This brought tears to my eyes. An officer in Georgia pulled a man over to give him a ticket for running a stop sign. As they stopped, two other cars pulled in front of the patrol car as well. As the officer got out of his patrol car, his hand closed on his gun expecting the worst. What happened instead blew his mind.
The father of the guy he pulled over told him they were on their way to the hospital because a family member suffered a stroke. I think the officer only gave the guy a warning after that. Then the father reached for his hand and asked him if he had a moment. The deputy said yes and the man started praying for him right there on the spot.
From LEO Affairs:
A Georgia sheriff’s deputy was overcome with emotion when a traffic stop turned into a group of people offering to pray for him.
According to Fox8, Heard County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Wiggins pulled a man over for running a stop sign and was writing a ticket when two vehicles pulled in front of his car.
“As I get back out of my car, I see a man and a woman exiting the vehicles, my hand close to my gun and my heart pounding, all while still watching the driver of the truck,” Wiggins said in a Facebook post.
The gentleman from the vehicle identified himself as the father of the person the Deputy pulled over and explained that they were rushing to the hospital to visit a family member who had suffered a stroke.
“Before he left he grabbed my hand and asked to pray for me,” he said. “My heart sank and has he prayed for me and my brothers in blue my eyes filled with tears, I was at a loss for words, this man with all he had going on, stopped to pray for me.”
The Deputy expressed his gratitude and posted the dash cam footage to Facebook.
The deputy was overcome with emotion that these strangers that he had stopped to give a ticket cared so much for police officers that they took precious time to pray with him on the side of the road. They did this as one of their own was fighting for their life in the hospital. That right there is what it means to be a real Christian and to really care about our police officers.