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Police Officer Pulls over 79-Year-Old Man for Speeding When He Suddenly Sees Him Crying

Bettina Dizon
Oct 17, 2021
07:30 P.M.

A Michigan police officer went over and beyond serving a local elderly resident who violated the speeding ordinance. When the man was in distress over a personal problem, officer Kevin Coates offered to help.

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Although there has been a stigma over police officers in the past, a Sterling Heights police officer showed that many among them have the heart to serve their community.

The incident happened a few weeks ago when officer Kevin Coates pulled over a 79-year-old Michigan resident, David, for overspeeding. What happened next surprised officer Coates.

Police officer Coates and David talk on the side of the road. | Source:  facebook.com/SterlingHeightsPolice

Police officer Coates and David talk on the side of the road. | Source: facebook.com/SterlingHeightsPolice

MICHIGAN OFFICER'S ACT OF KINDNESS

When David went down his car, it was apparent that he was in distress, “visibly upset and crying.” He then explained his story with a cracking voice:

“Everything’s going wrong — my wife’s real sick, and my son’s mentally ill. I bought a television today because I wanted to make my wife happy, you know, and I can’t get it hooked up.”

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David purchased the television hoping it would make his wife happy but installing the set became a challenge.

Elderly man David gets pulled over for over speeding. | Source:  facebook.com/SterlingHeightsPolice

Elderly man David gets pulled over for over speeding. | Source: facebook.com/SterlingHeightsPolice

He drove around, going from store to store to get help to no avail. Coates saw the frustration and desperation in David’s face and decided to go out of his way to help the man.

A similar story recently happened when Sandy Springs police officer Patrick Burt went beyond his duty to help a woman deliver a baby on the highway.

After letting him go with a verbal warning, Coates showed up at David’s house along with two police officers to help install the television.

Police officer Coates and David talk on the side of the road. | Source:  facebook.com/SterlingHeightsPolice

Police officer Coates and David talk on the side of the road. | Source: facebook.com/SterlingHeightsPolice

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Although it wasn’t his job to do so, Coates certainly helped a local in need and fulfilled his duty to be of service to others. David shared:

“They all came in. They moved my TV. They set it up, and in a short time, they were gone. You know? I said, ‘Wow, what service.’ I didn’t expect this from the Sterling Heights Police Officers.”

Coates’ superiors praised him and his team for doing an outstanding job and encouraged others to follow suit in showing kindness towards others.

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GEORGIA OFFICER DELIVERS BABY

A similar story recently happened when Sandy Springs police officer Patrick Burt went beyond his duty to help a woman deliver a baby on the highway.

As a father-of-two, Burt was aware of the birthing process and knew that he could help, seeing as the mother was already in active labor and about to give birth. He shared:

“It’s kind of uplifting to show the police in a better side of life right now. I’m glad I was able to be a part of that.”

There have been several recent stories about police officers showing kindness to others. Some of them include an officer adopting an abused child and another helping a less fortunate mother.

Hopefully, such stories inspire others, no matter the profession, to show kindness and empathy towards others as well and make this world a better place.

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