At a ripe age of 13, when kids his age are busy playing or studying at school, Cameron decides to run away, never to return. But before leaving he picks up his phone and calls police Officer Gaetano Acerra to inform him of his fight with his mother and his decision to leave the house. It was only when the Cop came for inspection that he truly understood the gravity of the situation.
Cameron calls Police Officer Acerra before leaving his house.
Officer Acerra heard him out and gathered the depth of his situation.
Cameron lived with his mother and it seemed that the family had fallen into financial difficulties after moving from Texas to take care of a sick relative. Cameron’s had no comforts, not even a decent bed to sleep in. He slept on an air mattress that deflated in the night and gave him frequent back pains. Seeing all this, police Officer Acerra knew he had to help.
Life for this kid seemed like a never ending struggle.
His eyes filled with tears as he narrates his story to the cop.
Officer Acerra decides to step in and help him out.
So a few weeks later, Officer Acerra returned with a desk, a Television and a queen-sized and a Nintendo Wii that someone had donated for Cameron.
‘My heart went out for him’ Acerra said.
“I thought the little things that he needed I could give him, to make him a happier kid. I didn’t do this for publicity or to get people to notice me. I did it because I could. It was the right thing to do and I think people should do things like this.” Acerra told WIS-TV.
Acerra is a living example that there are some heroic cops who are willing to go beyond the call of their duty to serve its people. We salute Acerra for his audacity and valor.
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