By CBSBoston.com Staff

LOWELL (CBS) – A pair of Lowell police officers are being praised for “beyond the call of duty thoughtfulness” after they brought groceries to an elderly woman whose items were run over by a car.

Last month the elderly woman was taken by van to her weekly grocery shopping trip. When she returned home, the van driver took the groceries out so residents could unload.

The 80-year-old woman’s sister said in a letter to Lowell Police that an “out of control driver” ran over the groceries.

Two officers happened to be walking by at the time. They asked for the woman’s name and information, and later that day showed up at her apartment with a bag of groceries for her.

“I do not have their names, but I very much hope you are able to find out and tell them that all of us who love (her) are so grateful for their kindness,” the elderly woman’s sister wrote to police. “In these trying times it is uplifting to see such beyond the call of duty thoughtfulness.”

CBSBoston.com Staff