After a group of Canadian police officers found out an elderly couple had pawned one of their wedding rings in order to buy groceries, they went and purchased the ring back for the couple, according to WABC-TV.
WABC-TV reported that Seaway News said Cornwall Police Department officers responded to a domestic call at a local residence where an elderly couple were found arguing.
Andre Rivette, one of the Cornwall police officers, told the attendees at a City Council meeting on Monday that the woman was suffering from dementia, which made it extremely difficult for her husband to take care of her and put food on the table, according to WABC-TV.
Rivette said he pawned his wedding ring in order to pay for groceries.
WABC-TV reported Cornwall police officers were able to come together to raise $150 to purchase groceries and another $130 to purchase the wedding ring back from the pawn shop.The officers involved in the good deed will receive a commendation from police services for their efforts, WABC-TV reported. The Alzheimer’s Society and Community Care Access Centre is also involved with the case, according to Seaway News.