Man invites police to help mow lawns in all 50 states

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (AP) – An Alabama man who travelled to all 50 states to mow lawns for free said he’s travelling cross-country again to bring together police officers and the community.

Rodney Smith Jr, founder of Raising Men Lawn Care Service, tweeted recently to announce his ‘Mowing with Cops’ tour started yesterday in Apopka, Florida.

Smith said on his website that he wants to mow at least one lawn in each state for the elderly, disabled, single parents or veterans. He invited police officers to mow with him. He had a special police-themed mower made. His website shows it is painted black and white and has emergency lights.

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.

File photo shows Rodney Smith Jr, founder of Raising Men Lawn Care Service, with homeowner Irene Renee Jolly in Huntsville, Alabama. PHOTO: AP