Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Rochester, NY Police Homicide Investigator David Simpson Helps Elderly Woman Cross Busy Intersection

Rochester, NY Police investigator David Simpson
helping elderly woman cross street.
Photo by Davy V.
By Davy V.

As an activist, writer and blogger exposing police misconduct, and corruption, I don't often get to see, much less write about, a law enforcement officer going out of their way to make a positive difference in someone's life.

On Wednesday afternoon, I got to witness such an act of kindness.

Minutes after grabbing lunch on State Street, near Kodak, I saw something I have never seen before.

Photo by Davy V.
A member of the Rochester, NY Police department stopping his official vehicle in traffic, getting out, and helping an elderly woman cross one of Rochester's busiest intersections.

Here's what happened.

As I was eating at DiPisa Subs, Rochester Police homicide investigator David Simpson came in and grabbed lunch to go.

Photo by Davy V.
When I finished eating and went to my car, I saw Simpson, who left before I did, pull his unmarked Chevy Impala over, at the intersection of State and Brown Streets, and turn on his flashing headlights and siren horn.

Investigator Simpson then exited his vehicle, walked over to an elderly African-American woman who was pushing a shopping cart, and helped her cross the street.

RPD investigator Simpson could have done what most of us do everyday, drive right by an elderly or down and out person, without even thinking that perhaps that person could use some assistance.

Investigator Simpson didn't have to stop.

He could have kept driving.

But he didn't.

And for that, I thank him, and give him two thumbs up!

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