An all too rare reporting of a cop doing a good deed.
Of course the cynic in me worries that he will get in trouble for 1) being off post, 2) shopping while on duty, and 3) accepting a police discount. That's they way cops think because that's the way the departments can f*ck you, when they want to. Only the good press might save him.
Why do we let police work in a system where they can get in trouble for buying shoes for a barefoot homeless guy?
[Update: The homeless guy was found barefoot again by the New York Times. He said the shoes were in a safe place because they were worth a lot of money.]