Act of Kindness: Arlington Officers Pitch In to Help Widow Spruce Up Property

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Arlington police officers Emilio Rivera, Jeremy Lee, Leonard Moon, and Sgt. Robert Robertson recently received information that an elderly lady was facing citations for code violations at her home.

The woman was on a fixed income and had a fence that needed repairs along with some brush around her yard that needed to be cleaned up. Officers met with the woman and found out she was the widow of a former Lampasas County Sheriff’s Deputy. They noticed her yard needed some serious attention.

Lee and Robertson purchased fencing materials and concrete and brought tools to get the job done. They poured about 240 pounds of concrete to get the fence posts straightened up. They also brought yard equipment and trimmed the trees, mowed the grass and bundled up the debris for the trash truck to get. They worked all day and used the headlights from their trucks to finish up. The woman was worried about how much this all would cost, but the officers told her nothing. She said this “restored her faith in people.”

The City of Arlington, which launched a Kindness Initiative in 2017, applauds these officers for their efforts to make The American Dream City a great place to live, work, play and learn. People are encouraged to report acts of kindness that they perform, witness or were the recipient of through the City’s Ask Arlington mobile app, on the Acts of Kindness website, or by posting on social media using #ArlingtonKindness and @CityofArlington.

Click here to read more about Acts of Kindness occurring throughout The American Dream City.


4 thoughts on “Act of Kindness: Arlington Officers Pitch In to Help Widow Spruce Up Property”

  1. Boy did this native Texan-sadly-exiled-to-the-Permafrost(Maine) need a story like this after struggling through the day’s news! What a Texas-thing to do. God love and bless these good men.

  2. Wonderful kindness but I wonder why none of her neighbors helped her with these projects? God bless those who did help! And open the eyes and hearts of others to see the needs of their own neighbors.

  3. What a wonderful deed, so proud of those officers. Especially our nephew Lenoard Moon.
    Kindness is one of the fruits of the spirt. May God continue to bless all of them.

  4. I love this! Thank you to the officers who responded and helped this woman. It’s so nice to BE nice! I’m sure they will be blessed in a marvelous way.

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