photo is real according to a
November 28, 2012 article in the New York
The article said that "Officer Lawrence DePrimo was working a
counterterrorism post when he encountered an older, barefooted homeless
man. The officer disappeared for a moment, then returned with a new pair
of boots, and knelt to help the man put them on."
The photo was taken by a tourist, Jennifer Foster, from the state of Arizona with a cell
phone camera, which she later posted to the New York Police Department
fan page on Facebook.