Fla. deputies replace elderly woman’s broken fridge

The woman called 911 because she couldn’t afford to buy a replacement


By Suzie Ziegler 

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — A trio of sheriff’s deputies are being praised after going above and beyond the call of duty for a senior citizen in distress earlier this month. 

According to a July 19 Facebook post from the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, Cheryl Nanartonis believed she was in crisis when her refrigerator broke down and her food was going to spoil. She called 911 because she couldn’t afford to buy a replacement, the sheriff’s office said. 

When deputies arrived at Cheryl’s home, they explained the importance of only calling 911 during emergencies. However, they saw how upset she was and knew they had to take action before clearing the call. 

Deputy Marcum, Deputy Elliot and Sgt. Flynn made arrangements with a local Goodwill to donate a gently used refrigerator to Cheryl, according to the post. They also had the fridge delivered to make sure Cheryl was back on track. 

Sheriff's deputies replace Cheryl Nanartonis' broken fridge July 19, 2020 in Martin County, Florida. (Martin County Sheriff's Office)
Sheriff's deputies replace Cheryl Nanartonis' broken fridge July 19, 2020 in Martin County, Florida. (Martin County Sheriff's Office)

 

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