A police officer riding a motorcycle escorting the President of the United States crashed, causing the man to suffer a broken ankle and possible concussion.
In a move the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) described as ‘compassionate leadership,’ President Trump refused to embark on his flight back to Washington, DC until he could confirm the injured officer was being tended to.
Trump delayed take off in Air Force One until staff members were able to confirm that Officer Robert Turner was in relatively good condition.
The President even spoke with Turner in a phone conversation.
Remarkably, as you can see from the following image, a member of the media took a picture of Officer Turner lying on the side of the road rather than helping him!
Get well soon officer Robert Turner. 👍🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/yofXwa1c0B
— Mark Truth (@InfoTruth699) September 29, 2017
A social media post from the IMPD thanked the President for his actions in delaying his own flight.
“On behalf of the IMPD, we would like to take an opportunity to thank President Donald J. Trump for his thoughtful act in delaying his departure in Air Force One until he was assured that the officer injured in the motorcade accident was ok,” their Facebook page reads.
“Calls were made by his staff to Chief Bryan Roach checking on Cycle Officer Turner,” the post explains. “President Trump even took the time to speak with Officer Turner after the accident, to check on him.”
They concluded, “Thank you for your compassion, concern, and leadership Mr. President!”
— IMPD (@IMPDnews) September 28, 2017
It’s nice to see compassion shown for police officers while NFL players are currently openly denigrating their service and accusing them of being racists.
Last March, leading up to the dog days of the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Trump met with representatives from the Fraternal Order of Police.
“As I traveled the country during my campaign, I had the great privilege to spend time with our amazing police officers who risk their lives every day to keep us safe,” he said.
“And I made a crucial pledge …” he added. “I will always have your back — 100 percent.”
Whether it’s lighting the White House blue to honor fallen law enforcement, or simply having compassion for an injured motorcade officer, the President has proven time and again that he has their back.
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