Officer's Close Look At Man's Broken Down Truck Has Him Calling Mom For "Backup"
Kristin Danley 5/9/2018
It's frightening when your vehicle breaks down and you need help immediately. You're taught in driver's education as a new, young driver how to change a tire, but if you don't have the muscles or a spare, you're in trouble.
When Treyshawn Coleman was zipping around Biloxi, Mississippi, in his Chevy S-10 pickup, his tire literally came off of his vehicle while driving. He came to a complete stop and couldn't move.
Treyshawn couldn't believe what had happened. What's worse is that the young man didn't have a spare and he was blocking traffic along busy Highway 90, so he called family member Sharon Berry for help.
She told him she was on her way and to sit tight, but in the meantime, an ambulance came across Treyshawn's predicament. So the first responders parked behind his stalled vehicle with the lights flashing to help block traffic and keep him and the other motorists safe.
The ambulance and workers stayed there until Biloxi officers arrived. Biloxi Police Officer Victor Tacordhick was the first to respond to Treyshawn's call.
He pulled up behind the inoperable S-10 and offered to lend a hand. Officer Tacordhick found out that Treyshawn didn't have a spare tire.
So, the officer called his own mom and asked her to travel to them with his own personal spare tire to give to Treyshawn. What an incredible gesture!
Sharon Berry gave a shout out on Facebook to the Biloxi Police Department and Officer Tacordhick for his kindness and assistance. She called him and other first responders as "an angel from God."
"If I had a million tongues would not be an ought for Victor. Nice, nice, nice. Thank you Biloxi PD."
Another family member, Shirley Chambers, chimed in with Sharon's praise of Officer Tacordhick and the ambulance personnel. She was incredibly grateful for what they did and prayed for their ongoing safety.
"This man had God all over him. In this man's line of work, I ask God to protect and watch over him each and every day. We didn't get the EMS attendants' names, but they were awesome, also. They stayed right there until Victor got there. People, I tell you to think about how nice these people were. You don't have to go around saying I am a Christian -- let your work speak for itself, and it did in Biloxi yesterday."
Sharon's post has gotten quite a bit of traction since she shared their story. Dozens upon dozens of people have commented and it has been shared numerous times.
Officer Tacordhick didn't just respond to a call for help from a scared young man per his duty, but he did so with a kind and compassionate heart. To offer up his own spare tire and have his mom bring it to them is truly heartwarming.