A warm ride home
February 1, 2018
On one very cold night in January, A-7 Boston Police Captain McCormick received a call that a family traveling through Boston after their daughter had just undergone brain surgery in New York had missed their train home to Portland, Maine, and were trying to find somewhere in North Station to keep warm for the night.
Shortly thereafter, Captain McCormick arrived and told the family that he would drive them to a train stop on the North Shore to grab the next train. While in the cruiser, the family soon realized that Captain McCormick’s intention wasn’t to simply drop them off at another train station, but to drive them the full three hours home.
Their daughter, Kori, was so touched by Captain McCormick’s actions that she went to social media in an attempt to make sure his actions did not go unrecognized. Her post moved so many individuals that it was shared over 11,000 times and was picked up by local and national media outlets.
During this week’s Council meeting, Councilor Edwards recognized Captain McCormick for going above and beyond in his role as a public servant to assist a family in need during their travels through Boston.
Captain McCormick said, “There’s a sign in my office that says, ‘Make a small difference, today.’ The only way I can go make a small difference – and my 2100 officers that serve with us – is with your support. It’s the support of the Mayor, the Police Commissioner, and this Council – and what you do every day empowers us to make a small difference in the community every day. That’s all we ask to do.”
Captain McCormick is well-known in the East Boston community as a selfless and dedicated public servant.