Man invites police to help mow lawns in all 50 states

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who traveled to all 50 states to mow lawns for free says he’s traveling across the country again to bring together police officers and the community.

Rodney Smith Jr. tweeted Monday to announce his tour called “Mowing with Cops” will start Wednesday in Apopka, Florida.

Smith says on his website that he wants to mow at least one lawn in each state for the elderly, disabled, single parents or veterans. He says he’s inviting police officers to mow with him. He had a special law enforcement-themed mower made so officers can help.

Smith was inspired to begin a free yard mowing service in 2015 after seeing an elderly man cutting his lawn. Individual and corporate donations have helped pay for hotel rooms and other expenses.

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