After speaking with a Vietnam veteran, a tearful-eyed police officer becomes emotional.

The video starts with Officer Darrell Ross pulling up to a traffic stop to assist Officer Snyder. “Isn’t there going to be any drugs in the car?” Ross inquires of the driver. He denies it, but officers discover meth and drug paraphernalia in his passenger’s jacket (an older gentleman).

The man claims it isn’t his jacket and implies that the drugs are from the driver’s sister, not him. Because the officers do not believe him, Ross inquires of the driver as to what is going on.

The man, whose name is Doug, is a former Marine and Vietnam veteran, according to the driver. Officer Ross decides to pull Doug aside for a private conversation after hearing this.

Doug describes his pain, bone cancer, and stage four lung cancer. Ross makes a decision to let Doug go rather than arrest him, but he still wants to talk to him.

“I can’t tell you how badly I want you to quit doing drugs, man.” He tells the man he doesn’t need meth because he still has history and stories to tell the world. Doug explains that he needs pain relief, and Officer Ross, to his surprise, suggests that he try medical marijuana.

Officer Snyder offers Doug a ride after some more chit-chat. Officer Ross, now alone with the cameraman, explains why he became a cop while fighting back tears. His brother was also a veteran who had a drug problem after leaving the service. Ross was inspired to become an officer after witnessing his brother’s behavior.

It’s very common these days to see videos of officers doing a poor job of public outreach and service. This video, on the other hand, has given us hope: there are still officers like Darrell Ross who truly live up to the motto “to protect and serve.”

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After speaking with a Vietnam veteran, a tearful-eyed police officer becomes emotional.
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