Southern Illinois officer helps man get to job interview after pulling him over

Courtesy: Francella Jackson (Facebook)
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CAHOKIA, Ill. (WIFR) -- A southern Illinois police officer's random act of kindness help one man get a job.

Roger Gemoules is a resource officer for Cahokia High School. According to a Facebook post, Gemoules was patrolling the streets Wednesday when he pulled over a driver with expired license plates.

The driver also did not have a valid driver's license, but told the officer he drove illegally because he had a job interview with no other way of getting where he needed to go.

Rather than giving the man a ticket, Gemoules drove him to the site of his interview. According to the Facebook post, the man got the job.

“I would like to thank Officer Gemoules for showing compassion and being a great example of how community oriented policing actually works,” said Francella Jackson, an assistant to Cahokia mayor Curtis McCall Jr., on the Facebook post.

The original Facebook post embedded below had more than 14,000 likes and 5,000 shares as of Thursday afternoon.

The interviewee, Ka'Shawn, reunited with Gemoules on Thursday.