Arizona police officers who were responding to a woman’s call after her husband passed away on Sunday noticed something wrong with the front door’s lock and decided to help out (video below).
Geraldeine Tabor called Glendale Police to report her husband’s death Sunday morning, Fox 10 reported. When officers arrived, they tried to comfort the woman by doing some house work.
Sgt. Jeff Turney noticed the front door lock was broken. He sent one of the officers to Home Depot to buy a new lock and they installed it.
“It was a lock that's normally used in the inside of the house for a bathroom and it wouldn't latch, there was no latch to it and she was using a deadbolt to try and keep it locked at night,” Turney said. “I had a Home Depot card in my pocket, so I sent an officer to Home Depot on 43rd there and Camelback and told him to pick up a front door lock and he brought it back, and I pulled my tool bag out and we went to town and fixed it before we left.”
Tabor said she’d never seen anything quite like it.
“When the coroner finally came and got my husband, I walked over here and he was working on it, and I have never seen that before, that's a new one,” she said. “They have enough, a big job taking care of us out there, they don't need to you know, and I really do appreciate it.”
Turney said they feel better about the situation knowing that at least Tabor will be a little more safe tonight.
“I've been doing this for 36 years now and I've seen a lot of people in trouble and we try to help them one at a time,” Turney said.
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