Community praises Peterborough police officer for cutting lawn of 76-year-old resident

Officer, since identified as Brandon Bigelow, had learned resident was distraught about not being able to do the chore

A Peterborough police officer, since identified as Constable Brandon Bigelow, recently cut the lawn of a 76-year-old resident who was upset about being unable to do so because of a medical procedure. (Photo via Peterborough Police Service / Facebook)
A Peterborough police officer, since identified as Constable Brandon Bigelow, recently cut the lawn of a 76-year-old resident who was upset about being unable to do so because of a medical procedure. (Photo via Peterborough Police Service / Facebook)

A Peterborough police officer is being praised for a recent act of kindness beyond his normal police duties.

According to a Facebook post by the Peterborough Police Service on Thursday (August 11), the officer had been conducting a well-being check on a 76-year-old resident.

“During the conversation the officer learned the resident had just had a medical procedure and was distraught they weren’t able to cut their lawn,” the post reads.

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“Without hesitation, the officer took five minutes and was able to cut the lawn for the resident, who was very grateful for the assistance and compassion.”

The Facebook post has since received over 1,800 positive reactions as well as many glowing comments.

“There are so many acts of kindness and good news stories the police do that are never talked about,” reads one comment.

Although the post did not identify the officer at his request, in the comments the officer’s mother identified him as Constable Brandon Bigelow, who joined the service in 2018.