Chelsea Cop Helps Panhandler Apply For A Job

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CHELSEA, MA -- A Chelsea Police Officer takes the extra mile to help a man in need by giving a  panhandler a ride to an employment agency.

The panhandler named Corey was begging for money from motorists in the middle of Revere Beach Parkway, but what he got from traffic enforcement officer Tim Broman is more than spare change.

“Officer Broman decided to take it upon himself to not only engage the individual have a conversation with him and talk to him about possibly in getting a job,” said Bryan Kyes, Chelsea Chief of Police.

He says the officer drove Corey in his cruiser to People Ready, an employment agency,  on Fourth street. But at the time, he says the agency had stopped taking applications for the day.

“And Officer Broman asked them if they could bend the rules a bit and just take his application. He really  wants to get job,” he said.

Kyes says he’s proud of what officer Broman did.

“In terms of problem solving he is one of our better officers all and all Officer Broman went above and beyond,” he said

WBZ NewsRadio1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports

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