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The First Thing Officer Did After Approaching Black Man on Side of the Road Made Him a Mother's 'Hero


"There’s a lot of good in America and that needs to be heard. Police need our support."

A mother in Rocky Mount, Virginia, was worried sick last week when her 20-year-old old son’s car got a flat tire, leaving him stranded “in the middle of nowhere" late at night.

Joseph Owusu, a Virginia Tech student, pulled over and a police officer soon approached. There was no confrontation or allegations of police brutality — instead Virginia State Trooper Matt Okes became the family’s “hero.”

“This kind officer approached him, didn’t ask if the little Mercedes was stolen, but rather got on his knees to replace his tire,” Dr. Nada Owusu, the student’s mother, recalled.

The mom told the incredible story on Facebook:

Facebook friends, join be in expressing my gratitude to God and to Officer Okes, Matt a Virginia State Police officer. I...

Posted by Nada Owusu on Friday, May 15, 2015

When Trooper Okes failed to successfully change the flat tire, he apparently stayed with Joseph until 1 a.m. until AAA and his parents could arrive. The experience left a lasting impact on the thankful mother.

“There’s a lot of good in this world and people want to hear positive stories. As far as I was concerned, there was a good person waiting with my son. 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,” Owusu said, according to WTVR-TV.

(H/T: Daily Mail)


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