Hobbs police officer’s good deed gets attention on social media

HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) -A New Mexico police officer is gaining a lot of fans on social media. He was caught on tape stopping traffic to help someone out.

It’s a good deed caught on video that’s gotten a lot of attention on Facebook. The video is of Hobbs police sergeant Jason Herrera pushing an elderly man in a wheelchair across the street. The man had one leg. He was trying to cross the road when Herrera saw him struggling.

The good deed was caught on camera by a driver stopped at a red light. He’s posted it to Facebook and it already has more than 55,000 views.

Herrera stopped traffic at a busy intersection and while some think he went above and beyond, he says it’s just part of his job.

“I’m just doing my job. I’m glad people notice that and take into consideration that the police are there to protect and serve,” said Herrera.

Herrera also says that Hobbs police officers do so much more than just solve crimes and make arrests.

“We’re encouraged every day by the administration and by my boss as well to go out and support the community, help out out there,” he said.

Two other Hobbs police officers were also caught on camera recently buying a homeless woman a sandwich.

Herrera says it happens all the time. Officers bring food water and even cash to homeless people regularly as well as providing holiday dinners for families who can’t afford them.

The driver who recorded the video hopes to become a police officer himself one day. He says that seeing Sgt. Herrera do that good deed, inspired him even more.

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