Veteran Cop Helps Runner Over Finish Line
I've made no secret of the fact that I back the blue. The men and women of law enforcement face an almost impossible task, but every day they pin on the badge and go out to serve and protect. Lately, as you are well aware, cops have come under a withering attack from several quarters, and lack support from some of our nation's "leaders," thus making their jobs even harder. They still get up each day and do their jobs...and more.
Kudos go out to Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Sergeant John Cain, for helping an exhausted and injured runner over the finish line of the annual Rock-n-Roll Marathon.
From Fox News:
A Georgia police officer helped a bloodied marathon runner who took a nasty fall 200 yards before the finish line.
A photo of the men crossing the finish line was posted on Facebook by the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department, where it's been shared nearly 2,000 times in the last few days.
After the spill, which cut up Robert McCoy's face and legs, officers and paramedics rushed to his aid.
Sgt. John Cain, a 27-year veteran with the department, said he could feel in his heart that McCoy needed to finish the race.
"There was a purpose for him doing so and he wanted to accomplish the goal."
So he did, with Cain at his side and a paramedic following on bicycle.
"I am just glad I was in a position to help him do that," Cain said. "He is an inspiration to me, he is the hero in this story."
Cain also said that the photo "speaks volumes for all law enforcement officers who are out there daily doing exactly what I just did, and they're never recognized."