'It’s going to get better': Kan. deputy issues warning to speeding driver, then gives him a hug

After a driver explained upsetting circumstances, he asked for a hug; the deputy was happy to give him one and offered some encouragement

By Joanna Putman

JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. — “Sometimes all you need is a hug.”

That’s the message the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook to accompany body camera footage of a traffic stop that led to a heartwarming moment.

Deputy Bussell stopped a speeding motorist on Aug. 5. After Bussell gave the driver a warning about speeding, the driver explained to him that he was going through some personal challenges. Then, the driver asked through tears if he could have a hug.

Deputy Bussell gave him one without hesitation, and offered some encouragement: “I promise you, it’s going to get better.”

The sheriff’s office said in the Facebook post that all of its deputies and workers are committed to serving with compassion.

“The men and women of the #JCSO come in contact with people every day who are going through their own battles. We strive to be compassionate while serving our community. This is our pledge to you,” the post reads.

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