NYPD officers buy groceries for 90-year-old veteran

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Posted at 12:13 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 12:13:02-04

QUEENS — Members of the NYPD went out of their way to help to make sure a 90-year-old veteran was taken care of during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Police officers in the 107th precinct responded to a 311 call Sunday. Cops discovered the man, a Korean War veteran, was having trouble getting his groceries.

The officers decided to chip in and go to a local grocery store to buy the man food for the week, according to the NYPD 107th Precinct’s Twitter account.

Groceries across New York City have implemented special shopping times for seniors and frontline workers in an attempt to allow more convenience while shopping.

There are over 240,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York state, with nearly 130,000 cases in New York City, according to the NYC Health Department.