By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Two officers are being applauded for going out of their way to help a Carrick woman whose car got stranded on icy streets six blocks from her house.READ MORE: Drivers Feeling The Pain At The Pumps As Gas Prices Continue To Rise Across Pittsburgh Area
Pittsburgh Police shared a note from a “grateful family member” who said her mom was on her way home from work around 3 a.m. when her car became disabled just blocks away from her house.
She called 911, who told her there were multiple accidents involving emergency vehicles, salt trucks and other people, so they had no clue if or when someone would make it to her. They recommended she try to walk home.READ MORE: Allegheny Co. Council To Vote On Paid Sick Leave Bill
Ten minutes later, the officers called her to say they were on their way.
Police say Officer Justin Hill drove through the icy streets to get to her while his partner, Officer Derrick Allen, walked the rest of the way — and even carried her purse.
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“I’m sure there is a million of these incidents a day. But this one hit close to home,” the family member wrote, saying she wanted to bring it to Chief Scott Schubert’s attention.