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Homeless Man's Guitar Destroyed In Accident, Gets New One From OKC Officer

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In addition, the department posted a video of the veteran playing the new guitar for the first time. In addition, the department posted a video of the veteran playing the new guitar for the first time.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

To protect and serve – a police officer’s service to one’s community takes many forms. Sometimes, it’s more than just catching the bad guys.

The Oklahoma City Police Department posted on its Facebook page that Wednesday night, officers responded to a reported auto-pedestrian accident in southeast Oklahoma City. When they arrived, they learned that a homeless man’s dog had been injured in an accident, and his prized guitar had been destroyed.

The man was not injured in the accident, but officers said he was distraught over the injuries to his dog and his broken guitar.

Thankfully, police said the dog was not seriously injured. However, the guitar was completely destroyed.

One of the officers who responded to the scene, Sgt. Chris Eastwood, then drove to his home to get his extra guitar. He drove back to the scene and presented the guitar to the man.

The man then played a song on the new guitar for the responding officers. The department posted a video of him playing the new guitar for the first time to its Facebook page. 

Editor's note:  The story previously reported that the man is a veteran. However, police later told News 9 it was miscommunication, and the man is not a veteran. We have since corrected this information in the story. 

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