LAWTON, OK (KSWO) –One of the Lawton Police Department's very own took the statement "to protect and serve" to heart when he helped a woman with her medication needs.
The Lawton Police Department is recognizing Sergeant Greg Adams for going above and beyond the call of duty during his interaction with a woman asking for money.
Sergeant Adams was sent out to check on a woman who was approaching people in Lawton and asked them for help filling a prescription. Once Sgt. Adams spoke to the woman, he learned she just left the hospital after being diagnosed with a cyst and was in extreme pain. She also didn't have the money she needed to fill her prescription.
Sergeant Adams made the choice to fill the prescription and paid for it with his own money.
He said he "has seen so many people around town that had fallen on hard times that it was nice to be able to help someone out who actually needed the help."
His fellow officers found out about what happened and wrote a letter to LPD's Meritorious Awards Committee. The certificate of merit for his actions are under review.