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Man pulled over for speeding to teen sister's funeral gets 100-mile ride from Ohio police officer
When Mark Ross found out his teenage sister, 15-year-old Eliza Fletcher, had been killed in car crash, he wanted to be with his mother as soon as possible.
But without a vehicle, Ross needed a ride from where he was in Indiana back to Detroit. After convincing a friend to drive, they took off just after 3 a.m. Sunday. According to a Facebook post Ross wrote, they were speeding through Ohio when red and blue lights flashed behind them.
“I knew I was going to jail due to a petty warrant,” Ross wrote.
According to Inside Edition, Ross was in the passenger seat of the car when Trooper J. Davis pulled them over, and the driver had a suspended license and an outstanding warrant as well. The driver was taken into custody, the car was towed, and Ross was stranded in Ohio.
Then, Ohio State Highway Patrol Sergeant David Robison arrived. Ross writes:
I explained to the officer that my sister had died and that I needed to get to my mother asap. I broke down crying and he saw the sincerity in my cry. He REACHES OVER AND BEGAN PRAYING OVER ME AND MY FAMILY. 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
The trooper then drove Ross the 100 miles to be with his grieving family.
“It was just so overwhelming,” Ross told Inside Edition. “They were trying to help us.”
Trooper Robison even plans to attend the funeral.
A GoFundMe supporting the family can be found here.