Dorais and his partner, Officer Jeff Witkin, decided to try and find her a place to stay for the night, but were having difficulties finding a shelter that would take her.
“We exhausted all our other options,” Dorais said. “That’s when I turned to Jeff and said ‘What could it really cost us to buy her a motel room?’”
Dorais and Witkin brought the woman to a Comfort Inn & Suites, where Dorais says he is familiar with the front desk clerk. Dorais explained the situation to the clerk, who agreed to give the woman a room for the night at a discounted price. As Dorais paid for the room on his credit card, Witkin snapped a photo of his partner.
The photo was posted to the Meriden Police Department’s Facebook page on Sunday and it’s since received over 3,000 likes, more than 700 shares and hundreds of comments praising the officers’ good deed.
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