Olympia police Officer George Clark, left, helps a homeless woman known as Dee Dee cross a street to a police car for a ride in September 2014. The woman had earlier requested an ambulance to a hospital, but refused treatment when she arrived. Clark said Dee Dee was uncharacteristically friendly in this encounter with police. “There comes a point where you keep offering to help people, and they just give you the finger, that you feel like giving up. We can’t force people to get help,” Clark said. Assisting at right is officer Jon Hazen.
Olympia police Officer George Clark, left, helps a homeless woman known as Dee Dee cross a street to a police car for a ride in September 2014. The woman had earlier requested an ambulance to a hospital, but refused treatment when she arrived. Clark said Dee Dee was uncharacteristically friendly in this encounter with police. “There comes a point where you keep offering to help people, and they just give you the finger, that you feel like giving up. We can’t force people to get help,” Clark said. Assisting at right is officer Jon Hazen. Tony Overman Staff file, 2014
Olympia police Officer George Clark, left, helps a homeless woman known as Dee Dee cross a street to a police car for a ride in September 2014. The woman had earlier requested an ambulance to a hospital, but refused treatment when she arrived. Clark said Dee Dee was uncharacteristically friendly in this encounter with police. “There comes a point where you keep offering to help people, and they just give you the finger, that you feel like giving up. We can’t force people to get help,” Clark said. Assisting at right is officer Jon Hazen. Tony Overman Staff file, 2014

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