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Photo of GRPD officer shoveling 95-year-old resident's driveway recognized by Department of Justice

A photo of a Grand Rapids police officer shoveling snow for a 95-year-old resident has garnered attention from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
Sgt. Jim Wojczynski was "busted by a teammate this morning on Aberdeen Street NE showing his kind heart and strong back." He saw an elderly woman shoveling her driveway and wanted to help on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A classic case of a good person getting recognized for their actions!

Grand Rapids Police shared a photo of Sgt. Jim Wojczynski shoveling a driveway on the city's Northeast Side last winter was among 12 images selected by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for demonstrating exceptional community policing.

Nearly 150 law enforcement agencies participating in the DOJ's fifth annual Community Policing in Action photo contest, but the photo of Sgt. Wojczynski's good deed made it to the top.

Check out the Facebook post that featured the picture here.

Sgt. Jim Wojczynski was busted by a teammate this morning on Aberdeen St NE showing his kind heart and strong back. He came across this 95 year old Grand Rapids resident shoveling out her driveway...

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