BTBuzz: Officers fulfill wish of nearly blind veteran


Stanley Gold, an 88-year-old Navy veteran, is 75 percent blind and his vision is continuing to fade.

Gold had always wanted to try night vision equipment and decided to reach out to officers at Pembroke Pines Police Department (PPPD) with a special request.

Officers from PPPD SWAT responded to Gold’s call and showed up at his house to fulfill that wish.

The department posted a video on Twitter of the Korean War veteran trying on the goggles.

“I was thrilled, completely thrilled that they came,” Gold told WSVN. “If one person would have come I would have been thrilled, but to see five of them come in to my house with their uniforms on, it was really great.”

After Gold used the goggles, he gave each officer a Klondike bar as a gesture of thanks.