Cops help disabled veteran

San Diego, CA - This wasn't what Vietnam veteran Gil Larocque was expecting to happen when his power scooter stopped working on a busy Clairemont Mesa Boulevard the day before Memorial Day.

"You wouldn't expect them to do something like that, push you all the way home."

But that's exactly what San Diego police officer Milo Shields, a veteran, and Eric Cooper, the son of a veteran did, when they saw Larocque struggling, trying to flag down traffic in the hot sun.

"I appreciate what they did. They went out of their way, how many people would stop?"

It was a lot easier said than done as there were some hiccups along the nearly 2 mile route pushing Larocque and a dead scooter that weighed more than 300 pounds.

Larocque has had trouble walking ever since he suffered several injuries in Vietnam.

Since he can't drive, Larocque uses the scooter to run errands for him and his 90-year-old father, a Pearl Harbor survivor.

After they got Larocque home, the San Diego Police Department Sergeant who filmed the officers pushing the scooter down the street picked them up and returned them to their patrol car.

Larocque's scooter is in the shop getting fixed.


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