Greensboro officer honored for helping stranded robbery victim

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – A Greensboro police officer has been honored for helping a man return home after he was robbed and stranded.

Representatives from the Greensboro Area Conventions and Visitors Bureau honored Officer A.L. McIntosh Friday for helping a 49-year-old visitor.

City officials said the man was visiting Greensboro from New York City to attend his father’s funeral. He was allegedly robbed by two suspects as he was looking for a place to eat.

Officials said the victim had about an hour before he was going to board his bus back home. While looking for food,he was reportedly robbed at knife-point.

Officer McIntosh was called and responded to the scene.

The officer asked the bus driver if the victim could pay his fare once he arrived in New York City. When the driver declined, officials said McIntosh went to an ATM and withdrew enough money from his account for the man to buy a bus ticket home.

“This is a great story of humanity and compassion,” said Greensboro Area Conventions and Visitors Bureau President Henri Fourrier, who presented McIntosh with the award.

Police said the robbers have not been caught.


  • Wu Wang Tang

    Seriously….pretty good deed, but I am sure he will try and write that expense off in a gas purchase or maybe he will ask for more free coffee from the donut shops since they all get free coffee and tea every time….little be known, they rarely leave a tip!

  • Tberryjack

    I’m glad they honored the cop. Very seldom do you hear of one that is truly a good guy, most are more crooked than those they arrest. Great Job Officer. You are one good cop in my humble opinion and your fellow cops no matter what dept. or Force they work in/on should follow your example and be nice and helpful to the people. They would get a whole lot more corroperation from the people if they acted friendly and helpful instead of playing the Mr. Tough Guy all the time. Whoever started that and decided to teach ALL the rest of them that was stupid.

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