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.