Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Police Officer's Friendship With Homeless Vet Is An Example Of True Compassion.

These days, people tend to freeze when they see a cop walking up or when they hear a siren in the distance, even if they’ve done nothing wrong. But we often forget that there are a lot of police officers out there who have sworn to serve and protect and officer Dena Walker Pauly of the Lawrenceville Police Department in Lawrenceville, Georgia, is one of them. But while her role required her to never set one of them above the rest and love all humanity instead, she formed a bond with an elderly man and showed him the kind of compassion that will touch everyone’s hearts.

Two years ago, officer Dena Walker Pauly got a call to a local pawn shop which was run by Bob.

She got to meet the elderly man who had an aura of loneliness surrounding him. She decided to do something that would turn her into one of the most precious people in his life. But first, she had to hear his story.

Dena learned that Bob’s life hadn’t been much of a picnic and it had been this way since he was a kid.

He was alone since early childhood and had no friends or family. He had also been homeless most of his life. To make things worse, he had suffered a stroke that made it extremely difficult and nearly impossible to speak.

Dena learned that Bob’s life hadn’t been much of a picnic and it had been this way since he was a kid.

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Although Dena had a family of her own and a job as a police officer, she decided to adopt Bob into her life.

Fellow policewoman Shannon Volkodav was so touched that she documented Dena and Bob’s story on Facebook so people could understand what being a cop was really all about. Shannon explained how Dena had taken Bob home “so he could show her what he needed.”

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