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FL cops grant nearly-blind Navy vet’s wish to use night vision goggles

88-year old Navy Veteran Stanley Gold, who is 75% blind, reached out to our officers & asked if he could try their night vision equipment before he lost his vision completely. (Pembroke Pines Police Department/Twitter)
July 18, 2018
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An 88-year-old Navy veteran who served in the Korean War recently reached out to the Pembroke Pines Police Department in Florida, asking if he could try their night-vision goggles before completely losing his sight.

Stanley Gold has lost 75 percent of his sight, and in a short time he will be completely blind.

Members of the PPPD SWAT showed up at Gold’s house last week to fulfill his request, Fox 13 News reported.

A video posted on Twitter shows Gold wearing the night vision goggles and an officer standing next to him.

“Are you ready to go to work,” the officer asks him.

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“I already spent 37 years at the Post Office,” Gold replied with a laugh.

Gold gave each of the officers a Klondike ice cream bar while they visited him, and the officers included a thank you message.

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