Jackson officer praised for fixing elderly woman’s dinner
Accolades are pouring in for Jackson Police Officer James Reynolds.
Reynolds responded to a med alert call from 87-year-old Eleanor Metzger who needed to eat so she could take her medication, according to ABC 7, but could not get her microwave to work.
Reynolds not only plugged it back in but heated up a meal for Metzger, cut up the meat and then cleaned everything up. He also got her a pot of coffee ready to go for the morning.
It's not the first time Reynolds has helped Metzger.
"We've been there a couple times prior," the 12-year veteran of the Jackson force told NJ.com. "I went there and let myself in because I'm familiar with her."
The department recognized Reynolds' good deed as well.
"The Jackson Police Department would like to recognize Officer Reynolds," posted Captain Steven Laskiewicz on the department Facebook page, "and all of our officers who very often go beyond the calls they're dispatched to, for all the good work they do that the general public does not often get to hear about.
Comments to the post were appreciative of Reynolds as well. "Jackson PD is first class. Well done Officer Reynolds," read one comment. "Thank you Officer Reynolds! There are so many seniors in desperate need of help. I hope the community comes together to help her! God Bless you!" read another.