Maxine Morgan's mind was elsewhere as a she drove down a highway in Louisiana, and she didn't notice how fast she was going.
According to KSLA News 12, when Bossier Parish Deputy Jackie Loveless pulled her over, Morgan admitted that she "wasn't really paying attention" to her speed.
"Where are you going in such a hurry?" Loveless questioned her.
Morgan replied that she and her husband were headed to a memorial service in Shreveport for her daughter who had just died. That's when Loveless did the last thing she expected.
"Ma'am, do you mind if I pray with you?" Loveless asked.
The couple immediately agreed.
"In the middle of prayer, she grabbed my hand and held my hand real tight. And tears started coming from her, tears of greatness and tears of appreciation," Loveless, who pastors a church he started, later related. "When the spirit of the Lord comes up to me to pray, I'm obedient to him and pray with that person."
"I think he was our miracle that day," Morgan, who was not ticketed, said later. "We needed something that day and he gave it to us."
Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington didn't seem surprised by his deputy's actions: "Jackie understands we deal with a lot of people, but in a lot of times in the most stressful, critical event they've ever had to deal with in their lives. He exemplifies, first off, a man, a Christian man."
Ironically, he added: "Unfortunately, (Loveless' actions) wouldn't make headlines. 99 percent of what we do is positive and people need to know that."
Well, sheriff, thankfully some people are paying attention.