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Gesture after 21 years inspires officer [Video]

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When Overland Park police Sgt. Dan Carney received a handwritten envelope, he said he was a little hesitant to open it.

When he finally did and read the handwritten note inside, it reminded him of a day 21 years ago when he was a rookie officer.

A man ran out of gas and money on his way to a job interview in Olathe, Kan.

“It was very traumatic for him I think because he was completely out of work and he was on his last dollar,” Carney said.

Carney gave Alfred Edmonds all that he had in his wallet at the time, $8.

Edmonds said he had always planned to return the $8, but he lost Carney’s business card until this week, when he was cleaning out some old boxes.

“What popped up was that piece of paper that I misplaced 21 years ago that I had his address on,” Edmonds said. “I thought to myself, ‘Oh my God, I can pay that $8 now.'”

In 21 years, Edmonds said he never forgot the officer who — without question — handed over every dime he had to a perfect stranger.

Read more and watch that story: Man’s Gesture After 21 Years Inspires Officer

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Written by allpositivenews

02/28/2009 at 11:42 am

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