Heartwarming: Viral photo of police officer delivering milk during Boston lockdown

That photo of a Brookline police officer delivering milk to a family with young children during the lockdown has gone viral.


God bless police officers.

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  • robrrt

    Heh. I don’t know… this guy looks pretty shady himself

  • Beauvine Scatology

    First, I have no ax to grind with LE. They have a job to do. What I do have a problem with is to see the entire Northeast Corridor Shut Down over to two punks. These guys did not have sophisticated weaponry. There was NO REASON to tell citizens to Cower in Place. Bostonians…. ya’ll are pussies, wimps, and sheeple. These asswipes were apprehended within minutes of releasing real photographic images. It wasn’t until Bostonians were ‘allowed’ out that the final scum was discovered. How long was he in there? Shots of cops delivering milk disgusts me because it portrays Americans as hapless helpless wimps, and by THE BENEVOLENCE of the Government, MILK is delivered. BS people. B to the S.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    This Officer is not a hero…He’s just doing his job,bravely dodging danger as he protects and serves his community. BTW I always check the expiration date to make sure it’s fresh, but the way kids drink milk, it’ll be gone in 2-3 days anyway…Jawamax 8<{D}

  • ByondPolitics

    As one of 750K who got locked up for the day – and one of many who grocery shops on the weekend so didn’t have fresh food – this picture really ticks me off. What kind of narcissist whines that they need milk and wastes valuable public resources for it?

    There was nothing heroic about what happened on Friday, until the public was permitted to go about their business.

    This picture is the epitome of the police state that was unhesitatingly accepted on Friday because we’ve relinquished our responsibilities to act like responsible adults in a shared society. I’m disgusted by Boston.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      That officer didn’t make the call to lock people in their homes. He was helping a family with young children out of the goodness of his own heart for God’s sake. I’m with you on the police/nanny state shenanigans we’ve been allowing way too much of as of lately, but I think this pic shows decent human nature way more than some family wasting public resources.

      • QAX3kFmH

        It did not look like a police state to me. It looked an officer doing what was necessary at the time.

  • Rick Strandlof

    Union thuggery.

  • mickeyco

    First time I’ve ever thought the Twitterers were right on and the commentators were out of their minds.

    • RblDiver

      Indeed, I see it as a bit of humanity amidst the chaos.

  • DrEviler

    Are we sure he wasn’t just delivering to his family members or a friend?

  • bossmanham

    That’s right. It’s just great for the govt to institute martial law and lock people in their houses on the threat of arrest, and then to search house to house without warrants with guns in citizens’ faces, as long as they’ll go get you milk. Why are conservatives ignoring this?

    • MrApple

      Why are Liberals?

      • bossmanham

        Why is everyone ignoring this?

        But I expect it of libs.

        • MrApple

          It is the end result of years if not decades of conditioning the public to accept the modern day intrusive role of law enforcement in the lives of the American public.

      • Elena0412

        It’s to be expected from liberals. They’re feminists who ignore Clinton’s mistreatment of women, pro taxers who don’t mention Obama’s 18% effective tax rate and “poverty fighters” whose policies have keeps huge numbers of Americans in generational poverty.

        • MrApple


      • Elena0412

        It’s to be expected from liberals. They’re feminists who ignore Clinton’s mistreatment of women, pro taxers who don’t mention Obama’s 18% effective tax rate and “poverty fighters” whose policies have keeps huge numbers of Americans in generational poverty.

    • Lady 12

      So? The officer probably didn’t have much to do with making that decision. He did what good was in his power to do.

      • bossmanham

        If I were a LEO and I were ordered to violate people’s 4th amendment rights, I wouldn’t do it. I’d refuse the order and go to a department that didn’t expect that kind of stuff from me.

    • QAX3kFmH

      It was a man hunt not a police state.

      • bossmanham

        The first was the impetus for the second. That’s how it always happens.

  • disqus_c7r18CHxep

    I’m with you commenters whose hearts aren’t warmed. How about some more facts? Where did he get it? Businesses were closed. Why did he do it? Did he know this family personally? Is he delivering supplies to his own grandchildren or something? If a family truly asked for assistance, how did they do it? And why two whole gallons? I want details.

    • bossmanham

      I’d like to ask him, and the other cops, how they felt about pissing on friends’, neighbors’, and fellow citizens’ civil rights.

  • Michelle Williams

    Since all the businesses were closed as well, where did Officer Friendly get the milk?

    • Angela

      I thought the EXACT same thing…

  • Rusty Shackleford

    We are still human!

  • Elena0412

    What about all the other residents who needed groceries, medicine or non-emergency medical treatment? Are the police going to become overpaid delivery men?

  • Elena0412

    Compare Bostonians’ response to South Floridians’ during hurricane Andrew. Miles of the southern part of Miami were completely leveled. We had no electricity. Bands of thieves roamed the worst hit areas in order to loot. Heads of households protected their belongings (windows were blown away and many doors, too) and their families by staying up all night with their shotguns. No one cowered in place.

  • Kingofthehill

    Thats nice and all… but This is why this country gets so screwed in any form of minor hold up in day to day life and can’t get to the market within a day or two.

    Im not saying turn into full preppers people but you should be prepared for a freaking day right?

    • Charles Hammond Jr

      You don’t need to be a ‘prepper’ to have a stable food supply saved up.

      In the end… mother nature doesn’t care if you’re a prepper or not. We ALL need to have preparations in place for eventual emergencies because crap happens.

  • delroymonjo

    And someone can take a picture of a rocket explosion in the Gaza Strip and depending on who publishes it can caption it, “Israel murders Palestinians in refugee village in brutal rocket attack.”, or it could be published as, “Hamas missile falls short in Gaza Strip, killing 3”.
    Just depends on the audience you want to propagandize.

  • Mike Peterson

    This man is a hero and no amount of down votes or cynical comments or A**holish remarks from you people is going to change my mind. Oh and guess what? if infants dont get milk, they dont get nourishment and then they can get sick and die. This man is a hero.

  • D.A.V.I.D.1.4

    good to see there are still some good police out there.