By offering a helping hand to a random stranger, this officer delivered an irreplaceable gift.
The unexpected death of a loved one is always heart wrenching. Sadly, Mark Ross understood this all to well. After hearing his sister was killed in a tragic car accident, the man was devastated. The only thing that mattered was attending the ceremony.
Ross quickly made plans to leave right away and accepted a ride from a friend. Racing the clock to get out of the state, the pair sped past Ohio Highway Patrolman, David Robinson.
Because of an outstanding arrest warrant, Officer Robinson was forced to arrest the driver of the vehicle and impound his car. Mark knew he was following right behind for the same reason.
Out of desperation, Mark began to tell the officer why he immediately needed to leave the state. Before he could even finish his sentence, the young man broke down in tears. Seeing how distraught Mark was, Officer Robinson offered his sympathies and comfort in prayer.
Determined to get Mark to his sister’s final ceremony, Robinson contacted other men on the force to request a ride to the jail housing Mark’s friend. Mark planned to post his bail so the two could continue on their way.
Unfortunately, the distance he needed to go was far too great. There were no takers. Them, something amazing happened. Officer Robinson drove Mark to the station himself. He even offered to bail out the driver that had been arrested!
Mark and the patrolman traveled the 100 mile journey. Mark was astonished someone would be so generous.
“I am truly grateful for this guy,” Mark said in a thank you. “…he gave me hope.”