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Police, community step up to help Dodgeville woman with broken A/C

DODGEVILLE (WKOW) — When an elderly woman’s A/C unit broke down in the extreme heat, some generous neighbors and police officers stepped in within hours to help keep her cool.

Dodgeville police heard Mary’s air conditioning went out at her home, so they posted on Facebook looking for help for the woman who is also recovering from cancer. Within 10 minutes 15 people responded.

“I made a call to Officer [Blake] Weier. I had seen the dispatch notes. We reached out via our Facebook page and made a post asking the community to step up, and they did,” said Lt. Brandon Wilhelm.

Saturday afternoon, Officer Weier picked up the unit and installed it in the woman’s home, which by that time had gotten very hot.

“Before we know it, we had an air conditioner here ready to be installed, and the temperature began cooling down the house, and things appear to be going well,” he said.

Mary wasn’t feeling up for an interview on Sunday, but said she was incredibly grateful for the help from police and the Dodgeville community.

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