Ohio cop pulls over grieving man for speeding, drives him 100 miles

After initially pulling Mark Ross over for speeding, an officer offered to drive him 100 miles to meet up with his family


By PoliceOne Staff

TROY, Ohio — After receiving a phone call that his sister had died, Mark Ross was speeding down an Ohio highway to meet his family in Detroit when he was pulled over by Sgt. David Robison. 

“I knew I was going to Jail due to a petty warrant,” Ross’s Facebook post read. “The police called Wayne county and they refused to come get me because of the distance. I explained to the officer that my sister had died and that I needed to get to my mother asap.”

Ross wrote that Sgt. Robison saw the sincerity in his plea and began to pray for him and his family. Because they towed his vehicle due to his outstanding warrant, Sgt. Robison offered to drive Ross 100 miles to Detroit to meet with his family. 

“Everybody knows how much I dislike cops, but I am truly grateful for this guy,” Ross wrote. “He gave me hope.” 

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