Orono  PD mowing lawn

Orono police Officer Matt Siltala mowed a resident’s lawn after responding to her home for a welfare check.

ORONO — When an Orono police officer noticed a resident’s lawn hadn’t been mowed, he grabbed her lawnmower and did it for her.

Officer Matt Siltala was called to the resident’s home for a welfare check on June 5, according to the Orono Police Department’s June 5 Facebook post.

The woman was OK, and Siltala asked her why her grass was so long.

She told the officer she doesn’t have anyone to mow her lawn. And that’s when Siltala got out her mower and cut the grass for her.

“I cannot say how proud stuff like this makes us,” the Facebook post said.

Melissa Turtinen is the multimedia reporter for Lakeshore Weekly News. She's passionate about adding context to stories and informing people about what's going on in their community. She enjoys being outside, traveling and good beer.


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