Video: Man prays for deputy during traffic stop

- It was a first for Heard County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Wiggins. During a traffic stop, a man pulled up to the deputy to pray for him. The deputy admitted, he still is still choked up by the encounter.

Deputy Wiggins did not know what to think when the man approached him while he was on a traffic stop. In dash cam video shared with FOX 5 Atlanta, Wiggins is on guard until he realized why the man was there.

“I got nervous, but there was nothing I could do at that point in time. I got out of my car, put my hand on my gun, just in case everything went wrong,” Deputy Wiggins told News Radio 106.7’s Christy Hutchings.

Turns out, the man is actually the father of the driver who Deputy Wiggins pulled over for running a stop sign.

“God Bless you. I appreciate all you do for us," the man told Deputy Wiggins in the video when he said he was just going to issue a warning to his son.

“You got just a second? Would you like to have a word of prayer?” the man asked Wiggins in the dash cam video.

“Thank you. I’m at a loss for words, God Bless you and your family,” Wiggins told the man in the video.

“When he started praying, man, I don't know what happened. It caught me, I guess. Good Lord was there is all I can say,” Wiggins told News Radio 106.7’s Christy Hutchings.

Deputy Wiggins said he shared the dash cam video to show people still care about police.

“It’s a point in time in the world where everything’s not going good and anytime anyone does something like that, and you’re not expecting, it's going to catch you off guard. And make you emotional, I don’t care who you are,” Wiggins told News Radio 106.7’s Christy Hutchings.

Deputy Wiggins said he never met the man before and said he will never forget him.

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