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CLEVELAND, Ohio– Some Cleveland police officers went above and beyond to help a woman in need.

According to Cleveland police, patrol officers Nicole Corea and Scott Eubanks-Travis were working Monday night when they saw Beverly Coats asking for money near I-90 and East 152nd Street.

They stopped to talk to her and found out she needed money for food for her two children. Coats’ daughters are 9 and 11-years-old.

Sergeant Tim Maffo-Judd called around and arranged for the officers to pick up meals from St. Herman’s.  Police say the officers went to St. Herman’s and picked up the meals to give to the woman and her children.

 Cleveland police say, in this case, it would have been possible for the officers to give the woman a citation for panhandling, but they didn’t.

“The officers took the time to come to understand why she was out asking for money. They showed extreme care and compassion for her difficult situation and were able to help her to feed her family. A great job by all and a special thanks to the good people of St. Herman’s for joining our officers in aiding this citizen.”

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