“I’ve Got Your Back” says man to Police Officer
In light of the recent violence against police officers, it is nice to see a story which doesn’t include the spilling of blood, the loss of loved ones and the destruction of families. In Lake County, Florida, on July 10th, 2016, Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy, David Causey stopped at a local gas station to fuel his Sheriff’s patrol car. It was then that he noticed an elderly man standing at the back of his vehicle acting suspicious.
The man scanned the surroundings until the officer had finished filling his tank full of gas. He then turned to Causey and said, “Thank you, Sir, for what you do. I have your back.” The officer was in a state of surprised shock. Causey wrote on his Facebook page, “I just kind of just stood there in shock, that an elderly man was willing to possibly put himself in danger to help me, a complete stranger.”
The man has since been identified as Casey DeLoach, a 73-year old Army veteran. He told the officer that he had been ‘standing watch’ for law enforcement since 2015, when Texas deputy Darren Gotforth was shot and killed at a gas station.
Police were under siege in Dallas, Texas last week as a lone gunman shoot several officers and wounded others. The assailant was a former army soldier who had been drastically changed, according to his family, from his time in the army. During the standoff before he was killed, he told police that he was upset and outraged by the many killings of civilians by police.
Baton Rouge has seen its share of violence since the death of an African American man, Alton Sterling, by police was caught on cell phone video and shared internationally. July 17th saw a former marine take arms against the police officers in Baton Rouge which led to the deaths of three officers.
In light of the violence against law enforcement. Casey DeLoach on guard at the local gas station is a welcome sight for Floridian police.
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