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Police officer prays with women instead of giving speeding ticket

By Mason White 9:35 AM April 18, 2016
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By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A police officer allowed his emotions to take over when he offered to pray with two women rather than writing a speeding ticket.

The police officer of Idaho, said the he pulled over the vehicle after the female driver was going 10 miles over the speed limit.

When Kootenai County Sheriff Deputy Matthew Brakeman approached the driver RaeAnn Kuykendall in Hayden, he realized that something was wrong.

Kuykendall had her mother in the passenger seat. When the officer asked where they were going, an emotional Kuykendall replied that they were heading to an oncologist as her mother was battling cancer.

The officer returned to his car to collect his thoughts and decided on his next move.

Brakeman said that he lost his own mother to cancer and he knew the feeling all too well. He then returned to the passenger side of Kuykendall’s car, but not with a ticket.

He asked the women if they would accept a prayer and they said “absolutely.”

“So we prayed, and I told them to have a good day and headed back to my car,” Brakeman said.

Kuykendall was so touched by the officer’s actions that she went to the department’s Facebook page to share the deputy’s good deed.

“I made an appointment this morning for my mother at her cancer doctor. They could fit her in, but I had to hustle to get there. Okay no problem, until I got pulled over for going 45 in a 35 mph zone.

“The officer who pulled me over, didn’t give me a ticket, but instead went over to my mother’s side of the car, got down to her level and gave her a beautiful prayer.

“Needless to say, I emotionally lost it, but thankful for him pulling me over at that moment and offering his kindness to us. I don’t know the officer’s name, but I want to thank him for his blessings and for hope,” she wrote on the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Facebook page.