By Kimberly Richardson, WSB-TV
HEARD COUNTY, Ga. – While a deputy with the Heard County Sheriff’s Office was on his shift Saturday evening, he wasn’t expecting to be inspired after pulling someone over.
Deputy Brandon Wiggins was on a traffic stop when he witnessed two cars pull up in front of the truck he stopped.
“I immediately start running situations through my head and praying for the best,” Wiggins said.
Wiggins said that he was nervous and started praying to God that nothing would happen.
A lot of police officers have been on edge due to recent police-related shootings.
As Wiggins got out of his patrol car he saw a man and a woman exiting their car.
“My hand close to my gun and my heart pounding, all while still watching the driver of the truck,” Wiggins said.
The man told Wiggins the driver of the truck was his son.
Wiggins relaxed just a little and told him the reason for the stop.
The man then told Wiggins about his father being in the hospital and having a stroke.
Before he left, he grabbed Wiggin’s hand and asked “to pray for me.”
“My heart sank, and as he prayed for me and my brothers in blue my eyes filled with tears, I was at a loss for words, this man with all he had going on stopped to pray for me,” Wiggins said.
Wiggins told Channel 2 Action News that as he walked away he was in total shock.
“Thank you sir for taking time out of your day to pray for us. God bless you and your family,” Wiggins said.