This elderly woman was unable to stop her sons from using her home as a hub from their drug abuse and alcoholism. She was unable to kick them out, and relied on the charity of others just to live. Thankfully, Lt. Keller was the one to check on her, and immediately found a kindred soul in the old woman. His actions may have saved her life, and he deserves all of the good praise for his actions!
I was working in the narcotics unit. I ended up befriending a lady named Francis. She was an older lady living in a home where we had a lot of drug problems at the time. She was bed ridden and she was confined to her room. Her sons were using drugs and alcohol in her home and she didn’t know what else to do.
I began stopping by her house on a regular basis to check on her welfare, and we developed a friendship. She grew to trust me, so much so that she gave me a key to her home. She also wrote me a letter that authorized me to enforce any criminal violations that I found upon entry, even if it meant that I had to arrest her sons. Over time, I was able to remove the criminal element from her home and provide Francis with peace. She no longer felt like a prisoner in her own home. My friendship with Francis lasted for over ten years. Although she’s in heaven now, I’m still in contact with her daughter. ” – Lt. Scott Keller
Thanks to the actions of this kind man, a woman was able to finally live in peace! This is a great reminder to pay attention to the elderly in your community. Most of them spent years raising and caring for children, working hard and making a living. When they can no longer care for themselves, its time for those able people around them to help in whatever ways that they can. Lt. Keller understood that fact better than most, and his story touched thousands when the Hampton Police posted it on their Facebook page!