Cop Pulls Man Over For A Broken Headlight - Encounter Takes An Unexpected Turn

Police get a lot of bad press, which is really unfair. There may be a handful of 'bad apples' out there, but for the most part, police are people everyone can count on. Many go out every day, going well above and beyond the call of duty to help the public.

One officer in Kentucky proved just how good police officers can be. Lee Riley Freeman was driving his car with one headlight out. He knew it was out, but he had to get somewhere and took the risk. He ended up getting pulled over.

Officer Adrian McKinney approached Mr. Freeman and asked him if he knew his headlight was out. Freeman truthfully explained that he did know. He even had gotten a brand-new bulb, which he had in the car. He just couldn't figure out how to fix it yet.

Officer McKinney was well within his rights and duties to issue a ticket to Freeman. The man could have ended up paying a fine for risking the ride when he knew his vehicle wasn't up to legal standards. But that didn't happen.

Instead, Officer McKinney asked Freeman for the bulb. He then asked the stunned driver to pop the hood open.

By the light of a flashlight, McKinney spent the next 20 minutes struggling with the stubborn dead light bulb that didn't want to come out of its socket. The officer burned his fingers by accident, but it didn't deter him from completing his good deed. When he got the light out, he replaced it with the new bulb and sent Freeman on his way. The man was spared not only the price of a ticket, but the cost of going to a mechanic for the simple fix.

“It was hot, muggy and dark,” Freeman wrote in his account on the Facebook page 'Love What Matters'. He shared photos he snapped of McKinney changing the bulb.

“He also ended up with burned fingers trying to help me out. He didn't have to change it for me. He could have written me a ticket. But he took an oath to protect and serve, and he did just that tonight. Thank you Officer McKinney!"

Source: Fox News
Photo: Facebook/Lee Riley Freeman

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