Over the last few years,81-year-old Roberta is lives with her daughter in Charles County, Maryland, has had a daily ritual, every day she likes to walk down to her driveway and then walk back up.
However, on 3/18/2016, something strange happened. Roberta went out for her daily walk and never came back. Her family began to worry because Roberta suffers from dementia. She immediately called 911.
Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to their call by sending five police officers to look for her. Officer P. DeBoe, C. Caywood, B. Morrison, Sgt. C. Black, and Cpl. C. Clevenge began searching through the heavily wooded neighborhood. After 40 minutes of searching, Roberta was spotted walking alone in the woods.
Take a look below to see a picture of the beautiful moment, which Received Over 967,000 Likes:
At first, she seemed confused at the sudden appearance of police officers on the tree-lined trail, and she asked if the officers were out taking a walk too. They quietly replied ‘Yes,” after all, it was a beautiful day. And then she seemed relieved and told them she had lost her way. “No problem,” said Officer Morrison who then gently took her hand and, along with the other officers walked her back to her house. — Writes the Charles County Sheriff’s Office on Facebook.
Officers encounter different situations every day. Some good, some not so good. In this case, a frightening situation for the family ended happily. For that, they were thankful. For us, it’s the rewarding part of policing.