Amid the stories of grief and bitterness surrounding the recent Dallas shooting, a special story of hope has quietly emerged. One man who was participating in the Black Lives Matter protest had an instant change of heart when a police officer pushed him out of harm’s way during the attack.
Lawrence Jones of TheBlaze shared the incredible story on The Glenn Beck Program Friday morning.
“I want to give our viewers something positive. Because the media would never report on this,” Jones said. “And the guy even told us this when he gave us this story.”
In an attempt to demonstrate his own frustration with the police, a protester named Lynn Mayn deliberately walked slowly to force police cars following the march to drive at an extra slow pace.
During his slow march, Mayn recorded himself on his cell phone, shouting agitating remarks at the police.
“No justice, no peace!" Mayn called out. "Question is, what are we going to do about it? Are we still going to let them kick our A’s every day? Beat us up every day?”
Suddenly, out of nowhere, gunshots rang out.
“One of the police officers pushes him out of the way," Jones said. "Skins up his knee. But he pushes him out of the way to save his life."
The police officer protected Mayn from the line of gunfire. But a bullet hit the officer's partner instead.
“His partner was one of the deceased last night,” Jones said.
It was an unforgettable experience for Mayn. Just moments before the shooting began, he was complaining about cops. But after the officer's selfless behavior, the protester’s bitter opinions toward the police quickly changed to indebtedness and gratitude.
“He saved me, man!” Mayn said. “Even though people are pissed at the police right now, man, my parents raised me up on truth. Truth is, the police officer pushed me out of the way.”
Upon hearing the story, Glenn was astonished.
“This is the story that should be told. Because this is the way I believe 99% of the police officers are,” Glenn said.
Pray for those impacted by this tragedy and the families who lost loved ones. Pray for the first responders who risk their lives every day in order to protect civilians across this nation.
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