Grieving man helped out by Ohio trooper
A grieving man who was rushing to be with his mother in Michigan after learning of his younger sister’s sudden death received some unexpected support after being pulled over during the multi-state drive in Ohio. Over the weekend, Mark E. Ross found out his teenage sister had died in a car crash. Around 3 a.m. Sunday, Ross hopped in a car his friend was driving in Indiana and sped toward Detroit, he said in a Facebook post. As the car passed through Ohio, an officer pulled it over. The driver was taken to jail in Wayne County, Michigan, and the vehicle was impounded. Ross knew this might be more than just a traffic stop for him too — he had a petty warrant out for his arrest, which meant he too was probably going to jail, according to CNN affiliate WDTN. As he began to tell the officer about the loss of his sister, Ross broke down crying. That’s when one of the troopers at the scene — Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. David Robison — started to pray with Ross. “He reaches over and began praying over me and my family,” Ross wrote on Facebook. “Everybody knows how much I dislike cops, but I am truly (grateful) for this guy. He gave me hope.” Robison also did one other thing for Ross: He offered to drive him 100 miles to Wayne County to bail out the driver and get him closer to Michigan. Ross snapped a photo of the himself with the sergeant and posted it on Facebook Sunday morning. As of Tuesday morning, it has been shared nearly 100,000 times on the social networking site.
Oklahoma trooper visits daycare
Check out what this proud mom had to say about her little guy when he had a visit to his daycare from Trooper Tony Harper and other officers! Now that little happy face should put a smile on yours! Happy Friday! Celestine: "Raiden, once again, was on cloud 9 when the officers came to visit the daycare! I've never seen this kid love something/someone so hard...it's amazing how excited he gets when he sees any officer. If he sees anyone in uniform he can't contain himself. No matter where we are. I pray this never fades and he always knows these men and women are here to protect, not harm. They are here to love, not hate. Thank you Small Miracles and thank you to the officers who took time out to visit these kids!"
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Maryland State Police issue 119 tickets for distracted driving
Maryland State Police troopers pulled over 129 drivers Wednesday morning as part of an initiative to combat distracted and aggressive driving on Interstate 270, First Sgt. Rebecca Bosley said. The stops resulted in 119 citations and 69 warnings issued to drivers, she said. Most were issued to people talking on their cell phones, Bosley said. The timing of the initiative followed four recent crashes involving police cars stopped on the side of I-270, and two troopers who were injured. Motorists have struck stopped police cars on Aug. 27 and 29, as well as Sept. 6 and 11, Bosley said. Two were at accident scenes, one was at a traffic stop, and one was rear-ended while in traffic. Eight troopers in separate cruisers from the Rockville barracks were assisted by two Montgomery County police cars during the initiative, which ran between 6 and 10 a.m. along the highway from I-370 to Democracy Boulevard, Bosley said. Failure to follow the state’s “Move Over” law—in which motorists are expected to slow down or, if possible, move a lane away from a traffic stop on the shoulder of a road—could lead to a $110 citation and 1 point on a driver’s license. The police were also targeting single motorists traveling in the I-270 HOV lane, in which cars must have at least two occupants. A violation can lead to a $90 fine and 1 point.