Cherokee County

Police officer uses his own money to buy homeless man hotel room, hot meal

HOLLY SPRINGS, Ga. — A police officer is being praised by his department for making a difference in serving the public beyond the call of duty.

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On Sunday evening around 5:30 p.m., Officer Boyce met a homeless man at the Holly Springs Police Department.

After spending time with him, Boyce learned that the man was turned away from a Marietta homeless shelter because he did not have an ID. He also didn’t have anything to eat for quite some time.


After calling several motels, Boyce was finally able to get the man a room in Canton at a discounted price.

Boyce paid for the room with his own money and also got him a hot meal from McDonald’s.

The department thanked Boyce for his act of kindness and compassion for the citizens of Holly Springs.

They also thanked him for understanding that people sometimes need a little extra help.

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