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Policeman stops a driver for speeding, but later discovers he was seeking help for his sick wife

November 04, 2021 • By Alison Forde
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Being a policeman is never an easy job; it's a profession full of pitfalls and dangers but also characterized by a very strong civic and moral sense, and whoever decides to undertake it should only be applauded and admired rather than criticized. Being a policeman puts officers in front of the sad reality of the facts, often and willingly, and certainly this is the a statement that Kevin Coates, police officer of Sterling Heights, in the US state of Michigan, could agree with.


When Officer Kevin Coates pulled over an elderly man for speeding in Michigan, he noticed the driver was visibly...

Pubblicato da Franklin Graham su Sabato 9 ottobre 2021

On September 30, 2021, Kevin Coates was on patrol in the street, when around at 7.30 pm on the same day he stopped a car that was going too fast; not only would the American police officer not expect that about an hour later he would be in the driver's house to help fix his television, but he certainly never imagined that he would change the life of a sad and desperate man with a simple gesture. Kevin said David, the 79-year-old who was driving his car faster than allowed limits, when he was stopped by the patrol, seemed visibly "upset and worried about something", then he burst into tears when Kevin asked him what was wrong ... 

Officer Coates observed a traffic violation and through his investigation, it was determined this gentleman could use a helping hand. With all the obstacles in today’s world, a little compassion and understanding goes a long way. Great work officers Coates, Verougstraete & Jakushevich! Watch the news interview with Lieutenant Bastianelli on WDIV Local 4 / ClickOnDetroitFOX 2 Detroit tonight.

Pubblicato da Sterling Heights Police Department su Mercoledì 6 ottobre 2021

David, through tears, replied to the police officer that he was very sad that his wife was sick and his son had mental problems, all worries and negative thoughts that had led him to drive significantly faster than the allowed limits; but that wasn't all. David told Kevin that he was driving so fast because he was desperately looking for help from someone: he had bought a new TV for his sick wife but had not been able to set it up.

Kevin Coates, moved by that story, gave the man a verbal warning about speeding and after about an hour he showed up at his house with two other police officers to fix and configure David's new TV: "They entered my house, they set up my TV, fixed it, and in no time they were gone. You know, I said, Wow, what a service! I didn't expect this from the Sterling Heights police officers."

 

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This kind American police officer could simply have fined the elderly man for breaking speed limits and instead he showed he had a big heart and was also capable of unexpected gestures of kindness and compassion towards those most in need.

Well done, Kevin!

 

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