Not every complaint that a police officer is called to involves catching a criminal; sometimes it’s just problem solving and lending a helping hand. Cst. Sukhdeep Toor found that out when he was dispatched to a broken-down wheelchair.
On Friday (Feb. 17, 2017) a transit bus driver noticed that a man in a power wheelchair appeared to be having difficulty. Suspecting he might be stranded, the driver notified the police. When Cst. Toor arrived on the scene, the man in the wheelchair told him the motor on his chair had broken.
The disabled man had no family to call and no money for a cab. Cst. Toor soon realized that he wouldn’t be able to fit the wheelchair into his police car to take the man home. So Cst. Toor asked where the man lived and pushed him in his wheelchair more than six blocks to his residence.
“This man just needed a helping hand,” said Cst. Toor. “I was glad to help him get home safely.”