When a woman in an electric wheelchair got stranded on the side of the road, a brother in blue was there to make sure she got safely home.
Lancaster Deputy Steven Montanez and his partner Shane Chapman were on duty when someone reported there was a wheelchair in the middle of the road.
When they arrived, an elderly woman told them her motorized wheelchair had run out of power.
Montanez and Chapman offered her a ride home, but the woman was ‘very upset’ at the idea of leaving her only ‘means of mobility’ behind.
And the heavy wheelchair, which cannot fold due to its battery pack, did not fit inside the deputies’ patrol car.
So Montanez, in his full uniform and boots, decided he would simply push the woman home instead.
Together they walked the full mile to the woman’s house as Chapman followed behind them in the patrol car.
Chapman filmed a video of Montanez walking Chapman home and humorously turned the camera to the speedometer to show just how slow he was going.
‘You can pick it up! We’re only about one mile an hour right now,’ he yelled to Montanez.
The woman could be heard chuckling as Montanez turned to look at his partner with a grin.
Lancaster Sheriff’s Station posted Chapman’s video on its Facebook and shared the heartwarming tale. It has since been viewed more than 32,000 times.
‘We are so incredibly grateful to all of our deputies for the work they do on a daily basis,’ it wrote in the caption. ‘My hero wears a badge.’