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Tennessee Cop Goes Viral After Being Spotted Helping Elderly Woman To Hair Appointment

Murfreesboro, TN – A Murfreesboro police officer helped an elderly woman get her hair appointment in April and a video of his good deed spread across social media (video below).

Murfreesboro Police Officer Lance Hofmeister was on patrol on the morning of April 29 when he spotted 84-year-old Elizabeth Goode shuffling down the road, WSMV reported.

“I was driving down Old Fort Parkway and noticed what appeared to be a senior citizen walking down the highway with her walker,” Officer Hofmeister explained.

Dashcam video showed the officer stopped his car and approached the woman.

Officer Hofmeister said he stopped to make sure that she wasn’t lost and knew where she was going, WSMV reported.

Goode told the officer that she had taken the bus from Nashville but it dropped her off a mile away from her hair appointment at the Paul Mitchell Hair School, and she was trying to walk there.

Officer Hofmeister offered Goode a lift and helped her into the back of his patrol car, video from the interior of the vehicle showed.

The officer said Goode reminded him of his late grandmother and the two had a nice chat on the way to her appointment, WSMV reported.

“I lost my grandmother a couple of years back, and it just gave me that feeling all over again of just the sincere nostalgic – it was a great feeling,” Officer Hofmeister said.

A bystander in the parking lot saw them arrive at the hair school and filmed a video of Officer Hofmeister helping Goode into the building with her walker.

She posted it to TikTok and it quickly went viral, WSMV reported.

“It was definitely a sweet moment, and I’ll always remember it,” Officer Hofmeister said.

Watch the good deed unfold in the video below:

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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