This isn’t a page one story or anything, but after six days of vacation, I thought it was a good way to get back to work.
I wasn’t even officially back at work yet today when I stopped by the main post office in Lowell. As I was on my way back to my car in the parking lot, an elderly woman asked me if I had a coat hanger in my car. She was locked out of her own car.
A Lowell Police officer was already helping the woman, but was having a tough time getting the door unlocked.
I thought I may have had a coat hanger in my trunk, so I opened it to check. Before I could even check, though, Officer Sergio Maldonado managed to get the woman’s door unlocked, earning a very heartfelt “thank you.”
I’m pretty sure Maldonado doesn’t know who I am, so I kept quiet and drove away since I had another stop to make before work. I thought it was worth a line or two on the blog, though, even if it’s not big news. I get paid to observe, after all.
And before anyone says this is a cheesy entry or butt kissing, let me just say that Maldonado is the only police officer in the state to ever give me a speeding ticket.
He caught me speeding under the Hunts Falls Rotary on my way to a reported crash in Dracut while I was working one night several years ago.
I had a bit more fun watching him in action today.