Jackson Township officer cooks for senior after medical alert response

A Jackson Township police officer is being praised for helping an elderly woman in need by cooking her a meal.

Jackson Township Police Officer James Reynolds cooked a meal for an elderly woman after responding to her medical call.

Jackson Township Police Officer James Reynolds cooked a meal for an elderly woman after responding to her medical call. (9/14/15)

JACKSON TOWNSHIP - A Jackson Township police officer is being praised for helping an elderly woman in need.

Officer James Reynolds responded to 84-year-old Eleanor Metzker's home after she used her medical alert system.

"I went into her house, met with her and she was sitting at her table and she was rambling on about needing to eat dinner," Officer Reynolds says.

Metzker says that she lives alone and gets around by using a walker. She told Officer Reynolds that she was in need of her medication, which can only be taken with food. Unfortunately her medical aide that was there earlier hadn't plugged in Metzker's microwave.

"She only has two plugs and can't reach the outlet with her walker," says Officer Reynolds. "I assisted her in plugging in her microwave."

However, that's not where the hero officer's assistance ended. Metzker told Officer Reynolds that she had already prepared meals from a food service company. The Jackson police officer then made the meal for Metzker.

"It was so good," she says. "It tasted better because he did it."

"I have never had to cook anybody a meal before," Officer Reynolds says. "If I could change somebody's day for the better that makes my day better."

According to the officer, he also washed Metzker's dishes and set her coffee pot for the next day.

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