95-year-old WWII vet gets new AC thanks to Texas cops (VIDEO)
By Jennifer Cruz
A 95-year-old Forth Worth resident is grateful for the actions of two police officers who responded when he needed help.
Julius Hatley awakened last week to learn his only air conditioning unit stopped working in the midst of the Texas heat. He was unsure what to do, so he called 911, and while such calls are typically considered “low priority” the responding officers quickly realized that it was, in fact, an emergency situation for the elderly World War II veteran.
When officers William Margolis and Christopher Weir arrived at Hatley’s home just after 8 a.m., it was already 85 degrees inside the house, Hatley was soaked in sweat, and they knew the mercury would only rise.
“I talked to my partner and I talked to the gentleman and said, ‘Look, we’re going to help you out. I’ll be back in just a little bit. I promise you.’” Margolis told Fox 4.
So the officers went to Home Depot to purchase Hatley a new AC unit, but when the store manager realized what the officers were up to, Home Depot chipped in $150 to help pay for the unit.
The officers then returned to Hatley’s home and, although it took a bit of trial and error,