When officer Jenkins first pulled Chy-Niece over, his initial intention was to assure she was safe and the other drivers on the road were safe too. Little did he know what a great impact he would have on her life.
He didn’t realize how such a small action could turn into such a great deed and that if he wasn’t in the right time at the right place, who knows how this would end?
Serve & Protect
The kind-hearted officer was not intending to leave Chy-Niece alone and with no brake light. It was time for plan B. The police officers' method to Serve & Protect applied not only to crime but also to broken down vehicles.
In an NBC interview, Chy-Niece shared how the police officer insisted on escorting her to the nearest auto store. He asked her to put on her hazard lights and they were on their way.
Calling for Disaster
Could you imagine driving behind someone with no brake lights? The car in front could be slowing down or unexpectedly stop, and by the time you would realize it, it could be too late.
Chy-Niece had the officer behind her and she felt safe. Car maintenance can be an expensive headache sometimes but she knew she couldn't neglect her car and this had to be done.
The Thing to Do
Chy-Niece felt the police officer was doing much more than what was expected of him. That accompanying someone to fix a brake light was not on his obligation list.
It is rare these days to come across someone who makes you feel important. That you matter as an individual and not as just another number or part of the statistics.
All for the Community
People like officer Jenkins are people that allow us to hold on to hope. They show us that there are still good people out there who are willing to go out of their way for others.
That no matter what happens and no matter what we do, at the end of the day we are all human and we are all alike. This day could have ended completely differently.