ERLANGER, Ky. – A police officer is going above the call of duty to help an elderly man with dementia when no one else would.
Sergeant Jon Sterling, public information officer for the Erlanger Police Department in Kentucky, met Norm four years ago. Now, he checks on Norm everyday.
Norm, 83, is a Korean War veteran.
“If you know Norm, if you know anybody that is just in need, it doesn’t take a whole lot to care,” Sterling told WXIX.
Sterling stops by Norm’s apartment to make sure he eats everyday and takes his medicine. He recently became Norm’s power of attorney and helped him get his Social Security and veteran benefits.
He is now working on getting full-time guardianship of Norm, WXIX reports.
He even found a safer place for Norm to live, but it will still cost about $5,500.