One picture of a police officer praying after pulling someone over was shared online, and the sweet moment will restore your faith in humanity.
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Ashlye Wilkerson was driving her father Anthony “Tony” Geddis back to his home in Columbia, South Carolina after he had finished a round of chemotherapy treatments. While driving back, she was pulled over by a police officer.
“We heard a siren and saw a blue light coming behind us," Ashlye said. "I immediately looked down and to the sign on my right to see what speed I was doing and the speed limit. I then realized that the speed limit changed from what I was previously going by."
That's when Trooper Jaret Doty pulled her over. He informed her that she was speeding and asked for her license and registration.
Without hesitating, Tony spoke up to defend his daughter. “This is my baby girl,” he told the trooper. “She’s driving me home from a chemo treatment at the cancer center at Duke.”
Picture Of Police Officer Praying With Sick Dad Has Moving Backstory
Trooper Doty knew that he was going to let Ashlye off with a warning, but he also wanted to do something special for Tony. Before sending them on their way, he asked Tony if he could pray for him.
“Of course. I absolutely believe in prayer,” Tony replied.
Two months after this incident, Tony passed away at the age of 61. And Ashlye shared a picture online of the beautiful moment between her dad and the officer that she had secretly captured.
“You didn’t know I captured this picture in the moment but I did it so it could continue to remind me of two things," she wrote in the caption of the photo, like she was talking directly to her father.
"1- You always protected me even through your final days; and 2- You were a fighter, firm believer in Christ, and a praying warrior. I’m so grateful for your love, guidance, and example. Heartfelt thanks to this officer who prayed for and with you that day.”
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Ashlye says that her father was her favorite person in the world. Our hearts and prayers are with her as she grieves his loss.
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