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Franklin Police Department volunteers to help older adults

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Jenny Petway, resident Jenny Petway, resident

Members of the Franklin Police Department volunteered their time on Saturday to help older adults move into a new home.

"I wouldn't be able to move this. This is just a burden off of me. Thank goodness we have people like you all," said Franklin resident Jenny Petway.

Officers helped Petway and other senior citizens move into the first major redevelopment project of the Franklin Housing Authority.

The Reddick Senior Residence Building is a 48-unit low income housing facility.

 "It's such a great experience and feeling to know you are helping those in need as well," said Clayton Cates, Franklin Police.

Cates said he enjoys lending a helping hand and getting to know the people in the community he serves.

"Their problems and their issues become mine and I want to do what I can to help them out. They've grown to become part of my extended family," said Cates.

A dozen Franklin police officers volunteered their time.

"I feel like I am so blessed for them to help me," said Petway.

Many of the senior residents don't have family or the money to hire help and were grateful for the support.

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