WASHINGTON — He saw a woman in need of help and offered his own resources to assist her.
Now, Prince George’s County Police Cpl. Che’ Atkinson is being hailed a hero.
Prince George’s County Police said Atkinson noticed a woman sitting in the lobby of the District I station in Hyattsville with her young daughter and several bags Wednesday morning.
The woman told Atkinson that she was doing okay, but police said something still bothered the officer.
As he continued to talk with the woman, he learned that she was the victim of domestic violence and had recently become homeless. She went to the police station because she had nowhere else to go.