Black Mother Writes Facebook Letter Thanking White Cop For Helping Son
Sure, there are a few good cops somewhere out there. We just don’t see many of them these days…
A grateful Virginia mother has taken to Facebook to thank a white state trooper who helped her black son with a flat tire late at night – and her post has since been shared more than 20,000 times.
Dr Nada Owusu wrote that her son Joseph, a Virginia Tech student, was on his way home from school last Thursday when his back tire blew out ‘in the middle of nowhere’.
She said her 20-year-old son was then approached by Virginia State Trooper Matt Okes, who she noted didn’t ask Joseph if the Mercedes was stolen but instead ‘got on his knees to replace his tire.’
When he realized the tire was stuck, Okes stayed with Joseph for hours until both the student’s parents and AAA arrived to help, Owusu wrote.
And as they waited Okes made sure to shine the lights of his cruiser on Joseph’s car to help warn oncoming trucks and other vehicles, according to WTVR.
Owusu, a pediatrician who emigrated from Ghana and now works in Danville, Virginia, called Okes ‘our hero.’ She said the trooper even drove behind the family after they returned to the road.
Thanks Officer Okes, but many of your brethren in blue are still a bunch of azzholes.
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