“I haven’t worn a coat at all this winter, I wear lots of thermal. I don’t get cold,” Thacker told the Journal-News.
The officer who joined the force in 2009 pushed the man into the Government Services Center lobby so he could warm up and recharge his wheelchair’s battery.
Appreciative residents, including Betty Barry, took photos and video of the helpful officer.
“All cops aren’t bad,” Barry said in her Facebook post.
“The guy needed a push and I pushed him. It was no big deal,” Thacker said. “I would have pushed him if I had been in my police car or off duty. He needed help.”
The police officer himself got help when a fellow officer picked up Thacker and drove him back to his cruiser.
“No I didn’t have to walk back,” he said with a laugh.