Yakima County deputy praised for helping man in wheelchair

Yakima County deputy praised for helping man in wheelchair
(Yakima County Office of Emergency Management)

A Yakima County deputy is getting some unexpected attention after helping out a man in a wheelchair Tuesday morning.

Deputy Kyle Cameron said he’d finished transporting someone to the jail when his field training officer pointed out the man was having trouble getting up a sidewalk ramp in front of the Hilton Garden Inn on Yakima Avenue.

Cameron said it was cold outside and the man appeared to be struggling, so he helped him up the ramp and pushed him to Sun Tower Retirement Home a couple blocks away.

The two chatted along the way and the man thanked the deputy once they arrived at his home.

Unbeknown to the deputy, an anonymous citizen took photos of the simple act of kindness, and the Yakima County Office of Emergency Management posted the photos on Facebook.

Today, a Yakima County Sheriffs Deputy was spotted assisting a man in a wheelchair by helping him up a ramp on the…

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The post has received praise from hundreds of people on social media.

Cameron started with the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office in November, making him one of the agency’s newest deputies. Before that, he spent two years with the Toppenish Police Department.

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