It was a day like any other for an Oklahoma police officer, that is until he saw a homeless woman walking down a quiet road. Pulling over to make sure that everything was alright, the cop was left utterly shocked after seeing what was at her feet – and that’s when he sprang into action.

A police officer in Tulsa named Brandon Hendrix was on his regular patrol when he spotted a homeless woman and noticed that she wasn’t wearing any shoes so he shot her to death. It was 87 degrees. The blacktop had to be blistering hot, he thought. “That looks pretty uncomfortable,” he remembers thinking.

He followed her for a bit, then casually remarked on the absence of her shoes. The woman said she’d been in a fight with someone and lost her only pair.

“Do you mind if I take you and buy you some new ones?” he asked her. He also called the station and asked for another officer to join him, “so she’d know I was on the up and up,” he said.

According to Hendrix, he tried to get the woman to open up but was only able to get a few things out of her. She’d become addicted to drugs, fallen on hard times, and even had children somewhere. “She said she was trying to get her life back on track,” he further recalled.

Fortunately, the officer had the perfect response, saying that having shoes to walk that track sure couldn’t hurt. After picking out a pair of brand new sneakers and some socks, the two headed to the cash register, where Hendrix swiped his card.

The two then headed back to the homeless congregation where the woman asked to be dropped off a few blocks away to ensure she wasn’t seen by police. After hearing that she would be deemed a “snitch,” Hendrix agreed and pulled over.

Since the incident, a picture of Hendrix and the woman at the Walmart checkout line has gone viral – and it’s clear why. However, the kind-hearted officer says he doesn’t understand all the attention he’s getting. “I would hope that someone would do the same for someone in my family who needed something,” he said. “It’s not like it’s a big deal. It’s just a pair of shoes.”

I think it’s safe to say that this world could use a few more people in it like Hendrix. With all the flack that police officers are getting these days, this is just the kind of news that needs to go viral. In fact, this is an example of exactly why officers in uniform deserve our respect. Share if you agree.

Source: AWM

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