A 74-year-old Pittsburg woman is a lifelong resident of the city and "had fallen on hard times."
The department's Code Enforcement Division deemed her home uninhabitable and she was living with no working appliances.
So an officer took it upon himself to help out the woman, and went to Home Depot with the intention of buying her a small refrigerator and microwave oven.
The woman's story reached managers Tony Fonseca and Brian Maloney and they were overcome with a desire to help out a fellow member of the community, so they donated a new refrigerator and microwave along with some new carpet for the woman's home.
They wanted her to be set up immediately so the store managers promptly sent two employees to the woman's home to deliver and install the appliances.
The St Vincent de Paul Society of Contra Costa County got wind of the woman's situation and brought in donations of household items to help make the home livable again for the woman.
The Pittsburg Police Department noted that when a community comes together to help each other out, it "reminds us of how good people are."