Officer Honored for Buying Shoplifted Sandwiches for Homeless Man

Officer Honored for Buying Shoplifted Sandwiches for Homeless Man

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A New Hampshire Police Officer, Jeffrey Wholley, responded to a shoplifting complaint at a convenience store to find a 32-year-old man with four sandwiches in his coat valued at $9.16. The man admitted he was trying to steal the sandwiches but said he did so because he was homeless and hungry.

After consulting with his sergeant, as well as the Laconia Cumberland Farms store which issued the call, Wholley decided to refrain from prosecuting the man. He then purchased the sandwiches for the man so he would have something to eat.

Wholley received a letter of commendation from his boss and Cumberland Farms followed up this week with a donation of $1,000 in Wholley’s honor to the Laconia Police Relief Fund and $2,500 to the New Hampshire Food Bank.

(READ the report in the Convenience Store News)

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