Police Officer Spots Homeless Man Digging Through Trash And Takes Him To A Restaurant

October 11, 2018

A police officer in Utah is being praised for his compassion after he was photographed buying a hot dog for a starving homeless man.

According to Jonathan Allen, who posted the photo on Facebook, the man had been searching for food in trash cans before Detective Overman spotted him.

Allen wrote: "Today I saw this officer buy a hotdog for the man on the right. Prior to the man being at the officers side, he was diving into a trash barrel in hopes of finding food. The officer saw him in need and went outside: 'Hey dude! Let me get you a dog.' I don't know the officer's name, but thanks for extending this friendly act of kindness to less fortunate citizens of Salt Lake City. It was humbling. We need more compassionate people in law enforcement like yourself."

The Salt Lake City Police Department thanked Detective Overman for setting a great example.

"We are proud of our officers and the compassionate service they offer our community everyday! Thanks Det. Overman for being a great example and buying a meal for this man!" the department wrote on Twitter.

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