This Cop Knew a Ticket Was Worthless, So Instead He Went Shopping For the Man He Pulled Over


By Jack Day

Officers Justin Gower and Cale Hawkins of the Cedar Park Police Department in Texas are the kind of police who remind the world that not all cops are bad. As evidence of this charge I present this video in which the two decided to do the right thing and help out a man they pulled over instead of ticketing him.

It happened one day when Gower noticed a light out and an expired license plate registration on a vehicle parked at a gas station. Upon closer inspection the officer found a man and his his three daughters inside, none of which were in a car seat. When the man explained to Gower that they were living between a hotel and the car and he could not afford car seats, the officer’s heart grew three sizes.

Gower said, “Giving him three tickets, it wasn’t going to do any good. Those kids were still going to have to driven somewhere, somehow, with no car seats.”

That’s when Hawkins got into his patrol car and headed to Wal-Mart to remedy the situation. Watch the video to see the details of how these two men stepped out of their roles of authority and performed a true act of kindness for someone in need.

What did you think about the story? Have you ever been in a situation where you took the compassionate route and made someone’s day? Please tell us your experiences and share this great story with your friends and family.

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