Contact Us

Police Officers Give Stranded Army Vet a Helping Hand [VIDEO]

Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images

Two police officers in San Diego are being recognized for helping out an army veteran who was stranded when his motorized scooter broke down. 

The phrase “To Protect and Serve” is usually emblazoned on the side of police cars because that’s what officers are sworn to do. Protect their communities and to serve the people of those communities; even if it literally means going the extra mile.

Officers Milo Shields and Eric Cooper with the San Diego Police Department noticed a man in an electric scooter was apparently stranded after his scooter broke down in the middle of the sidewalk. The man on the scooter, 67 year old Gilbert LacRoque depends on the scooter to get around as he was wounded in the army while fighting in Viet Nam. Still a mile from his home, he didn’t know what to do when the officers offered to push him home.

As the daughter of a police officer, I can tell you that these are the kinds of stories that you almost never hear about, but happen more often than you think.


More from 98 Country

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://98country.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 98 COUNTRY quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 98 COUNTRY quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!