SEEKONK — The Seekonk Police Department is praising an officer who went out of his way to ensure a woman could make it through Monday’s expected snowstorm.

After responding to a call to aid a woman in distress Sunday night, Officer Keith Perry found she was homeless and had not eaten in a while, the department said.

Of his own volition, Perry bought the woman groceries and helped her get to a local hotel room to weather the storm.

Perry paid for the groceries himself, while the woman was able to contact a distant relative to pay for the hotel room, Sgt. Eric Chalifoux said.

“Officer Perry epitomizes the meaning of public service,” the department said in a Facebook post, which was hashtagged “#classact.”

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