Awesome Moment When Cop Helps Struggling Woman Cross Finish Line At Marathon
When police officers engage in abhorrent behavior it must be addressed and corrected, however when cops like Lt. Aubrey Gregory go above-and-beyond their call of duty that too must be showcased.
The Louisville police officer saw that a person competing in the Rodes City Run was struggling. Asia Ford was having difficulty breathing about five miles into the 10K race and that’s when Lt. Aubrey Gregory came to her rescue.
The officer asked if she wanted to stop, but Ford insisted that she would finish the race. “I said, ‘Good, then we’re going to do this together,’” the cop said.
He then held her hand and helped her walk for the final mile of the race. Ford crossed the finish line while holding hands with the officer and her son Terrance.
“As soon as I walked up to her, she immediately grabbed my hand,” Gregory told the Courier-Journal. “Watching her cross the finish line, I felt it all over. It was great moment, and I’m glad she let me be a part of it.”
“I just want to thank you. You are my angel. I could have given up and you didn’t allow it. You are my inspiration,” Ford said of Gregory.
Ford entered the race in her mission to become thinner and healthier. The mother of three has long struggled with her weight, and at one point she weighed 475 pounds. However when her husband lost a limb to diabetes she set her mind to losing weight and even shed an incredible 217 pounds.
Asia’s son Terrance calls his mom his hero and said, “Looking at her and how she used to be, it’s inspirational and makes me push harder to do the things I want to do in life.”
Despite finishing in third-to-last place finish, she was the winner as the story went viral. “You don’t have to be 1st, AS LONG AS U DON’T GIVE UP AND U FINISH…YOU ARE A WINNER,” Ford posted on her Facebook
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer planned on honoring Ford and Gregory with a ceremony on Monday and posted a photo of the two on Facebook.
Remarkable moments like this don’t nearly happen as much as they should.