Cop pulls over elderly man for speeding, ends up helping him hook up new TV he bought for sick wife

When Officer Kevin Coates of Sterling Heights, Michigan, pulled over a Buick for speeding, he thought it would be a typical traffic stop. But when he came face to face with the driver, he knew something was wrong.

On September 30, around 7:30 p.m., Coates pulled over a man for going over the speed limit. The driver, identified only as David, 79, was clearly upset. When the officer asked him what the matter was, his heartbreaking reply was: “Everything is going wrong.”

Officer Kevin Coates and David
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David, a long-time Sterling Heights resident, explained that he needed help. His wife is ill, and they have an adult son with special needs.

That day, David had just purchased a new TV for his family, hoping it would give them a bit of cheer. However, he couldn’t find the right cables to hook it up, so he visited different stores to figure out how to connect it.

“I really try to drive right,” he said, crying. “I bought a new television today because I wanted to make my wife happy, you know, and I can’t get it hooked up.”

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Coates asked him what the issue was, but David had no idea why it wouldn’t work. He mentioned that his old TV was a tube television, but he didn’t know what to do with it.

That’s when Coates realized it would take more than a conversation on the side of the road to help the troubled man. The officer then told him that his partner was good with electronics. He said they could stop by later that day to help him connect it.

The pair swapped phone numbers, and Coates went on his way to respond to a police call.

As promised, Coates arrived at David’s home an hour later with Officer Remi Verougstraete and his new recruit, Officer Jeremy Jakushevich. Together, the men mounted the TV and taught David how to view what was on and navigate different channels.

David admitted he wasn’t tech-savvy, and if not for the officers’ assistance, he would have never hooked up his new TV.

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Sterling Heights Police Chief Dale Dwojakowski praised the three officers for being generous with their time and helping David solve his problem.

“I’m very proud of Officer Coates, Officer Verougstraete, and new recruit Officer Jakushevich for going above and beyond to help our residents,” he said. “This is just another example of the amazing service that the Sterling Heights Police Department provides our community.”

David couldn’t be more grateful to the officers for helping him.

“They all came in. They moved my TV. They set it up and in a short time they were gone. You know? I said, ‘Wow, what service.’ I didn’t expect this from the Sterling Heights Police Officers,” he said.

David was only given a verbal warning for speeding. Watch the video below to see his encounter with the kind officer.

Another police officer who went above and beyond the call of duty is Officer Rolf Seiferheld of Duluth, Iowa.

Seiferheld first met 6-year-old Harrison Humphries when he was on patrol. The boy, who was born without arms, struck up a conversation with the cop and told him that he dreams of becoming a police officer someday.

According to the boy’s mom, Tara Humphries, Seiferheld treated her son like he would any other child.

Officer Rolf Seiferheld and Harrison Humphries talking to each other
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“Not many people will take the time or sometimes they’re scared,” she said.

Since their meeting, Seiferheld and Humphries have established a routine. Every Friday night, the kid joins his mentor on patrol. The cop shows the boy his tools and lets him sit behind the wheel of his police car. In turn, Humphries helps him out by making sure his equipment is in tip-top shape.

Seiferheld didn’t need to do this, but he still did for the kid’s sake, hoping to impart knowledge and inspire him to never stop reaching for his dreams.

Kudos to these police officers for serving their community in more ways than expected! Please share this story to let their efforts be known.

1 thought on “Cop pulls over elderly man for speeding, ends up helping him hook up new TV he bought for sick wife”

  1. nice to hear about acts of kindness and pay it forward situations – trouble is:
    “We believe we are a noble race but we are not.
    Individually, we have been known to be but collectively, well, look up ‘mob mentality’.”
    also today:
    A WORD ON LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE MILITARY TODAY (2021.01.19)

    As to “why” Law enforcement and the military are being led astray so easily is simply a case of obeying this fallacy that has come through their chain of command instigated by the world government plot (NWO) and the police believing they have no other recourse (fal·la·cy – a mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound argument).

    These people are trained to obey commands without debate. I understand that but this is not that time and you must realize there is no “them or us”. We are all citizens and you must not go blindly about but debate between what your conscience and your duty stands for. Your conscience says, “This is not right” and your duty says, “we must protect and serve” and I say, serve what? Citizens or the N.W.O. – your choice and you have got to make that choice; to either obey blindly or with humanity, logic and common sense.

    We can only hope (which is all any of us have left) that law enforcement will choose Common Sense when they wake up to the realization of what is actually going on. Hopefully their unions will instigate this.
    In the meantime, I ask you to leave your GUNG-OH in the basement because it is NOT NEEDED in this circumstance.
    WAKE UP PEOPLE – WE MISS YOU

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