Bob Osborne ’96 featured on Fox 32 for kind act


February 3, 2017

Bob Osborne ’96 was one of two Chicago police officers who went above and beyond the call of duty, and their act of kindness has now gone viral. Osborne and fellow officer Peter White saw a man three weeks ago and this week, they made good on a promise of a warm coat.  

The officers saw the man didn't have a warm jacket. So, it inspired them to grab one and hold onto it in case they saw him again.

Osborne shared the video on social media and it picked up steam, being viewed hundreds of thousands of times. He said it's an opportunity often not caught on camera and something that lifts spirits within the police department and with the public.

"We wrote him a ticket the time we stopped him. We still did our job. But, when we went back, you know the human always still comes out,” Osborne said.

Watch the video about Bob's kind act

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