It was a rough start to the school day for one 10-year-old boy in the town of Fenton but a law enforcement officer did what he could to make things better.

Sergeant Andrew Eggleston of the Broome County Sheriff's Office was sent to the child's home shortly before 8 a.m. Friday after the boy became upset and refused to go to school.

Eggleston learned the boy didn't want to go because he didn't have nice clothes like the other kids.

With the approval of the child's mother, Eggleston took the boy to the Johnson City Walmart store to pick up a few things.

Eggleston said he bought pants, shirts, socks, a jacket and a sweatshirt - among other items - for the boy. He said they spent about 45 minutes shopping.

The sergeant then drove the fifth-grade student to his school and explained to administrators why the boy was late.

Eggleston said he was glad he was able to provide some assistance to the child. He said he hopes if someone sees a situation where a person needs help, they'll do what they can to assist.

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