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Bodycam Shows Deputy Giving Own Brand-New Boots to Young Serviceman Stranded on Road With No Shoes

A routine check for a sheriff’s deputy turned into a stirring show of generosity—and gratitude—at a gas station in Chisago County, Minnesota. In footage captured at the scene from an officer’s bodycam, a young man in dire straits is seen at a Holiday service station, hitchhiking through Rush City. He’s heard telling a deputy who’d responded to a call that he’s a servicemember, a former Marine, on his way home, in the direction of Iowa, passing through to Wyoming. The officer points out something that isn’t right. The man has no shoes. “My boots gave up on me last night,” he says in the video. He looks down, “I got my boot liners.” Soon, backup arrives. Chief Deputy Justin Wood shows up and, upon inquiry from the other officer, learns that the young man wears a size-10 1/2. Wood, who wears a size-11, disappears and comes back holding a pair …

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