Three officers took 'to protect and serve' to a new level.

This weekend, the Granite State ushers in the 'second winter' of this season. A Saturday night storm is expected to plant as much as 9" -10'" of fresh powder on many communities. Ahead of the blizzard, three members of the New Hampshire State Police are receiving high praise for going far beyond the call of duty on Saturday morning.

While temps dipped into the single numbers, with a 'real feel'  below zero, many residents had to throw an extra log or three in the wood stove. According to the New Hampshire State Troopers' Facebook page, Trooper Newcomb of Troop F responded to a welfare check for a resident who lives alone on a rural back-road. While the owner of the house had food, the resident reported feeling under the weather & hadn’t had a chance to shovel.

After the welfare check was concluded, the Facebook post states Newcomb, and Troopers Smarz & Mobley returned to the residence to shovel do one last check before the next storm.

After the check, the three shoveled the resident's driveway!

The resident was very thankful as these troopers went above & beyond their responsibilities. The post also reminded residents to properly clear snow from their vehicles before venturing out, citing Jessica's Law.