Jessica felt compelled to do something for the sorrowful officers, something that might bring a smile to their faces if only for a moment. So she decided to pay their tab -- all $123.
"I just wanted to do something nice. You can't put a dollar amount on making somebody happy. People look up to them [the police]. To have them shake my hand and say 'thank you' to me, that was incredible."
On the back of the officers' receipt, she wrote a special note to them. It read:
"Officers, your bill is on me today. I can't imagine the day you all have had, let alone what you go through every day. I hope your days get better. So much respect."
The officers couldn't believe what Jessica did for them. They were strangers, but her kindness really did lift their spirits, Lt. Jeff Shelton told WCMH.
"It really touched all of our hearts. We weren't expecting to be treated any different than normal, and just for somebody to come and do that, it really made our day."