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Boise police officers work with nonprofit to tidy veteran's lawn

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Posted at 2:34 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 08:03:25-04

BOISE — The Baylons have been married 40 years.

“This very rude mail clerk, signed me in, and he told his friend that was there, ‘I’m going to marry that girl,'" laughed Katherine Baylon, "now we’re happily married for 40 years."

Both share a love for each other and their country. After Katherine’s military service left her disabled, and spending 20 years himself in the army, Rizalde is used to helping with everything around the house. However, Boise police officers are taking over for the day.

“This is the most rewarding part of the job, just to see the smiles on the faces of the people here we’re able to help," said captain Matt Jones with the Boise Police Department.

Boise Police Department is teaming up with Raising Men Lawn Care Service, which provides free lawn service for the elderly, disabled, single parents, and veterans. Founder Rodney Smith is traveling across all 50 states to work on lawns with officers.

“That he’s doing this, because of his goodness and his love for the country," said Rizalde Baylon.

Boise Police Department was eager to help him out.

“Sometimes I forget I get paid to do what I do, I mean I really do enjoy what I do," said Jones, "the officers you see here today, are shining examples are the people we have ."

Now instead of thinking about all the chores, the Baylons can get back to focusing on each other.

“It’s nice to have them here for a good reason," said Katherine.