Picture captures officer helping woman cross the street

Police officer escorts woman across the street

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. - It's often said that it's the little things in life that matter.

The intersection of Cedar Lake Road and Louisiana Avenue in St. Louis Park on Wednesday was a prime example.

“It just kind of gave me a chills and I had to take a picture,” says Kim Riley Schoening of Plymouth.

Kim was waiting for the light to change when she saw a St. Louis Park Community Service Officer helping an elderly woman cross the street.

“She was just too cute to let her cross the street by herself,” says Kim, who took a picture of the officer and woman holding hands waiting to cross the street and loaded it to Facebook. 

The officer is Jordan Hellerud. He says it was a normal day when he was notified a woman had called police asking for help crossing the road.

“This is the first time I've been called to help someone cross the street,” Jordan says.

“He pushed the crosswalk button for her and he held her hand and they both waited,” says Kim.

“She was very talkative. She had a lot of stories to tell me so I just kind of listened and helped her cross the street,” Jordan says.

Jordan went about his day as usual and didn't even know the moment was captured until KARE 11 showed him on Thursday.

“I smiled,” says Jordan. “It's nice to know there's a lot of people out there who really appreciate the little stuff we do like that.”

“I just think people should be aware that they're not just defending the law at all times, they're helping others in the community,” Kim says.

So, the next time you're stuck at a light, look up. You just never know what you might see.


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