Cops Buy Back Pawned Wedding Ring for Elderly Cornwall Couple

Cops Buy Back Pawned Wedding Ring for Elderly Cornwall Couple

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Responding to a domestic dispute call, Cornwall police officers in Canada arrived at the home to find an elderly woman suffering from dementia and a husband had recently pawned his wedding ring in an effort to purchase groceries.

“The couple had been married 54 years and the husband admitted he was finding it difficult to not only care for his wife, but to put food on the table,” reports the Cornwall Seaway News.

“Police quickly began canvassing among themselves and raised $150 to purchase groceries for the couple, as well as $130 to buy the ring back from a local pawn shop.”

Social services that help Alzheimer’s patients are now involved and helping the couple.

(READ more from the Cornwall Seaway News)

Photo credit: Cornwall Community Police Service Facebook Page / Story tip from Stephanie White

CORRECTION: A photo of Cornwall police officers in England was featured, but the story derives from Cornwall, Ontario.

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