Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things a person will go through.
For Mark Ross, the pain was made sharper when his 15-year-old sister Eliza Fletcher died in Detroit on Sunday and he was almost 300 miles away, in Indiana.
Ross asked his friend to drive him to Detroit, where the funeral was taking place, when they were stopped by a highway patrol officer in Ohio.
Both had misdemeanour warrants, and his friend was arrested for a suspended licence.
However when Sgt David Robison learned where Ross was going and why he was rushing, he didn’t make an arrest.
At three am I got a phone call stating that my sister had been killed in a car accident due to some young dumb punk! I haven't slept and instantly got on the road.
I explained to the officer that my sister had died and that I needed to get to my mother ASAP. I broke down crying and he saw the sincerity in my cry. He REACHES OVER AND BEGAN PRAYING OVER ME AND MY FAMILY. He offered to bring me 100 miles further to Detroit because they towed the vehicle.
The officer drove him one hundred miles towards Detroit, to a coffee shop where Ross's cousin met him to drive the remaining way.
Ross told Fox2:
At the end of the ride when he dropped me off at the location, he reached over grabbed me by my shoulder and [asked] 'Mark can I pray for you.' I said go ahead. And it was one of the most heartfelt prayers.
The family opened a GoFundMe campaign to help with the burial, and exceeded their target within hours of the page going live.