Mark E. Ross lived through a dark moment this past weekend as he learned of his sister died in a car accident. He immediately hopped into a friend’s car and began speeding towards Detroit.
He was unable to make it all the way to Michigan because the vehicle was stopped in Ohio for speeding. The driver was taken to jail in Wayne County, Michigan, and the car has impounded.
Ross had a petty warrant out for his arrest, which likely meant he was also going to go to jail, according to CNN affiliate WDTN.
Ross began telling the officer about the loss of his sister. While doing so, he broke down into tears — a moment that saw his luck change.
Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. David Robison — one of the officers present at the scene — began to pray with Ross.
“Everybody knows how much I dislike cops, but I am truly [grateful] for this guy. He gave me hope.” This was part of Ross’ Facebook post viewable above.
But that wasn’t the end of Ross’ interaction with the officer.
Officer Robison offered to drive him 100 miles to Wayne County to bail the driver out, and get him closer to Detroit.