, it's not worth taping...and that's sad.


really starting to believe that.

offer one a cup of coffee, or pick up their morning joe at starbucks, and say thank you.

Brucev
11-29-2012, 15:39
Jennifer Foster of Florence, AZ was visiting Times Square with her husband Nov. 14 when they saw a shoeless man asking for change. She writes, “Right when I was about to approach, one of your officers came up behind him. The officer said, ‘I have these size 12 boots for you, they are all-weather. Let’s put them on and take care of you.’ The officer squatted down on the ground and proceeded to put socks and the new boots on this man. The officer expected NOTHING in return and did not know I was watching*. I have been in law enforcement for 17 years. I was never so impressed in my life. I did not get the officer’s name. It is important, I think, for all of us to remember the real reason we are in this line of work. The reminder this officer gave to our profession in his presentation of human kindness has not been lost on myself or any of the Arizona law enforcement officials with whom this story has been shared.”
Our thanks to the Fosters for their attention and appreciation, and especially to this officer, who remains anonymous.
http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/ab89/Glock40guy/396591_388162557927199_467455045_n.jpg

Send us your NYPD snapshots via Facebook message, and/or email the Department through http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mailnypd.html.

Thank you for this post. An outstanding example of what is good and admirable about policemen.

Hedo1
11-29-2012, 15:40
"That which you do for the least of my brothers you do unto me".

Some people believe, others live it every day.

Spiffums
11-29-2012, 15:53
Will we hear about it when someone kills him for his shoes?

SCHADENFREUDE
11-29-2012, 16:22
Another good guy. We need to hear way more of these stories. Power to the good LEO.

Gallium
11-29-2012, 16:52
Let me understand this: A fuzzy video AND the NY Times jumped in on this?

I'm going to have to give this cop "two thumbs down" so no one on GNG can accuse me of always defending a cop, no matter what he/she is being accused of. :whistling:


Deep down YOU KNOW you want to defend him. :)

It's a trap. :rofl:

NeverMore1701
11-29-2012, 17:25
Like I said in another tread, there's a hell of a lot of good cops out there, we just don't often hear about them because the ****ups are so much more "newsworthy".

ray9898
11-29-2012, 17:34
It happens it is just rarely reported. For some reason this made me think of San Diego PD Officer Henwood who was killed a couple of years back. He was on duty and picked up a to-go order at McDonalds. He ended up buying a neighborhood kid some cookies while inside. He left and was killed a couple of minutes later when he was ambushed by a guy who drove up beside he patrol car and shot him in the head with a shotgun.

Cochese
11-29-2012, 19:49
Plenty of jerkoffs are coming out of the woodwork to ***** about it now...

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-nypd-cop-helps-homeless-man-photo-20121129,0,5425337.story

:steamed:

happyguy
11-29-2012, 20:07
I hope karma come around to the officer.

Regards,
Comrade Happyguy :)

goldenlight
11-30-2012, 05:30
I hate to be the Debbie Downer in this thread but I am skeptical to the validity of this story. It just reeks of internet make believe. All the classic 'email/spam/forward this' signs are there.



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Please engage brain, before putting mouth in gear.

The officer paid for the boots out of his own pocket, though the store gave him a price break.

The office didn't know anyone was watching, much less taking photos.

The officer was on the Today shoe on 11/29.

You can google up the story. It's legitimate.

Imagine that: You're wrong.

GSSF17
11-30-2012, 05:37
I hate to be the Debbie Downer in this thread but

No you don't. :upeyes:

Gallium
11-30-2012, 05:43
Kudos to the officer. That was a mighty fine thing to do, even if he was a priest - which in my walnut sized mind has a higher calling for serving the indigent. When you imagine the hundreds or thousands of people who have walked past this shoeless person and have this one cop go out of his way and out of pocket to help, you cannot help but be awed by his kindness.

Kudos to the officer. I hope his kindness is returned in bucketloads. :)

R2D2
11-30-2012, 05:55
I hate to be the Debbie Downer in this thread but I am skeptical to the validity of this story. It just reeks of internet make believe. All the classic 'email/spam/forward this' signs are there.



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Having lived in NY for almost 60 years and having worked in Manhattan for over 40, I can tell you that the NYPD is really the Finest and the people of NY are very caring and generous. I have no doubt that this story is very real.:perfect10:

TheExplorer
11-30-2012, 06:04
They also reported on the news last night he carries the receipt in his bp vest.

BicycleDay43
11-30-2012, 06:33
Officer has a very positive heart. A lot of Albuquerque and BCSO officers are the same way around here. Human beings doing a great job at being a cop. Most of the guys you can go up to and have a good 20 minute heart to heart conversation. That's good enough for me.

Sent from the bridge of an Imperial Star Destroyer

TheExplorer
11-30-2012, 06:47
http://todaynews.today.com/_news/2012/11/30/15568550-cop-who-bought-shoes-for-homeless-man-really-didnt-think-about-the-money?lite