Per reports, the ‘unusual moment’ between a officer and a man he arrested 8 years earlier was caught on camera and is going viral on social media. Senior Patrolman Chapa stated that he had been at a barbecue cook off when a man walked over to him without warning and ‘did the unthinkable’. The cop also said that he had arrested the man eight years ago on a gun charge. The man was convicted and sentenced to prison for the crime.
While in prison, he reportedly sought help from God and the Bible to change his life. Following his release, he went to college and kept on studying the Bible. The man, Amey, approached the officer and reportedly said “thank you.” The man then asked to pray with the officer. Chapa stated that he’d seen Amey around town a couple of times, but that the recent violent attacks against officers was what prompted Amey to reconnect with him.
Chapa stated that Amey led him away from the crowd, and together they prayed for officers’ safety. Another man at the barbecue snapped a photo of the moment between the two men and posted it online. His caption read in part: “We should be seeing more of this in America. There shouldn’t be race involved and this is living proof that color doesn’t matter. This is a prime example. All lives matter ONE NATION UNDER GOD! prayers to your brother and I pray for you. Continue of your path brother thank you for saying a prayer for my brother.”
The post was shared over 12,000 times on Facebook. Chapa expressed his gratitude for Amey’s actions and people’s reaction to the photograph. “After seeing the picture getting posted and all, I was overwhelmed but at the same time I was happy it happened. I hope whoever views it looks at police in a different aspect. We’re here to help everybody,” he said.