A heart-warming moment captured on camera: A Charles County police officer helps an 81-year old woman with dementia make it back home.
According to a Facebook post by the Charles County Sheriff's Office, the woman's daughter called police Friday after her mother didn't make it back from her morning walk. Five officers arrived on scene, with a K9 partner to search the heavily wooded area. Luckily, she was found only 40 minutes later, and told the officers that she had lost her way. She was led hand-in-hand back home, making small talk with the officers. She even told them her secret to a long life: "Eating good and staying active."
The sweet post has been shared over 11 thousand times on Facebook, with over 15 thousand likes and loves.
For the Charles County Sheriff's, the small encounter is a reminder of why officers go to work each day.
"Officers encounter different situations every day," reads the post."Some good, some not so good. In this case, a frightening situation for the family ended happily. For that, they were
thankful. For us, it's the rewarding part of policing."