|Agency||Macomb County Michigan Sheriff's Office|
|Last Known Status||Active|
2023 Wellness Check
In February 2023, Thorne was dispatched to a report of a man passed out in his car. The man was conscious, and described himself as "feeling down", "in need of a break", and "too stressed" to continue driving to work.
When Thorne asked the man if there was "anything I can do to help you", the man replied, "I could use a hug". Thorne agreed, and the man got out of his car to embrace Thorne.
Thorne gave the man contact information for local resources. Thorne and Deputy Fred Parisek spent about 20 minutes talking with the man and offered that he could call them directly if he needed help.
The incident was captured on Thorne's body-worn camera.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Amber Ainsworth, VIDEO: Macomb County deputies comfort stressed out man with hug, conversation, FOX 2, 2023-02-06
- ↑ Sarah Rumpf, Michigan deputy shares warm embrace with man feeling overwhelmed with life, FOX News, 2023-02-08
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