A police officer has been honored by the Columbia Police Department for helping a stranded driver on April 18. A woman and her two children got stuck on the Highway 63/I-70 connector during a busy time of the day.
Lt. Geoff Jones took the woman to work and explained to her boss why she was late. Jones later bought the woman a new car battery at Wal-Mart.
In a Facebook post, the woman thanked Jones, saying “Officer Jeff [sic] you are a [sic] amazing person. I appreciate all your help and today you where [sic] my hero! Thank you again.” She also posted a picture of herself alongside Jones.
“I work with officers every day who do a lot of great things, very kind things, and they do it quietly and it goes unnoticed,” Jones said of the situation. “I appreciate that this got noticed. And I hope that people find other ways to help each other.”