They wore badges - not capes, on Halloween, but these officers’ actions still saved the day for an elderly woman who struggled to remember exactly where she lived.
Myrtle Beach police officers Kina McKnight and Brendan Hyde were on patrol when they were called to the Carolina Grande at 2505 N. Ocean Blvd. for a welfare check on an 89-year-old woman around 7 p.m.
The woman told McKnight she needed to get back to her apartment, but couldn’t reach any of her four children living in the area.
McKnight and Hyde escorted the woman to a local inn where she said her daughter worked, but the daughter wasn’t there, according to an incident report. Then, McKnight says they took her to another resort where the woman said her son worked, but “no one was able to be contacted” there.
When the woman told police they were “close to her apartment,” McKnight said he looked up her address through the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles.
The officers “escorted the lady up to her apartment, secured her inside ... and departed the property,” McKnight noted in the report.
Just another day on the job - that made a difference to a woman who had lost her way.