Police officers sometimes get the reputation for being hard-nosed, by-the-book, no-nonsense tough guys, but many of them are big ol’ softies.
The Malenfant family found this out first hand after one cop went above and beyond the call of duty to lend them a hand.
My beautiful prayer shawl, made by Carol Doody. 💕
The family had traveled from their home in Portland, ME to New York so their teen daughter Kori could undergo brain surgery for her Chiari malformation, a condition in which brain tissue extends into the spinal canal.
The surgery was a success but getting home didn’t look like it was going to be one.
The family’s Amtrak train trip back to Boston from the Presbyterian Hospital in New York took longer than expected and due to the initial delay, the Malenfants missed their connecting train to Portland and were stranded in Boston.
Luckily, the railroad service allowed them to change their tickets for the next train to Portland but it would be a 2-1/2 hour delay. It was very cold out so they decided to seek warmth.
They spotted a police officer if he could look over their luggage so they could find somewhere warm to wait and that’s when the family got even luckier.
Head to the next page to see the extraordinary act of service Captain Kelley J. McCormick provided for them…