Facebook user William Jazwinski recently shared a heartwarming story about an encounter with a police officer that’s worth reading.
Me – “Good morning officer. Was I speeding?”
Officer – “Good morning, no not speeding. Just wanted to stop ya and say thank you for your service.”
Me – “Oh, the bumper sticker, nice. You’re welcome, sir. My pleasure!”
Officer – “Where did you serve?”
Me – “I went to Iraq. Did a 15 monther. Out of Ft Benning.”
Officer – “Well, alright. My son went to Iraq. He didn’t make it home.”
Me – “Man, I’m so sorry to hear that. I just finished a PTSD program.”
Officer – “I see you have a flag in the truck. The one we got for him! Well it’s at the house. Can I ask a question?”
Me – “Sure…”
Officer – “Do you mind stepping out and receiving a hug? You remind me of my son. I pulled you over. I thought you were him. I still don’t believe it most days, he’s gone.”
With tears in both our eyes I got out and hugged that man. I’m talking about for a minute or two crying. Down to our knees crying. I needed that.
To all the family and friends of soldiers, fighting or done fighting, God bless you. Your peace and your hearts. Its so hard without them, i know. This road is a tremendous one. Love to all.
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