Wed, Oct 11, 2006 - Page 2 News List

Policeman's good deeds earn family'seternal gratitude

By Wu Yueh-hsiu  /  STAFF REPORTER

Late last month, a policeman from Taipei City's Nangang Precinct was thanked by the family of an elderly man he had helped over the last eight years.

Officer Lu Hsien-neng (陸賢能) first met Yao Yung-hui (姚永惠), then more than 90, while checking on a domestic disturbance.

Lu helped take Yao to the hospital for treatment, but his work didn't stop there.

With Yao's family unable to fully care for him, Lu stepped in and earned the old man's trust.

When Yao became reclusive and forgot who his family members were after the death of his son in 2001, Lu was the only person he remembered.

In January this year, Lu finally helped the now 100-year-old Yao move into a nursing home, completing his eight-year mission.

Yao's family said they are eternally grateful for Lu's help.

"Meeting a police officer like Lu Hsien-neng has been a blessing for my father and our family. If there were more police like him, all of society would be better off," Yao's family members said.

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