Police Officer Uses Sign Language, and His Own Cash, to Help Deaf Woman at DMV

A Los Angeles highway patrol officer responded to a reported disturbance at a city DMV recently, but soon realized the situation was something else entirely, as seen in this video shared on Tuesday, December 10.

Arriving at the DMV on Hope Street, Officer Rodriguez saw that “the call was simply due to a language barrier” between a staff member and a deaf customer. Rodriguez began using sign language to help the deaf women get her ID.

“He also covered the cost when she came up short for the fee,” the police department wrote on Facebook. Credit: California Highway Patrol via Storyful