The police force has been given a bad reputation over the past few years. But thanks to Officer Robert Josett responded to an incident at a local bank, the world is witnessing the true compassion of these heroes.
Officer Robert Josett works for the Montebello Police Department, located 10 miles outside of Los Angeles. Josett received a call from the local Bank of America to assist with an unruly customer.
Officer Josett was dispatched to the scene of the disturbance. The report stated that there was an elderly gentleman who was causing a scene and getting quite upset.
Josett walked into the bank and noticed a very agitated and saddened 92-year-old man. There was a lot of commotion going on as the officer approached the man. According to the reports, the senior citizen was attempting to withdraw money from his account but was struggling with the transaction.
It turns out that his ID had expired so the bank was unable to process his request and the man became increasingly distressed that no one would help him.
The bank’s policy is to require a current form of identification for these types of transactions so they were left in an awkward situation. Unfortunately, the elderly man didn’t know why they wouldn’t work with him; this is when the authorities were called.
When Officer Josett approached the gentleman, he didn’t escort the man out of the building. He took the man to his car and drove him to the Department of Motor Vehicles to get a brand new ID card.
Earlier today, officers responded to the Bank of America in Montebello regarding a patron who was causing a disturbance….
Once the policeman had helped the elderly gent get his new identification, he drove him back to the bank before it closed so that he could withdraw his money.
After the posting a photo of the officer and the elderly man on Facebook, the Montebello Police Department received national attention. The image had been shared over 38,000 times. The comment section was inundated with positive affirmation for the officer and his good deed.
In days where the police are tarnished by the wrong-doings of a small minority, it’s nice to be able to share a positive story of the real good deeds these heroes do for us.
We thank Officer Robert Josett for his compassion and care for his community. And thanks to the thousands of unsung heroes who joined the force for the right reasons. We need more folks like them.