Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Another police "incident" you didn't hear about

Robert McCoy ran the 26-mile Rock 'n Roll Marathon in Savannah, Georgia, this year, in honor of his dad who passed away last spring. He was determined to complete the run, but when he was within 200 yards of the finish line and could see it, he fell down, scraping his face, knees and shoulder. Sgt. John Cain of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department saw him tumble, and rushed to help. Bloody and stunned after his fall, and after running for hours, McCoy told Cain he had to finish the race.

                                                                        Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department
So Sgt. Cain helped him up off the ground, took his arm, and kept McCoy standing for the last 200 yards of the marathon as they passed cheering spectators. McCoy thanked Sgt. Cain by giving the officer his finisher's medal. "He deserved it more than I did," McCoy said, "because if it weren't for him, I wouldn't have finished the race for my dad."

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