Sergeant David McCoy saw Dan Williams sitting on a curb with his head in his hands when he offered to buy him lunch from Wendy's. "He told me he was hitch hiking from Ohio and going to Monroe, Louisiana to see his family." So Williams ordered a burger under the notion McCoy was paying. Turns out the restaurant took care of the bill. During lunch, McCoy learned Williams had been on the road for days trying to reach his sister. So McCoy and his 3 colleagues pooled their money and bought Williams a bus ticket.
“He seemed like a nice gentleman, maybe a little down on his luck right now. We couldn’t let him hitchhike from there,” said Sergeant McCoy.
They not only bought Williams a bus ticket and gave him some cash for food to tide him over until he was able to reach his destination.
They also drove him to the bus terminal in Memphis, Tennessee, so that he could board the bus more easily and make it to his final destination — his sister’s house. The police opened up about the event on social media and received warm responses from community members.