Bruno Baurin was out for a walk on Thursday. He saw something that made him pull out his phone and take a picture.
Bruno captured this image of a Halifax Regional Police officer sitting on the sidewalk with a street person on the city’s busy Spring Garden Road.
Const. Shawn Currie is the officer in the photo, and said he didn’t know about the picture until his wife saw it online and sent it to him.
“We were just talking about what’s going on in his life right now,” Currie said. “I’ve known him for nine years.” The homeless man plays the violin for spare change every day at that location.
As a community constable, Currie said it’s part of his job to get to know people in the area and help them solve their problems.