Woman worried about a hole in her roof. But who she desperately calls for help—it’s unusual

“She had no where else to turn so she called us"
May 17, 2018 6:08 pm Last Updated: May 17, 2018 6:08 pm

If you experience an issue with the roof on your home, your first call might be to a roofing contractor—or if you’re a handy person, you might try and tackle the problem yourself.

But what if you didn’t have those options?

Police departments typically receive a wide range of calls, though many involve a citizen in need of help.

Posted by Olathe Police Department on Thursday, July 13, 2017

On February 18, the Olathe Police Department in Olathe, Kansas, received a call from a member of the community.

A woman was concerned about some impending storms. She was particularly worried because she had a hole in her roof and was afraid of the potential damage the storms could cause.

A woman called the Olathe Police Department with an odd request.

We stand with Las Vegas.

Posted by Olathe Police Department on Monday, October 2, 2017

“She had no where else to turn so she called us,” the Olathe Police Department wrote on Facebook.

Officers attempted to locate someone to help the woman fix the hole in her roof, but they too were unsuccessful. Then something uplifting happened.

One of the sergeants volunteered to fix the woman’s roof.

Posted by Olathe Police Department on Thursday, February 22, 2018

Sergeant Brian Wessling offered to repair the woman’s roof.

Before heading to the woman’s house, he returned to his home where he retrieved some tools and shingles and then paid her a visit.

Even though roof repair is not in his job description, Wessling was more than happy to help.

Posted by Olathe Police Department on Thursday, February 22, 2018

Although we don’t know how the woman reacted to Wessling repairing her roof, many residents were grateful for his act of kindness.

“What an incredible person!” one woman wrote. “Of course, he is already a life protecting hero, but this goes even beyond that! I hope good fortune finds you always!”

“What a wonderful officer,” another commenter wrote. “Makes me believe there are good people in the world who help those in need.”