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Cop uses own cash to replace stolen field trip money


A Norwood Police officer is credited with saving a field trip for a group of elementary students.

Ofc. Matthew Evans responded to Sharpsburg Elementary School to investigate a report of $300 being stolen from the school.

School officials say $140 of that money was intended for a class field trip to see a Cyclones game.

Without the money, the field trip was going to be canceled.

Evans took the information and left to make a report, but before he went back to the police station, he stopped by an ATM and withdrew the amount of money that was taken from his personal account.

Officer Evans told our cameras he just felt like he had to do something about the theft.

He then gave the money to his Lieutenant to give to the school.

"Officer Evans is an example of the great officers we have at the Norwood Police Department. He is also a demonstration of how we may not be able to make a difference in everyone's life but we can sure make a difference that counts," said department said in a statement on its Facebook page.

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