We hear a lot in the news about traffic stops turning into violent tragedies. However, some of these dreadful incidents involve bad cops, which represents a very small percentage of a large amount of law enforcement employees. A large majority of police officers are outstanding individuals who never want to use their gun and want to make their communities better. Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. David Robison is one of the exceptional police officers.
Around 3 a.m. on Sunday, Mark E. Ross found out his teenage sister had tragically died in a car accident. Ross and a friend got in a car and were going to drive from Indiana to Detroit to be with his grieving family. However, the speeding car was stopped in Ohio by Robison.
The driver was taken to jail in Wayne County, Michigan, and the vehicle was impounded. Ross knew he may face the same fate of jail because he had a petty warrant out for his arrest.
Ross told the officer that they were speeding to visit his mother after the death of his sister. Then Ross broke down crying.
Robison then prayed with Ross.
“He reaches over and began praying over me and my family,” Ross wrote on Facebook. “Everybody knows how much I dislike cops, but I am truly (grateful) for this guy. He gave me hope.”
Then instead of taking Ross to jail, Robinson took Ross 100 miles to Wayne County to bail out the driver and get him closer to Michigan.
Ross posted his heartwarming story on Facebook and it has been shared over 105,000 times.
It’s promising to see that there are some feel-good stories centering around police officers.