A man speeding home to Michigan, after learning about the sudden death of his sister, was able to make it to her funeral– thanks in part to the heartwarming actions of an Ohio state trooper.
Early Sunday morning, Mark Ross found out his sister had been killed in a car accident. He was in Indiana at the time and didn’t have a car. He asked a friend to drive him to Michigan, so he could be with his grieving family.
It was an uncertain move since the person had a suspended license and Ross himself had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant in Wayne County, Michigan. According to the Journal–News, officials there refused to pick him up because it was too far away.
As Ross and his friend drove through Ohio, they were stopped for speeding and the driver was locked up because of the suspended license.
“I explained to the officer that my sister had died and that I needed to get to my mother ASAP,” Ross said. “I broke down crying, and he saw the sincerity in my cry.”
Sgt. David Robison offered to drive Ross 100 miles to be with his family in Michigan.
“Everybody knows how much I dislike cops, but I am truly grateful for this guy,” Ross wrote on Facebook. “He gave me hope.”
This heartwarming story of a police officer’s act of kindness has since been shared on Facebook nearly 85,000 times.
Ross said before he got out of the patrol car in Detroit, Robison leaned over and asked “if he could pray over me.”
“It was so overwhelming it kind of took me away from my own reality,” he said.
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