Alabama police help veteran get to doctor after learning he was walking nearly 100 miles

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(Pictured: Cullman and Morgan County Deputies with their disabled veteran friend)

By JACK HELEAN | WBMA Staff

WALKER COUNTY, Ala. (WBMA) — Walker, Cullman, Morgan and Madison County Sheriff’s departments said they worked together to help a disabled veteran make it to his doctor appointment, after finding out that he was walking nearly 100 miles on his own.

The departments shared the story on their Facebook pages Thursday afternoon.

According to the post, on Wednesday a Walker County Sheriff’s deputy came across a man walking down the road with an oxygen tank and learned he was a disabled American veteran trying to walk/hitchhike from the Jasper area to Huntsville for an important doctor appointment. With no way to get there, he told the deputy that he started walking.

So the deputy escorted the Gulf War Veteran to the Cullman County line where a Cullman Sheriff’s Deputy picked him up. The deputy then transported him to the Morgan County Line where a Morgan County Sheriff Deputy took over and met a Madison County Sheriff Office Deputy in Huntsville who finished the trip and took the man to his appointment.

After the man stayed overnight, the deputies did it all over again, this time in reverse, to help get the veteran get back home.