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Police officer's good deed caught on camera

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(Source: Bret Bowman) (Source: Bret Bowman)
(Source: Bay City Department of Public Safety) (Source: Bay City Department of Public Safety)
BAY CITY, MI (WNEM) -

When a Bay City public safety officer responded to a break-in call on Wednesday he didn't go right back to the office to write the report.

He went to Gillroys in Bay City to go above and beyond the call of duty.

Bret Bowman caught the incident on camera.

"If I didn't post it on Facebook I don't think it would have got recognized by anyone," Bowman said.

He took a picture of Bay City Public Safety Officer Brad Peter at the register. Peter stopped by the store after responding to a break-in call.

He said he was looking for a lock for a shed.

"Went on to tell me it was for an older lady where someone broke in and he was going to go fix her place for her," Bowman said.

Peter paid for the supplies out of his own pocket.

"This is just the epitome of why we do what we do. It's to help people," said Captain Joseph Lanava, with Bay City Department of Public Safety.

Lanava said Peter's generosity isn't surprising.

"It says a lot about his character. This is a lady who was victimized, doesn't have a lot of money. There's really no way to secure her outbuilding, so he took it upon himself to do it," Lanava said.

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