A police officer’s kindness helped a young man get to an important job interview even though he was breaking the law.
Instead of getting a ticket for illegal driving, Ka’Shawn Baldwin was offered a ride by the officer.
Officer Roger Gemoules pulled over the 22 year old young man from Cahokia, Illinois for driving a car with expired license plates, and also for not having a valid driver’s license.
He then explained to the officer that he had borrowed his friend’s car and only chose to do so because he had no other modes of transportation to get to his job interview.
Officer Gemoules said, “He was very respectful when I pulled him over and you could just tell – I could feel that he really was wanting to get to this job interview.”
After hearing his story, Gemoules decided to give him a ride. Baldwin was only a few minutes late for his interview but ended up getting the job and is very grateful for Officer Gemoules who helped him by showing kindness.
Officer Gemoules’ photo was posted on Facebook by Francella Jackson, who is assistant to Cahokia Mayor Curtis McCall Jr.
Cahokia police officer Roger Gemoules pulled a vehicle over yesterday that had expired plates. The occupant of the car…
She thanked him for his kindness and added, “On behalf of [the mayor], I would like to thank Officer Gemoules for showing compassion and being a great example of how community-oriented policing actually works.”
What a compassionate story of kindness and doing well for the community. Baldwin has been forever won over by Officer Gemoules and his act of compassion.