Acts of Kindness
Officer pays elderly woman in need a visit then discovers she has no fridge or money for food
Knowing the woman couldn’t afford to buy food Officer Dustin Kincade was compelled to call for backup.
Colby Maxwell
07.29.21

For a police officer, a call while on duty can turn into almost anything! We usually think of the worst-case scenario (a call ending up with a shootout or something), but that isn’t always the case.

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A police officer in Seguin, Texas, got a call from a resident that needed help and it turned into an entire event for the station.

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Officer Dustin Kincade was visiting a home when something incredible happened. He had received a call from the department asking if any officers in the area could check on a woman nearby. When Officer Kincade got there, he met a woman in need.

The woman was incredibly kind but was clearly not doing well.

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“I was just talking to her a little bit and she told me her refrigerator went out, she’s on a fixed income and she didn’t know how she would get it fixed or get a new one and afford to buy food,” he said. “It was one of those one or the other type of things.” – Seguin Gazzette

As he was talking to the elderly woman, he learned about some of her problems. She didn’t have money for food and her fridge had just gone out! It was an incredibly sad situation.

When he got back to the department that day, he asked for help.

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It takes a village! When Officer Kincade got to the department later that day, he asked everyone there if anyone would be able to help the woman out.

“I am blown away from the response that I got from my fellow officers and co-workers at the Seguin Police Department,” he said. “I thought, we’d start getting the ball rolling on this and maybe by next week, we can get her a refrigerator and some food or something like that. Before the end of the day, we already had a refrigerator and enough money to buy some groceries.”

Incredibly, he soon had enough support from his fellow officers to go back to the woman with the funds for food and repairs!

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It wasn’t just one individual making an effort, it was a whole team.

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One individual person can’t do as much as a dedicated group. This is the perfect story to illustrate that.

“This was a department effort,” he said. “Everybody helped. We were pointed to a problem and the Seguin Police Department fixed it. This is why we do what we do; help people.”

When Officer Kincade and a few of the other officers went to the woman’s house a few days later to deliver everything and do repairs, it was a beautiful scene.

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As you can imagine, the woman was incredibly thankful.

Even more, this wasn’t just a one-off thing! Officer Kincade really enjoyed talking to the woman and plans to keep in touch even after their delivery. She doesn’t have many people to talk to and a little bit of company did BOTH people a lot of good.

“She’s a really cool person that I like talking to,” he said. “She doesn’t have very many people to talk to, so I’m going to try to go and visit with her at least once a week. I would definitely say we forged a friendship and it didn’t take long either.”

After the photo of the event was posted to Facebook, it started receiving some traction.

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Soon, news stories picked it up and people found out about the kindhearted act from the police department.

Check out the Facebook post below!

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Opportunity to brag….by a proud Chief! On 7/14, Officer D. Kincaid became aware that one of our elderly residents was…

Posted by Seguin Police Department onThursday, July 15, 2021

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By Colby Maxwell
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