As Jefferson police deputy was doing her duty paying tribute to a fallen officer, unknown to her, she was receiving honor from a Good Samaritan standing behind her and she finally came face to face with him earlier this week.
It was a rainy day as Deputy Sheriff Tiffany Dial stood on the street corner for 30 minutes, in Birmingham, Alabama to salute a passing funeral procession for late police Sgt. Wytasha Carter who recently died in the line of duty.
Dial wondered why several pedestrians were taking pictures of her – and she later found out that someone working in a nearby building observed her standing in the rain, and decided to hold an umbrella over her head in the rain.
But she could not see who the man was due to the angle of her hat, but when the photo later appear on social media the man was identified as Shawn Allen, and she was finally able to meet the man and thank him for his kindness.
Dial says, “I was in my moment,” and added, “It meant a lot, in ways you can’t even put into words. It wasn’t just about keeping the rain off of me for that little bit, it meant a lot more than that.”