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She Got Pulled Over For Expired Tags, But What The Officer Did Next Was Totally Unexpected

What Liska did next was absolutely unbelievable.

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It can’t be easy to be a police officer knowing that there will be times when doing your duty and upholding the law means catching an otherwise good person in the middle of a bad decision.

While we are all responsible for the choices we make that land us in the glow of those red and blue lights, once in a while, a tenderhearted officer comes along and not only cuts us some much-appreciated slack but changes our lives.

Last year, a young woman named Lauren Bruner was in the grip of a severe bout of depression which ultimately led to her losing her job. 

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Thankfully, Bruner was able to get some help and turn things around, including a new job, but she wasn’t totally back on her feet just yet.

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When she encountered Officer David Liska of the Clive, Iowa Police Department, Bruner was driving her car with expired tags—and worse, no insurance.

In a heartfelt Facebook post describing the incident, Bruner’s mom, Michelle, said Bruner told Officer Liska the truth:

“The officer asked her what was causing her to not get her tags and she was honest with him and explained why and also let him know that she was getting paid Friday and had planned on getting the tags.”

“She teared up and she talked about depression and a hospital stay, and we have a daughter who had depression, and it just clicked,” Liska said in a tearful interview with KCCI.

What Liska did next was absolutely unbelievable.

Not only did the self-described “softie” let Bruner off with a warning, he took down her contact information and called his wife for the go-ahead on a rather big expense: he was going to pay for her tag renewal and a whole month of insurance coverage.

“The kindness, compassion, and generosity shown by this Clive officer and his wife has touched both of our hearts more deeply than they will ever know,” Michelle said of Liska and his wife’s incredible gift to her daughter. “He had every right to give her the tickets or, at minimum, the warnings, but he went above and beyond for my daughter.”

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for seeing the kind, caring, loving young woman Lauren is and giving her a chance to get back on her feet,” she said in her Facebook post, which rightfully went viral. “This family was truly put here by GOD and GOD put him in Lauren’s path that day, I have no doubt.”

“This job has exposed me to so much hurt in other people’s lives so I’m just generally empathetic by nature,” Liska said, noting that, as an officer, he has the privilege of helping out people in some of their biggest struggles.

As for the act of kindness he and his wife committed, Liska says there’s “nothing special” about it. “We’re doing what a lot of other people are doing. We just got caught, so to speak.”

Liska and his brothers and sisters in blue already do so much for their communities. For him to do something so amazingly generous like this is sure to restore your faith in human kindness.

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Single Mom Who Lost Job During Lockdown Gives Lottery Winnings To Cop Shot In The Line Of Duty

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With nearly endless coverage of all the chaos and violence bombarding us on network news, not to mention the whole fight over mask mandates, coronavirus safety measures, and everything else happening in the world, it can be easy to think there’s no goodness left in the world. Of course, as long as Jesus Christ is on the throne we know that’s not true, but sometimes, you just need to be reminded that He’s still at work in the world around us. And He is, folks. He truly is. That’s why we need to hear stories like the following. Apparently, a single mom who lost her job during the lockdown over coronavirus, has donated lottery winnings to a police officer that was shot in the line of duty. Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner: Shetara Sims lost her job amid the coronavirus pandemic and had $7 to her name, local outlet WITN reported Tuesday. She found a $1 bill in a grocery store parking lot, bought a scratch-off ticket, and won $100. Her daughter, Rakiya Edmonson, suggested they donate the money to an officer who was shot on the job on July 2 and remains in the intensive care unit. “She won $100, and I said we should donate it to the police officer that got shot for his family to go eat and see him,” Edmonson said. Sims agreed with her daughter and said she was motivated to donate because of the empathy officers had shown her following her sister’s 2012 murder. Sims went on to discuss how detectives were really there for her and her family during that difficult season of life. “The detectives were really there for us. They were there for us more than anyone I can imagine. They did things they didn’t have to…

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Craft Beer Customers Leave Unopened Can of Pale Ale on Bar for Fallen Soldiers

The gesture did not go unnoticed.

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There really isn’t anything more American than craft beer. Before the experiment called “prohibition”, America was home to well over 2,500 breweries, with a vast majority of these businesses being family-operated and neighborhood-focused.  The banning of alcohol in the early 20th century brought this number down to around a half dozen or so companies, nearly all of whom converted their factories to produce medicine or dairy products in order to survive. Now, thanks to the resurgence of craft beer, Americans have their choice of nearly 4,000 smaller breweries to buy their swill from. And this doesn’t include brands like Coors, Miller, or Budweiser, who have all been gobbled up by giant, foreign conglomerates, making them no longer American-owned companies. In Atlanta, Georgia, the undisputed king of craft beer is Sweetwater – a brand usually focused on recreation and leisure. As visitors experience the brewery’s newly renovated taproom over Memorial Day Weekend, something special and spontaneous happened. To that, we simply say “cheers”.

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