Deputy Takes Elderly Man Grocery Shopping – Clearly Going Above & Beyond to Help!

March 21, 2019

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

We saw this on Facebook and reposted it from the Erie County Sheriff’s Office PBA:

“Anonymous Source Highlights Deputy Going Above & Beyond

This morning an Erie County Sheriff’s PBA Deputy responded to a call to check the welfare of an elderly Grand Island resident. Upon speaking with the resident the Deputy discovered the man had limited food in his home. The Deputy proceeded to take the man grocery shopping before unloading the groceries into the man’s home. Well done, Dep.”

I just love this.

And I recognized that very kind and compassionate deputy right away.

His name is Chris Soluri and I can tell you that he is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet! I sent him a text asking for a back story. Of course he was very modest, saying it was no big deal at all. Here’s what happened: An out of state relative called police to do a welfare check on the elderly man.

When Deputy Soluri arrived at the Grand Island home – he learned the man didn’t have a car (due to a recent accident) and had no way to get to the bank and grocery story. You know what happened next – Deputy Soluri went above and beyond taking the man to the bank and grocery shopping. He then took him home and helped him carry everything inside. (The man bought his own groceries)

Of course, he didn’t have to do this. But – he did because he cares about the community.

Deputy Soluri – thank you for being so compassionate!!



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