Police officer buys hot dog for man digging through trash

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SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah) – The internet is praising a Salt Lake City detective for extending an act of kindness to a less fortunate citizen.  

Jonathan Allen snapped a photograph of Salt Lake City Detective Overman ordering food at a restaurant Tuesday afternoon. Standing next to him was a man who he had just seen going to trash bins hoping to find food.

Allen said the officer called out to the man and said, “Hey dude! Let me get you a dog.” 

Allen was so moved by the officer’s actions, he posted it to social media and described the moment as “humbling.”

“We need more compassionate people in law enforcement,” he wrote.

In response, Salt Lake City Police Department said it is proud of its officers and the compassionate service they offer our community every day.

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