SAN DIEGO (KCPQ) – When it comes to newly released cell phone video involving police officers, many people assume the worst.
However, a new video that was captured over the Memorial Day weekend shows a pair of officers going above and beyond the call of duty to help an Army veteran in need.
67-year-old Gilbert LaRocque relies on his scooter to get around after suffering a few debilitating injuries while serving in Vietnam.
On Sunday, LaRocque was running a few errands when something went horribly wrong.
About three miles from his home, the scooter died, leaving him stranded on the side of a busy street.
A driver offered to give him a ride home but the 300 pound scooter couldn’t be lifted into the car.
That’s when Eric Cooper and Milo Shields, two officers with the San Diego Police Department, came across LaRocque and his broken scooter.
LaRocque said, “He told the other officer, ‘Are you up for a walk?’ The officer said, ‘Yeah.’ They gave me a push all the way home. If it weren’t for them, I don’t know what I would have done.”
The pair pushed the scooter back to LaRocque’s home and was captured by a San Diego citizen on the long trek back.