A southwest Ohio sheriff's office is praising one of its deputies who quietly went out of his way to help a homeless family he spotted in a jail waiting room.
The Butler County Sheriff's Office says 25-year veteran deputy Brian Bussell first saw the woman and her two young children sitting in the waiting room Sunday morning. He asked if something was wrong, and she told him she had been evicted from her home.
He tried unsuccessfully to get her into a shelter and instead paid for a hotel room for her for 10 days. He also took the family to a Wal-Mart and bought clothes.
Bussell didn't tell anyone at work. His collegues found out about his kind guesture when a photo the woman took with him and posted on Facebook began circulating on social media.
"Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones is very proud of one of his own for helping a homeless family, the Facebook post read. "This speaks volumes in light of all the recent negativity people are saying about law enforcement. I have some of the best employees here.”