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Woman photographs officers helping resident in need

A local resident caught police officers doing a good deed for another resident.

Brian Hoffman, an ISP Detective, said, "We were in the neighborhood doing a detail nearby and one of the South Bend officers noticed an elderly man across the street shoveling his driveway."

So instead of leaving when their job was done, they picked up some shovels, crossed the street, and got to work.

"I took a picture and I sent it out on Facebook because they did a really good job and you know everyone sees the bad they don't always see the good," said neighbor Kayla Fuchs. "I want to thank them because that was very nice of them."

Hoffman says when they aren't fighting crime, helping neighbors is another part of their service to the community.

"People don't expect other people to be nice anymore honestly and that's all it is. It's just doing the right thing and helping people," said Hoffman.

Which 86-year-old Ray Celie says is his life motto.

"It's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice," said Celie.
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