Mark Ross – a black man in Indiana who says he dislikes police – tragically learned his 15-year-old sister was killed in a car accident and was determined to get to his mother in Detroit on Sept. 25, but Ross was dumbfounded by a white state trooper’s kind act after a traffic stop.
Ross had begged a friend to drive him to Detroit at 3 a.m. According to his Facebook post, he and his friend sped through Ohio, hoping to reach Ross’ mother as quickly as possible.
Then the two spotted flashing red and blue lights behind the vehicle.
“I knew I was going to jail due to a petty warrant,” Ross wrote.
That’s when Ohio State Trooper J. Davis pulled over the car and discovered that the driver had both a suspended license and an outstanding warrant. The driver was taken into custody, and his car was towed, according to Cleveland’s WJW-TV 8.
That meant Ross was stranded in Ohio without a ride to his mother’s house and sister’s funeral.
That’s when Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. David Robison showed up.
“I broke down crying and he saw the sincerity in my cry,” Ross wrote.
“He REACHES OVER AND BEGAN PRAYING OVER ME AND MY FAMILY,” he continued.
“He offered to bring me 100 miles further to Detroit because they towed the vehicle. Everybody knows how much I dislike Cops but I am truly Greatful (sic) for this Guy. He gave me hope.”
After praying for Ross, Sgt. Robison drove him more than 100 miles to Detroit. He took Ross to a coffee shop to meet his cousin.
“It was just so overwhelming,” Ross told Inside Edition. “They were trying to help us.”
Ross and his family say they are grateful for Robison’s kindness, and Robison has indicated he plans to attend the teen girl’s funeral.