With the recent spate of attacks on law enforcement officers around the country, you might think it’s all doom and gloom for police officers. However, an encounter between a teenager and a police officer in Texas is going viral, and it’s not hard to see why.
Deputy Constable Tommi Jones Kelley posted the above photo and the following post to her Facebook page earlier this week, and it’s been shared tens of thousands of times since then.
Ok, so EARLY this morning I was pumping gas in my patrol car (reason I look like a Hot Mess!)…& add it was pouring rain…
When this teenager I’ve never met before is standing right behind me & says, “ma’am, do u mind if I stand here behind you while u get ur gas?”
My initial response was “and why?”…
His reply, “to make sure You stay safe!”
Finished pumping my gas & he was still standing there, in the rain ??.
He then just walked off & started to get into the passenger side of a car & I asked the driver if she was his Mom & indeed she was. I told her she has an amazing son & she said he wanted to make sure no one hurt me.
Yes, I’m the one with the gun on my hip while he stood there empty handed, but he for sure had my “6” while my back was turned.
With all the terror going on nationwide, this reassured me there are still some pretty awesome individuals out there!
Thank you for ur concern.