State Trooper Brings Picnic Lunch to Homeless Woman on Roadside

State Trooper Brings Picnic Lunch to Homeless Woman on Roadside

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State Trooper Helps Homeless FB Mass State Police

When this officer saw a woman on the side of the road holding a sign and asking for help, he kept driving — so he could buy and deliver her a meal.

Massachusetts State Trooper Luke Bonin had just left court when he saw the woman. He picked up two take-out lunches and drove back to find her.

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When Lynn Murphy, a homeless mother of four, saw the police cruiser pull up, she thought the trooper was there to remove her for panhandling. She was surprised when Bonin offered her the choice of the two meals instead.

The trooper then sat with her on the side of the road and talked with her while they both had lunch.

Bonin never told his superiors or fellow troopers about the good deed, but a passerby snapped a photo of the scene and passed it along to the state police.

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“Yes, Trooper Bonin, we know you do not want or expect publicity,” the Massachusetts State Police wrote on its Facebook page. “We know you didn’t want to be noticed, but you were, and the job is proud of you. We commend you for your selfless act, and for ‘doing the right thing’ for someone less fortunate than most people.”

Hail the Officer’s Good Deed by Clicking to Share… (Photo from Massachusetts State Police Facebook page below)