(FOX 11) A video of a Bloomingdale Police Officer helping a mentally disabled woman has touched the hearts of thousands of people online.
The Bloomingdale Police Department responded to a call where a 21-year-old mentally disabled woman had wandered away from her home. Officers found her walking along the roadway, adding that she was "visibly scared and upset and would not come with the police."
After telling police she just wanted to "walk the trails," Bloomingdale police officer Giovenco walked the "trails" with her and calmed her down.
"She then agreed to walk back to her home, and Officer Giovenco held her hand the whole way, which really seemed to put her at ease," the department posted on Facebook.
The entire post on the Bloomingdale Police Department Facebook page reads:
"On Friday evening the Bloomingdale Police Department responded to a call for a 21 year old mentally disabled individual that had wandered away from her home. Officers located her walking along the roadway. She was visibly scared and upset and would not come with the police. Officer Giovenco was able to calm her down and she advised that she just wanted to walk the "trails". Officer Giovenco told her that he would walk the "trails" with her. She then agreed to walk back to her home, and Officer Giovenco held her hand the whole way, which really seemed to put her at ease.
Another example of the excellent police work done by the members of the Bloomingdale Police Department. Nice Job Officer Giovenco !"
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