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Friday, 26 April 2019

A police officer drove a man to his job interview after pulling him over for expired tags and license

A man in desperate need of a job and with no other forms of transportation was pulled over on the way to an interview. Fortunately, he got pulled over by a police officer willing to make sure he got where he was going, according to Fox News.

The man, Ka'Shawn Baldwin, was on his way to an interview with FedEx when he got pulled over by Cahokia Police Officer Roger Gemoules, who had noticed the vehicle had expired plates.

Once Baldwin pulled over, he told Gemoules that he didn't have a valid driver's license either, but that he was forced to drive anyway to try to get the job.

However, instead of writing him a ticket and causing Baldwin to miss his interview, Gemoules decided to give Baldwin a safe and legal ride to help him out.

Gemoules' generosity paid off. Baldwin got the job, which he needed in order to earn money to get his license back and update his vehicle tags. He already has another job at McDonalds, which he takes the bus to.

"It meant everything to me. It brought my spirits up; it kind of made me happy," Baldwin told Fox Illinois. "I was shocked that he actually gave me a ride to the interview. Normally, cops are like [asking] where I'm from, they don't really do stuff like that."


Francella Jackson, assistant to Mayor Curtis McCall Jr., publicized the good deed on Facebook.

"On behalf of Mayor Curtis McCall Jr., I would like to thank Officer Gemoules for showing compassion and being a great example of how community oriented policing actually works," Jackson wrote.

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