A Meriden police officer's good deed is receiving praise from his department.
Officer John-Paul Dorais happened upon a homeless woman sleeping in a shed on Broad Street Saturday. The woman was going through some tragic circumstances, according to police.
Officer Dorais brought the woman to the Comfort Inn & Suites on East Main street and bought her a room so that she could have a good night's sleep. His partner snapped a photo of Officer Dorais at the front counter of the hotel.
"Officer Dorais's act of kindness exemplifies what the men and women of the Meriden Police Department stand for and we are proud of him and all our officers who do these kinds of deeds that are seldom recognized," a post on the Meriden Police Department's Facebook page read.