Officer Danny Antillon knew what to do when a citizen needed his help.
Police responded to the bus bench at the north east corner of East Route 66 and Elwood Avenue at 7:48 a.m. to check the welfare of a disabled woman. The woman, who uses a walker, told Antillon that someone stole her shoes and that her feet hurt, according to Glendora Police in a Facebook post.
Antillon quickly decided to help the woman and used his own money to purchase some new shoes for her from one of the Goodwill stores in town. Antillion also provided her with a jacket, bottled water and a bus pass to help her get home, police said.
“Danny Antillon is one of the best we have and his actions don’t surprise me,” said Glendora Police Chief Tim Staab. “I expect officers to fight crime aggressively, but I also hope that they show care and compassion that our community expects.
“At time when national rhetoric is so critical of law enforcement, it’s good to be reminded of outstanding work that our officers perform on a daily basis, but goes unnoticed.”