Sgt. David Robison of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is being praised for reconnecting a grieving man with his family after his sister’s death. Robison was on patrol early Sunday when he pulled over a speeding car on its way from Indiana to Detroit. The man in the passenger seat, Mark Ross, had just learned his 15-year-old sister was killed in a brutal car accident. Ross holds an outstanding petty warrant in Michigan. On top of that, Ross’ friend who was driving the car had a suspended license.
But instead of arresting Ross and the friend, Robison aided in driving them to get to Ross’ family. Ross, who was stunned by the officer’s act of kindness and sincerity, wrote the following in a Facebook post that’s gone viral:
“The police called Wayne County and they refused to come get me because of the distance. 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. He REACHES OVER AND BEGAN PRAYING OVER ME AND MY FAMILY. He offered to bring me 100 miles further to Detroit because they towed the vehicle.”
The post has been shared 94,150 times on Facebook in the wake of growing tensions between law enforcement and the African American community. It also turns out the Robison will be attending Ross’ sister’s funeral.
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