Central Point, Ore. – Oregon State Police said they received a report of a suspicious person walking along I-5 near Central Point on September 22.
Troopers said they determined the person was a 56-year-old developmentally disabled man who was trying to get to his out-of-state home. The man had just left the mission without much money.
OSP troopers made arrangements for the man to stay at a local hotel while Jackson County Mental Health was contacted to provide funds for the man’s bus fare and food. One trooper even gave the man cash out his own pocket.
OSP said a trooper personally picked up the man from his hotel room on Tuesday and put him on the bus home.
A post on OSP’s Facebook page read, “These Troopers worked like spokes on a wheel driven by their compassion. They will say ‘it was a community effort.’ We are so proud of their response, but not surprised by the level of effort put forth.”
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