VIDEO: Police officer and 90-year-old Ohio man form special bond

SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV (WCMH)–You’re never too old for a field trip.

Sam, a 90-year-old who recently moved from Columbus to West Virginia, is in the early stages of dementia. His neighbor, Will Price, says Sam sometimes calls local police for help if he is delusional.

One officer, Andrew Gordon, comes by several times a week to check on him.

On Tuesday, Price saw Gordon and Sam headed out on a trip to see the new town fire station.

Sam was a firefighter for 25 years in Ohio, Price wrote on Facebook. He flagged the cruiser down and took a video.

“I’ll slide the pole if they have a pole,” Sam said excitedly.

“Our little town is very fortunate to have several officers just like this that go the extra mile to take care of their community,” Price wrote. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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