Police Officer Buys Groceries for Elderly Woman Living with Disabled Son During Quarantine


  • The Warick Police Department received a call on Friday that an 87-year-old woman living with her disabled son confined inside their home have nothing to eat.
  • Officer Jill Marshall from Rhode Island volunteered to go to the store for the family who is unable to go out of their house during this coronavirus pandemic.
  • The supermarket covered the $25-bill and the shoppers donated money to add $100 for the food of the old woman and her son.

Officer Jill Marshall from Rhode Island offered assistance to another senior member of the community who is in need of help as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the United States. This comes after Warick Police Department received a call on Friday that an 87-year-old woman living with her son with a disability are confined inside their home without food, unable to go out.

The West Bay Community action was unable to help the elderly woman until Monday for the groceries, so the service organization forwarded the matter over to the police department.

Last night a call came in from West Bay Community action that an 87 year old had called in because she had no food in…

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Officer Jill in the Community Services Division of the Police Department conducted a welfare check on the family the day after the concern was forwarded. She requested that they list down groceries that they would require, volunteered to go to the store for the woman, her son and their cat.

The locals shopping at the store overheard the story and donated money to add for the groceries. The supermarket covered $25 bill and the customers doing their own shopping donated an additional $100 worth of food for the old woman and her son.

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“I was ready to use my own money to help them but the generosity of those shopping and Shaw’s [the grocery store] paid for her list. I would have never left them and make them wait for food. That’s just not humane,” Officer Jill said.

She says that she felt “grateful and appreciative for those who overheard me and just pulled out their wallet to help.”

The Warick Police Department Facebook Page reported that “the officer was able to return with everything in the list.”

Officer Jill shares about her experience helping another during this time, “When I saw how happy and relieved [the elderly woman] and her son were, it truly made my night. I can’t express how good that felt.”

Source: People


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