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'He’s a blessing;' Photos of Va. officer helping driver go viral

Chy-Niece Thacker said it started Friday morning when she got pulled over by Officer Jenkins, because her brake lights were out, but instead of giving her a ticket he stepped into a mechanic role and went 'above and beyond' to help her out (Photo courtesy of Chy-Niece Thacker)

HENRICO Co., Va. (WSET) -- A Facebook post, thanking a Henrico County Police officer for going "above and beyond" for a driver has now gone viral.

Chy-Niece Thacker said it started Friday morning when she got pulled over by Officer Jenkins, because her brake lights were out.

"As he walked to the car and I was pulling out my stuff, he quickly said, 'Don't worry about pulling anything out. I just want you to know that your brake lights are out,'" Thacker's Facebook post read.

Thacker said she told the officer she was upset because her brakes had just been replaced and she was worried about another expensive text to check the vehicle's wiring.

"He looked at me like ?? and told me to pop the trunk. He checked the lights in the trunk and tapped them, but they didn't come on. So he told me to pop the hood to check the relay box then asked me to get out to check the other one," she wrote.

Thacker told WTVR in Richmond Officer Jenkins cared more about her safety than giving her a ticket.

Thacker said Officer Jenkins went "above and beyond" what she expected and could have easily given her a ticket, but instead stepped into a mechanic role to make sure she was safe. She ended her post with #HesABlessing.

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