I tried to help a senior citizen today who is worried his troubled friend has been killed. I called the hospital and the 9th Precinct to try and get him some kind of information is his friend alive but the 9th was having a busy day and I could not get a human being. I offered to walk over to the 9th with him but he opted for a shelter that feeds poor people, homeless and seniors like him. He told me of his friends in Tompkins he sits with who have recently passed away, one actually in Tompkins and he fears his friend was so drunk he got clocked not far from the 9th Precinct and may not have survived.
I comforted him and than I said goodbye.