During their normal course of duty Aug. 14, a pair of Westerville police officers showed that local law enforcement is still focused on the little things.

During their normal course of duty Aug. 14, a pair of Westerville police officers showed that local law enforcement is still focused on the little things.

Officers Anthony Morelli and Jack Johnson responded to a report of a suspicious person around 1:30 p.m.

Dispatchers had received a call that a man wearing all black was lying on the ground behind a medical building on Schrock Road.

When the officers arrived, they spoke to the man, who was homeless. He was doing nothing "suspicious," the police report said, but was simply waiting for his ride to arrive after an appointment at Mount Carmel St. Ann's.

Instead of just leaving, Morelli and Johnson took the man to a nearby McDonald's and bought him lunch before dropping him back at Parkview Center to wait on his ride.

It was a small act, but one that Lt. Tracey Myers said the Westerville Division of Police still likes to see.

"These kind of things happen every day, they just don't always hit the media," he said. "We have officers that help change tires and do all kinds of those things."

Myers didn't expect any special treatment for the officers. They're simply doing their job.

"I don't want to say that this is what is expected, but the officers are compassionate people who want to help the public, and this is an example of that," he said. "They wouldn't get into law enforcement unless they had a desire to help people out."

Myers said Morelli and Johnson aren't alone. These kinds of good deeds likely happen more often and simply don't show up in police reports.

"I've never seen it actually put on a report," Myers said with a laugh. "I know lots of guys who do that, but I've never seen it reported."