DESOTO, Texas (HLNTV) - Dorothy Shepard, a 73-year-old widow, received a helping hand from a DeSoto police officer.
Officer John Holder came to the door of Shepard's home for her wellness check. Shepard lives alone and is recovering from knee and back surgeries.
"She struck me as someone that really needed someone to care and help her out," Holder tells CNN affiliate WFAA.
The officer gave Shepard his cell phone number and told her if she needed anything to call him.
Shepard was surprised by the gesture.
For the past six months, Holder has driven Shepard to and from every doctor's appointment when he's off-duty.
"I know police officers, but I never expected him to be that kind, and to go out of their way," says Shepard.