A Houston police officer was pumping gas in her patrol car in the pouring rain when suddenly someone walked up directly behind her. The female officer was taken aback when the stranger asked her the last thing that she expected to hear.
Across the country, law enforcement officials have been on guard as the Black Lives Matter supporters and black supremacy groups have called for the murders of police officers and white people. While the country waits to see what action will be taken against these terroristic groups, our police officers are wondering if they will be the next victim.
When a Houston police officer, Tommi Jones-Kelley, was pumping gas in her patrol car in the pouring rain, someone walked up directly behind her. Kelley turned around and noticed that a teenage boy named McKinley Zoellner was standing behind her. The startled Jones-Kelley was taken aback when Zoellner asked her if he could stand watch while she fueled up.
Jones-Kelley’s initial reaction was “why?” To which the teen simply responded, “To make sure you stay safe!”
After Jones-Kelley finished pumping her gas, Zoellner casually walked back to the passenger side of the car he was riding in. Jones-Kelley followed him back to the car and asked the woman who was driving if she was Zoellner’s mother, to which she responded she was.
Jones-Kelley told the mother that she had an amazing son for standing watch while she pumped gas into her car. Zoellner’s mother replied that her son just wanted to make sure no one hurt Jones-Kelley and that he had her “6.”
Jones-Kelley quickly made a post on her personal Facebook page to express her gratitude for this young man’s selfless act.
“Yes, I’m the one with the gun on my hip while he stood there empty-handed, but he for sure had my ‘6’ while my back was turned. With all the terror going on nationwide, this reassured me there are still some pretty awesome individuals out there!”
This kind gesture that Zoellner demonstrated to officer Jones-Kelley comes at the perfect time in the wake of so many senseless police tragedies. Zoellner demonstrates all that is right with humanity and how we all can learn from this simple act of kindness and selflessness.
These are the very attributes that have made our country great and seem to have been lost along the way in the name of progressivism. I would like to shake the hand of this amazing teenager and thank his mother for raising such a commendable person.