This Police Officer’s humane response to a terrified teenager he pulled over is going viral
The USA was torn recently by several incidents of police shootings and attacks on policemen that resulted in several victims on both sides. The taut relationship and tension between African Americans and the police isn’t new but sometimes hope to end the ill feeling comes in the guise of cops like Tim McMillan.
When this Police officer pulled a black teenager over for texting on his cell while driving, the boy was terrified and overcome with fear. But what McMillan did after that was truly commendable.
1 The boy was to terrified to speak
Tim McMillan from New Hampshire was on his rounds when he caught the black teen texting behind the wheel of his car. He pulled the car over but was not prepared for the reaction of the boy who was so terrified he seemed paralyzed. His hands instantly went up.
The boy asked ‘what do you want me to do officer?’ McMillan described that his voice was shaking and he seemed really scared. “I just looked at him for a moment, because what I was seeing made me sad. I said, “I just don’t want you to get hurt.”
2 McMillan was touched
When the boy asked McMillan if he should get out of the car, McMillan declined. He told the boy ‘No, I don’t want you to text and drive’. McMillan was profoundly touched at the scene of the terrified Boy. It may have angered him to think why the situation had gone so out of hand that there was such a reaction just at the sight of a cop.
Take a look at McMillan’s Facebook post to see what he went on to tell the boy.
3 Commendable actions worthy of praise
McMillan has shown that he is what a police officer is all about. When the officer pulled a black teenager over, it wasn’t to intimidate him but warn him about endangering his own life. Not only did he do his job, he did it with a humane touch.
McMillan’s post went viral and was shared more than 100,000 times. His actions were commendable to the point of attracting a lot of praise and heartwarming comments as you can see below.