Windsor Locks cops help rebuild home of mom fighting cancer

WINDSOR LOCKS -- In July, Windsor Locks Police Department Officer Jeff Lampson was responding to a call, helping a child find his sister.

When he reunited the siblings, he brought them home, he was shocked to learn their mother is battling cancer and can't work or take care of the home.

First, getting social services out with a building inspector. But it was so bad, they tried to get government aid.

"We ran into some roadblocks with HUD and it was actually a very disappointing process they seemed disinterested and apathetic to wanting to help out," Lampson said,

In the meantime, the family is forced to live in a motel, for months. So  police officers took matters into their own hands, doing the work to fix up the house.

Their mission  is to get this family home, working beyond the badge, to make her holiday wish come true.

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