Cumberland police officials said Sgt. Thomas Burgess checked on an elderly man Tuesday. When he discovered that the man was low on food and not eaten that day, the 28-year-old law enforcement veteran swapped his police cap for a chef’s hat.
Burgess delivered groceries to the man and then cooked him dinner, WGME reported.
“Thank you for everything you do Sergeant, day in and day out to make our community a better place to live,” Cumberland police wrote on Facebook. In a later comment on social media, the department added that Burgess did the dishes, started a load of laundry and took out the trash.
The original Facebook post has been liked more than 5,100 times and has been shared nearly 800 times.
Sgt. Burgess checked on a very nice elderly community member in town and discovered that he was running low on food and...