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Police And Strangers Buy 95-Year-Old Air Conditioner After He Calls 911 Due To Texas Heat

Police and strangers came to an elderly man’s rescue last week after he dialed 911 to report his broken air conditioning unit.

On June 8, the Fort Worth, Texas, Police Department answered a call from 95-year-old Julius Hatley, who said his central air had stopped working in the 90-degree heat.

“I know we’re not A/C repair people, but we got done with one call and went straight there,” Officer Christopher Weir told ABC News today. “I started sweating immediately, as soon as I got there. [Hatley] said he woke up in sweat and didn’t know what to do, so he called us.”

Weir, 31, and his partner, Officer William Margolis, drove to a local Home Depot to purchase a window A/C for Hatley out of their own pockets. When they arrived, the store’s managers insisted on contributing $150 toward the unit.

Weir and his colleagues then installed the unit in Hatley’s house until they could figure out how to pay someone to repair his central air.

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