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CT state troopers help elderly man pick up son at airport

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Sgt. Fettigan helped an elderly man on Friday night in East Granby (Joanie Politis Hacia) Sgt. Fettigan helped an elderly man on Friday night in East Granby (Joanie Politis Hacia)
EAST GRANBY, CT (WFSB) -

A group of Connecticut police officers, and some others, teamed up over the weekend to help an elderly man reunite with his family.

On Friday night, at J & G Restaurant in East Granby, Cassie Rozanski, CT State Police Sgt. Karen Gabianelli, and a few others worked together to lend a hand to someone in need.

It all started when Rozanski noticed an elderly man sitting at the bar, who appeared to be confused.

“Apparently he was going to pick up his son at the airport and he had left from Simsbury going to Bradley, and he got lost and he stopped here,” Rozanski said.

The man told Rozanski his name was Bob and that he was 93 years old. He also admitted that he’s not supposed to drive at night.

Rozanski didn’t know how to help, but noticed a group of state troopers eating dinner in the next room.

"A woman came over, I think she may have worked in the bar, and said that there was an elderly gentleman in the bar” who needed help, Gabianelli said.

So Gabianelli and Sgt. Todd Fettigan sprang into action.

A customer took a photo of Bob and Sgt. Fettigan, who offered to buy his dinner and then took him to the airport, and even paged his son.

The owner of J&G refused to take the troopers money, and he comped their meals, along with Bob’s.

The photo of Bob and Sgt. Fettigan has gone viral and has been shared nearly 2,000 times.

The troopers also made sure Bob’s son was behind the wheel for the drive home.

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