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Larry DePrimo, the 'Shoe Cop,' on 'Today' show

NYPD Officer Larry DePrimo, in discussing why he

NYPD Officer Larry DePrimo, in discussing why he bought boots and socks for a barefoot man in Times Square, credits his parents for bringing him up right. “They raised me extremely well. A lot of what I am today is because of my upbringing,” he said. (Nov. 29, 2012) Credit: Charles Eckert

Well this is nice: Larry DePrimo, the NYPD cop from Holbrook who spent $75 on a pair of shoes for a homeless man -- and who's become the Sully Sullenberger of shoe-givers -- was on the "Today" show a little while ago. And yes, he looks as decent as  you imagine him to be.

Said DePrimo: "The two things that stuck out in my mind was how cold it was, and that this was the most polite gentleman I've ever met ..."  Also on this interview was Jennifer Foster, the Phoenix tourist/shutterbug who said her dad was on the force in Phoenix for 32 years.

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