• Maine policeman doubles as cook for elderly man

    By: Bob D Angelo , Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    A police sergeant from Maine has sworn to serve, protect -- and if necessary, cook for his community.

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    Cumberland police officials said Sgt. Thomas Burgess checked on an elderly man Tuesday. When he discovered that the man was low on food and not eaten that day, the 28-year-old law enforcement veteran swapped his police cap for a chef’s hat. 

    Burgess delivered groceries to the man and then cooked him dinner, WGME reported.

    “Thank you for everything you do Sergeant, day in and day out to make our community a better place to live,” Cumberland police wrote on Facebook. In a later comment on social media, the department added that Burgess did the dishes, started a load of laundry and took out the trash.

    The original Facebook post has been liked more than 5,100 times and has been shared nearly 800 times.


    Sgt. Burgess checked on a very nice elderly community member in town and discovered that he was running low on food and...

    Posted by Cumberland, Maine Police Department on Tuesday, October 10, 2017


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