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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis police officer is being hailed as part of the solution to some of the problems with crime in Memphis. Officer Alex Coughlin recently was talking with a 12-year-old boy while working his beat. The boy told officer Coughlin he’d rather do yard work than get in trouble like some of his peers. The boy had a mower, but no other tools so Coughlin used his money to buy a weed eater and leaf blower. The officer wasn’t looking for praise, but his partner posted some pictures and information on Facebook. The partner said not only did officer Coughlin buy the equipment, he took the time to show the boy how to use it properly. When asked by his supervisor why he did it, Coughlin reportedly said, “Because I care.”