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Boynton Beach officers help elderly woman targeted by thieves

Posted at 7:27 PM, Jun 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-15 02:47:59-04

In all of her 91 years, for Marie Morgan, last Saturday will stand out forever.

"These are the two nicest police I've ever met  in my life and I'm not young," said Morgan.

That’s the day two Boynton Beach police officers went above their call of duty after thieves took Morgan's wallet while she was grocery shopping.

On the officer’s body camera video you can see Morgan overcome with emotion. She broke down in tears when officer Janelle Jumelles told Morgan that her groceries have been taken care of.

"I just really wanted to make her day better,” said Jumelles. "She was so happy just the look on her face was enough."

Officer Jumelles paid for her groceries. However, the kindness continued from there. Knowing that Morgan had $60 in cash stolen, among other things. Jumelles and her training officer Evan  Esteves, bought Morgan a Publix gift card to replace what was stolen.

"It goes basically to the heart and mission of our unit," said Esteves.

"I said I'm awfully lucky I met so many kind people all at one time. They helped me out," said Morgan.