Being pulled over by the police is something we all want to avoid by any means. The moment we see the red and blue signals in the mirror, we immediately know we have to come up with a bunch of excuses of why we needed to drive so fast, how come that we forgot our licence and registration at home, or why we crossed the red light.
But, while many are given a ticket for these types of offences, it may happen that people be stopped for no reason. At least that’s what happened to a guy named William Jazwinski. The moment he noticed the police car signaling at him to stop, he thought he found himself in trouble, although he was certain he didn’t break any law.
Once he pulled over, he asked the cop whether he was speeding or something, and the answer he got from the man on duty left him stunned. He was so touched that he decided to share the story on Facebook.
William was a war veteran who fought in Iraq and when the cop noticed the symbols from his time in the military, an Army sticker and an American flag, he felt the urge to thank this brave man for his service for the country. Not only William wasn’t in trouble, but he was praised for his courage and dedication by a stranger.
After the officer asked William some questions regarding his service in the military, he revealed a heartbreaking story that William shared on his Facebook page. This is an excerpt:
Officer- where did you serve?
Me- i went to Iraq. Did a 15 monther. Out of Ft Benning.
Officer- well alright. My son went to Iraq. He didn’t make it home.
Me- man, I’m so sorry to hear that. I just finished a ptsd program.
Officer- i see you have a flag in the truck. The one we got for him! Well its at the house. Can i ask a question?
Officer- do you mind stepping out and receiving a hug. You remind me of my son. I pulled you over. I thought you were him. I still don’t believe it most days hes gone.
William was more than happy to give this bereaved father a hug like the one he used to get from his son.
With tears in both our eyes i got out and hugged that man. I’m talking about for a minute or two crying. Down to our knees crying. I needed that.
To all the family and friends of soldiers, fighting or done fighting, God bless you. Your peace and your hearts. Its so hard without them, i know. This road is a tremendous one. Love to all.
Our hearts break for the loss of the officer who found a consolation in the hug of William who reminded him of his loving son. Knowing what military men risk for the well-being of the country, makes them real life heroes in our eyes. We do hope the officer will learn how to live with his grief which is like no other.
If you have the chance to send a thank you message to those in the military, what would you say? Please share it with us in the comments section.