GARDA IN Count Kerry have come to the rescue of a local resident whose house phone broke.
With Ireland in lockdown and the elderly and infirm under instruction to cocoon during the coronavirus pandemic, the Gardai have been playing a crucial role in supporting the community.
From delivering shopping to picking up medication, officers have been going above and beyond to not only support those in need but also foster a strong sense of community across Ireland.
It’s a situation that has seen some Garda go to incredible lengths to ensure Ireland’s most vulnerable are ably supporting during this period of uncertainty.
In one instance, a garda lent his services in fixing an elderly couple’s central heating.
Now two more officers have gone above and beyond for another resident in Tralee who was left feeling increasingly isolated after his house phone broke.
With many experiencing lockdown on their own, something like a working phone is an essential lifeline for keeping in touch with others and ensuring you maintain access to vital services.
Phone a friend 📞
Garda O Sullivan & Garda O Mahony called to a resident in Tralee who told them his house phone was broken.
Gardaì returned today with a new phone which had been generously donated by a neighbour. #HereToHelp #CommunityPolicing pic.twitter.com/sPG16C7XO8
— Garda Info (@gardainfo) March 31, 2020
Thankfully, Garda O Sullivan & Garda O Mahony were on hand in this instance.
With the help of a kind-hearted neighbour, they were able to provide the man with a new phone.
It’s an effort that didn’t go unnoticed online, with many quick to praise the officers for their simple yet essential actions.
With more difficult days to come, Ireland can at least rest easy knowing Gardai across the island our doing their part to help the country through these difficult times.