On December 10, 2015 Gina Penny-Headen Posted to her Facebook an account of being pulled over in St. Clair County, Il. by a Sheriff’s deputy for speeding. What she experienced was an act of compassion she never expected.
Directly from her facebook page:
Last week I was pulled over for going 65 in a 55. The officer took my license and registration. While I sat and waited I was reminiscing about my dad like always lately. The officer returned to my car and said its your lucky day, we were born on the same day and year, slow down and have a good day. I smiled and said thank you. He walked away and I broke down and started crying. Thinking he was back in his car. He surprised me and tapped on my window asking if I was ok. I told him I was sad, I just lost my dad. He said take a minute and breath. He talked to me a minute then helped me back into traffic. Today I received this beautiful card in the mail.
Thank you Deputy Dan Hill #227 of St. Clair County Sheriffs Department
Deputy Dan Hill showed great compassion for her and it is something that she will probably always remember. All it takes is a minute of time to reach out to someone else and help them with a kind word or message to help someone else.