When most of us think about police officers, we think about the individual who pulls us over and writes us a ticket. I’ll be the first one to admit that the last thing I want to see in my rearview mirror is blue flashing lights. With that being said, they may sometimes have a gruff exterior but underneath the badge and the uniform is a big heart. Perhaps that is what this woman experienced and all of us can learn something from what happened to her. It’s worth a read but I have to tell you, you will want to bring your tissues:
Last week I was pulled over for going 65 in a 55. The officer took my license and registration. While I sat and waited I was reminiscing about my dad like always lately. The officer returned to my car and said its your lucky day, we were born on the same day and year, slow down and have a good day. I smiled and said thank you. He walked away and I broke down and started crying. Thinking he was back in his car. He surprised me and tapped on my window asking if I was ok. I told him I was sad, I just lost my dad. He said take a minute and breath. He talked to me a minute then helped me back into traffic. Today I received this beautiful card in the mail.
Thank you Deputy Dan Hill #227 of St. Clair County Sheriffs Department
This was what she saw.
Here’s what he wrote inside.
My condolence on the loss of your father. I’m sure he was a great man who loved his family. I pray that your tears of sadness becomes tears of joy in remembering his legacy.
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more. Neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore; for the former things have passed away.”
Deputy Dan Hill #227
St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department