Police officers go above and beyond the call of duty to buy food for struggling woman 

April 3, 2023

Police officers go above and beyond the call of duty to buy food for struggling woman 

‘It is often the actions not seen that truly reveal a person’s heart.’

Trooper Matthew Demny

PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — A Mason County sheriff’s deputy and a Michigan State Police trooper went above and beyond the call of duty Sunday, April 2, when they gave their own money to a struggling local woman who had not eaten in two days.

“On Sunday, April 2, at 10:23 a.m., Mason County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Danielle Gerbers and Michigan State Police trooper Matt Demny were called to the Ludington Walmart regarding a female walking up to cars asking for money,” stated Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole in a press release.

“Deputy Gerbers located the female in question — a 49-year-old Mason County resident — behind the Subway store,” said Sheriff Cole. “After speaking with the subject, it was learned that she had no money for food; she had not eaten in two days; the local food pantry was closed as it was Sunday; and she had walked to

Walmart hoping to get something to eat.

Dep. Danielle Gerbers

“Deputy Gerbers and Trooper Demny then walked the subject over to Walmart and purchased just over $90 in food and toiletries for her — paying out of their own pockets.

“It is often the actions not seen that truly reveal a person’s heart,” said the sheriff. “I am grateful for the law enforcement officers that — day in and day out — serve such an awesome community such as ours.”

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