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Minn. police officer buys motel room for family of 7 planning to spend night in vehicle

COON RAPIDS, Minn. — In the name of “no good deed going unnoticed,” an officer with the Coon Rapids, Minn. Police Department is being recognized by a fellow officer for going above and beyond the call of duty.

According to a post on the Coon Rapids Police Department Facebook page:

On Nov. 9, 2017, an officer with the Coon Rapids Police Department made a traffic stop. Inside the vehicle, the officer found a mother and father with five small children.

The family told the officer they were homeless and were planning to sleep in their car. Temperatures that night were going to be around 10 degrees above zero. The officer was afraid that the family, especially the children, might freeze if they slept in the car overnight.

The officer attempted to find emergency shelter for the family through normal channels, but had no luck securing it.

The officer then helped transport the family to a local motel where the officer paid for the room out of their own pocket.

The officer didn't want to be named or receive any recognition.

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