Homeless Family Found Sleeping in Police Station, Cop Brings Them to Walmart

Where would you turn if you found yourself suddenly without a home? Relatives? Friends? Shelters?

What if they were all full?

When Tierra Gray was evicted from her home in Oxford, Ohio, she had nowhere to turn and ended up with her two sons at the Butler County Sheriff’s office.

With all the shelter full for the day, she decided it was the best she could do until a stranger stepped in to be her guardian angel.

Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones saw the family in the waiting room but just assumed they were just visiting someone in jail.

“I know our visitation is at 9 AM, and I saw the lady and the two young children sitting in the chairs,” Deputy Bussell said in a Facebook post. “I assumed they were here to visit someone in our jail. When I walked back out a while later, the children were asleep, and the lady was still sitting there, so I inquired if she needed assistance.”

Tierra with the help of Dispatch Supervisor Miranda Sheppard, tried several shelters and other avenues to get them a place to stay.

Most of the shelters were overcrowded or there was a time requirement to be there and we were past that,” Deputy Bussell said.

That’s when he decided to take matters into his own life and rung up a local hotel. 10 nights in the hotel, all expenses paid out of his own pocket just to help the family in need.

He then went one step further and took the family to Walmart to pick up some new clothes and shoes for the kids. “He went to the Walmart when they were done and paid for everything,” Sheriff Jones said.

“This is a true act of kindness. He did not tell anyone at work what he had done but the lady took a picture with him and posted it on Facebook. That’s actually how we found out. It was shared so many times that I got a phone call asking if I knew what a generous gesture my deputy did. I am pleased that he was able to help this family out. This speaks volumes in light of all the recent negativity people are saying about law enforcement. I have some of the best employees here”.

Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones is very proud of one of his own for helping a homeless family. Deputy Brian…

Posted by Butler County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Watch the news report below about the deputy Bussell’s kind-hearted gesture!


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