Cop spots couple speeding and pulls them over. Then he realizes they’re about to do ‘the hardest thing’ as parents Cop spots couple speeding and pulls them over. Then he realizes they’re about to do ‘the hardest thing’ as parents
While driving to their daughter’s own funeral one solemn day, this grieving Louisiana couple was pulled over by a police officer for speeding. Upon... Cop spots couple speeding and pulls them over. Then he realizes they’re about to do ‘the hardest thing’ as parents

While driving to their daughter’s own funeral one solemn day, this grieving Louisiana couple was pulled over by a police officer for speeding. Upon learning where they were going, he forwent them on the speeding ticket, and offered a prayer instead, which moved the woman to tears!

Some of life’s trials are almost too difficult to bear. It was a sad day in September 2015 when Maxine Morgan was driving with her husband, Jimmy.

The couple were driving through Bossier Parish to their late daughter’s memorial service in Shreveport and, overwhelmed with grief, Maxine couldn’t focus while she was driving.

“So I really wasn’t paying attention to my speed going down the road,” Morgan told KSLA. “I was paying attention to my driving. But my mind wasn’t there.”

That’s when Deputy Jackie Loveless caught her speeding, stopped them, and pulled up behind them.

“I was parked at Taylor’s Grocery looking for speeders heading west,” recalled the Bossier Parish deputy. “When they came by, they were speeding.”

Like any typical standard traffic stop, Loveless walked up to the driver’s-side window and greeted them: “good afternoon, how are you?” then asked, “Ma’am, did you realize you were speeding?”

After learning that the couple was heading to the funeral of her daughter, who had passed away days earlier, Loveless offered Maxine not a speeding ticket, but a prayer.

“I asked her, ‘Ma’am, do you mind if I pray with you?’” Loveless recounted.

Loveless took Maxine’s hand and offered his hand to her husband, who was sitting on the passenger’s side.

While Loveless was saying the prayer, the grieving mother began crying in gratitude.

“In the middle of prayer, she grabbed my hand and held my hand real tight. And tears started coming from her, tears of greatness and tears of appreciation,” said Loveless.

“It’s hard, very hard,” said Maxine, while holding back her tears. “It’s the hardest thing in the world to have to give up one of your kids.”

Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office shared this heartfelt story on a Facebook post.

“Deputy Jackie Loveless is man who loves God … and people,” it posted. “Jackie is not one to look for the spotlight, but he surely earned this honor!”

Maxine and her husband were moved by Loveless’s kind gesture, as he took time to pray with them. They will perhaps always remember that angel who offered them comfort on the day they had to bury their daughter.

“It just touched me so much,” Maxine said. “I think he was our miracle that day.”

“We needed something that day and he gave it to us,” she added.

Others shared their appreciation online as well: “We need more officers like Deputy Loveless!” wrote one Facebook user.

Photo credit: Video Screenshot | Wmcactionnews5.

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  • Nicol

    2017-09-08 #1 Author

    We need more cops like this man

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  • Vivian

    2017-09-09 #2 Author

    It’s the smallest things, that can mean so much ❤️

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  • Nae Folarin

    2017-09-09 #3 Author

    I loved this. Most officers aren’t like this

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  • Mary Jaine

    2017-09-09 #4 Author

    Hardest thing for parents 😭

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  • Becky McKeithan

    2017-09-09 #5 Author

    It’s amazing to see such humanity. The most important thing you can ever do for someone is to stop what you are doing and come together in prayer. Bless you officer.

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  • Pearl derpo

    2017-09-09 #6 Author

    Amazing cop ❤️❤️

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  • Nadine Craige

    2017-09-09 #7 Author

    In my country some traffic enforcers abused they work and even being mischievous to a car drivers just to get a money from them, how I wish every cop has that way of thinking. I salute you.

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