The story line, which sounds ominously familiar, starts off like this: A uniformed police officer in Texas is pumping gas when someone approaches from behind.
But what came next for Houston police officer Tommi Jones-Kelley might provide a ray of hope at a time when police across the nation are anxiously peering back over their shoulders.
According to Mad World News, Jones-Kelley was refueling her patrol car Friday when became aware of someone standing behind her. When she turned around she saw that it was a teenager, whose name she would later learn was McKinley Zoellner. He asked her if he could stand watch while she pumped gas, prompting Jones-Kelley to become more apprehensive. “Why?” she asked.
She wasn’t prepared for Zoellner’s answer: “To make sure you stay safe!”
After she had finished pumping, Jones-Kelley followed Zoellner back to the car in which he had riding, and asked the woman driver if she was Zoellner’s mother. She responded that she was. Jones-Kelley told the mother that she had an amazing son.
Soon after, she posted this to her Facebook page: