Calif. deputies shop for elderly man who didn’t want to leave his home due to COVID-19

The deputies took the man’s grocery list and returned to leave his food and supplies at the door


By Amanda Lien

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Two Santa Cruz County deputies sent to check on an elderly man didn’t stop there. They also went on a grocery run.

ABC7 reports deputies Jacob Cooper and Nick Solano were called to the man’s home by some concerned neighbors who noticed the elderly man hadn’t gone on his usual walks to the grocery store in a few weeks.

Cooper and Solano made contact with the man and confirmed he was OK, but hadn’t gone to the store in a while because of the COVID-19 threat and needed some supplies, according to ABC7. To protect the man from exposure, the deputies made a list and went to the store for him. Then, wearing gloves and a mask, they dropped off the grocery bags at the door.

"Some calls for service end at the jail, others end on a front porch with a bag of groceries," the department wrote on Facebook. "While there are questions about what the future holds, one thing we know -- we'll always be here."

 

Some calls for service end at the jail, others end on a front porch with a bag of groceries. Deputies were called for a...

Posted by Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, April 2, 2020

 

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