Officer Goes Beyond His Duty For Woman Who Walks 12 Miles To Work Every Day

Commuting daily can be a tedious task for most of us.

Sgt. Scott Bass from the Nash County Sheriff’s Office commutes a lot and certainly understands the pains of it, thankfully he has a nice cruiser to drive around the streets.

Bass spotted a woman with a challenging commute, he had seen her many times as he drove by the Stone Gate Mobile Home Community.

He stopped by and decided to talk to her, and this was a life turning discussion.

Sgt. Bass said that at the intersection one day, he saw a young female walking by, and the weather was very cold, that day.

He says her name was Jaylesya Corbett and “I could see by her dress that she worked for Bojangles,” at the Bojangles in Nashville which was more than six miles away.

Corbett would spend two hours walking to work and two hours to return every day. Bass did his best to help her, picking her up when it was rainy or cold.

But he was truly bothered by the distance she commuted daily and was impressed with her perseverance.

So he decided to do something to help her. He says “It just kinda really weighed on me and bothered me, and every day that I gave her a ride I just, for some reason just talked to my wife about her.”

So he met and spoke with the management of a local Walmart and they decided that they had the very thing needed to help Corbett.

The big-box store donated a shiny new Schwinn Fairhaven Women’s Cruiser Bike to the lady, so that she would not need to walk any more. Bass says that initially when he wanted to meet Corbett, she thought he was going to reprimand her for something.

“I was shocked,” she said. “I didn’t think it was real.”

Thankfully Corbett intervened and because of his efforts a hardworking woman will find her life is easier now.

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