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Cop's Good Deed Goes Viral

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. Revmitchell

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    It was cold, wet and gray in Winston-Salem, N.C., when Police Officer Charlie Ziegler noticed a woman pushing a stroller in the rain.

    "I went up to her and said, 'Get in the car, there's no reason for you or your baby to be out here,'" Ziegler told ABC News.

    Ziegler's act of chivalry last Tuesday was photographed by a passer-by and posted on Facebook and the officer has been surprised by how popular the photo has become on the internet since, to him, it was a normal act of kindness.

    "You see someone and you just help them," he said.

    The woman and her child had only three blocks left before reaching her destination, a daycare center where she works, but Ziegler wanted to get them out of the icy rain.

    Ziegler joined the police department four years ago.

    "It was one of those, either do it or stop talking about it kind of moments. Right around when the economy went completely down. So I applied and here I am," said Ziegler.

    But the officer doesn't attribute his good deed to being a policeman. As a husband and father of two young children, Ziegler says even if he was off-duty, he still would have helped the woman.

    When off-duty, Ziegler works at First Baptist Church. He said that while providing security there, he often sees the woman who he helped walk by.

    Ziegler's mother-in-law, Donna Johnson, told ABC News that the act was representative of his caring personality.


    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/03/cops-good-deed-goes-viral/
     
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