‘He Didn’t Ask if the Mercedes Was Stolen’: Thankful Mom’s Thank-You to State Trooper Who Helped Her Son With Flat Tire Late at Night

‘He Didn’t Ask if the Mercedes Was Stolen’: Thankful Mom’s Thank-You to State Trooper Who Helped Her Son With Flat Tire Late at Night

In a time when it seems people are looking for any excuse to blame a police officer for something, a Virginia mom is instead taking the opportunity to point out the actions of a State Trooper who went above and beyond to help her son. She took to Facebook to thank the trooper, and that post has been shared over 20,000 times.

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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.

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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.

The post has since gone viral, even catching the attention of television host Montel Williams, who told Owusu he was grateful she had shared Okes act of heroic kindness with the world.

‘Too often we look at very specific instances where police miss the mark,’ he wrote.

‘And it’s equally if not more important to recognize the countless Trooper Okes of the world who quietly serve with distinction and embody everything we want our police to be.’

Owusu said she believed there was a lot of ‘good in this world,’ adding that people ‘want to hear positive stories’.

‘As far as I was concerned, there was a good person waiting with my son,’ she said.

‘I didn’t care if he was green, blue, yellow. There’s a lot of good in America and that needs to be heard. Police need our support.’

Kudos to Dr. Owusu for being willing to share goodness.

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