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Little Rock Police officers fix a woman's door out of their own pocket

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Little Rock (KATV)-Little Rock Police Officers Brian Healy and Chance Ketzscher responded to a burglary today, but it's what they did after that went the extra mile.

The burglars kicked in the door and stole a TV before realizing a 13 year-old boy was at home sick. The burglars were scared away.

The boy's mother Kristen Epperson came home to get her son and take him to a relative's home while officers began searching the neighborhood for the suspects.

"I happened to just roll up on a car that had been involved in an accident so I got out to check on it. Come to find out, it was her. So not only did her house get broken into. Now she was involved in an accident which probably totaled her car out. So she's going to need a new car," Ketzscher said.

Epperson and her son were both taken to the hospital, but she told officers there she was concerned that her home was still unsecured.

That's when both of the officers sprung into action. Officer Healy went to a hardware store and bought supplies to fix the door from his own pocket, while officer Ketzscher watched the home.

"We got everything put back together. Granted you wouldn't want to call me as a handy man. Don't get me wrong. But we were able to make it where the door would actually lock a be secured," Healy said.

Ketzscher said obviously police officers don't routinely do construction jobs.

"No we don't but she was already having a bad day and we just thought it was a nice thing to do and maybe help her through the day a little bit more," Ketzscher said.

"The woman had two bad incidents happen to her in an hour. We just felt bad for her," Healy said.

Both officers have been recommended by their sergeant for a letter of commendation.