Off-duty sergeant drives 9 hours to reunite elderly man with wife

A Moore County Sheriff’s Office sergeant went the extra mile for a disabled motorist by driving him home to reunite with his wife who was at a hospital in Asheville.

The nine-hour round-trip was traveled by off-duty Sergeant Danny Perry using his own vehicle to drive the elderly man back to western North Carolina, according to a news release by Moore County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday.

Deputies responded to N.C. Highway 24/27 near Midway Grill just after 3:30 a.m. on March 4 where they “located an 85-year-old, elderly male who appeared disoriented.”

Authorities transported the Madison County man to Moore Regional Hospital to be evaluated.

When Perry learned of the situation after reporting for duty that morning, he immediately worked to contact the man’s family.

Perry contacted the man’s wife at Mission Hospital and learned the vehicle the man was driving was their only transportation.

The next day on March 5, “Perry took it upon himself, while off duty and with the use of his personal vehicle, to transport the elderly man and his vehicle from Moore County to Madison County to be reunited with his wife.”

Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields praised Perry for his selfless actions and “for portraying what it means to be a true public servant.”

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