She Met A Lonely Old Man Who Had No Family To Take Care Of Him.
It’s a very sad thing to be alone. For some people, that’s pretty much their lifestyle.
In Georgia, Lawrenceville police officer Dena Pauly met Bob a couple of years ago when she was dispatched to a pawn shop. Bob had been homeless most all his life. He didn’t have any family and a stroke left him without a voice. Dena didn’t know how to deal with Bob at first. So she took him to his home to find out what it was that he needed, and she was shocked to see his living conditions.
She immediately went to work for him, showing him basic living skills… skills as simple as throwing things into the garbage when they’re no longer needed.
She cleaned up the mess and made sure that he had some food there to eat. After doing that, she would routinely check on him to make sure he was doing ok. And she also cleaned his apartment when necessary.
Dena essentially became the one to speak for Bob, and she sought for and became his power of attorney. Since he had been in a hospital since this past May, she made the difficult decision to start hospice care for him. She took his hand and she told him how much she loved him… words that Bob may possibly have never heard before in his life.
And on July 17th… with no family or friendships, except that of a very caring police officer, Bob passed away.
Dena’s police department posted this about it: “It is with a very heavy heart that we have to report that Bob passed away earlier today. While the end of one’s life is always sad, it is the love and compassion that he received from Officer Pauly that gives us a smile knowing he is now in a much better place.”