019th District Town Hall – Sergeant HagartyLeading by ExampleA quote posted on social media, Facebook…Rachel...

Posted by Chicago Police Department on Friday, September 4, 2015

Out with the bad, in with the good: this police officer is leading by example.

Starting today, we're going to share "the good news" with you. We've had just about enough of all the bad news, and it's time to share the stuff that makes us smile.

According to a post on Facebook by Rachel Mitchell, the police officer sat down to eat at a local Chipotle, and saw a homeless man outside. He asked him through the window if he was hungry, and then told him to come in and order whatever he wanted...and the officer would pay.

The officer paid for the man's meal, they shook hands and both went on their way. When the Facebook post went viral, the Chicago police recognized the officer: Sergeant B. Hagarty, a 35-year veteran with the force. They asked him about it, and he confirmed that it was him.

He said that, as he was eating lunch, he saw the man outside "dumpster diving," and wanted to buy him lunch. The woman who Facebooked about it approached him before she left and said that he had made her day.

And that, my friends, is some good news. :)