#GN: Veteran's Trip to Treatment Via Many Police Depts; Reunited With Son

Gerald Baldwin, a Gulf War veteran, was spotted walking down a road in Alabama with an oxygen tank. He told a Sheriff’s deputy that he was trying to hitchhike to an important doctor’s appointment. The appointment was 100 miles away but he didn’t have transportation so he just decided to walk.

The deputy drove Gerald to the county border, where he was picked up by a deputy from the next county. Deputies from different counties started working together - one dropping him off, the other picking him up - to get him to the appointment on time. The next day, the departments worked together again to get Gerald back home!

A Facebook post about the events caught the eye of a man named Lance – Gerald’s son. The men hadn’t spoken in 5 years because of “bad blood,” but Lance reached out to one of the police departments.

“I’ve read that post a dozen times over and over again,” Lance continued. “I still can’t believe they went as far as they did to get him where he needed to be, and then to do it again in reverse to take him back home…I should’ve been there more.” The two reconnected last week.


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