Acts of Kindness
1 year after being arrested officer asks the woman he arrested for her hands in prayer
She couldn't believe it when the officer approached her.
Ma Fatima Garcia
05.06.22

“We all make them, the difference is what we do after we make the mistake, how we see the mistake – a learning experience or a failure.” Catherine Pulsifer

We all make bad choices in life. When we are given a situation, sometimes, we let our emotions get the better of us and we make bad choices.

Unfortunately, once you have done some wrong decisions in your life, may it be dropping out of college or giving in to addiction, it would be so hard to get your life back.

Who doesn’t want to change for the better? Aren’t we all entitled to a second chance?

Misti Doyle knew this situation all too well, but she was one of the lucky ones who was able to fix her life, and now she’s doing her best to create an impact on other people.

It was August 2020, Sgt. Darrin Truan, a Hutchinson cop, saw Doyle, a woman he arrested a year ago. He went to her, and the kind police officer asked her if it was okay to go to the side where they could share a prayer.

Doyle was surprised, but she smiled and said yes. She was grateful to Sgt. Truan’s approach, so she shared her experience on Facebook.

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“He was one of the officers that arrested me on September 15th of 2019,” Doyle stated in her post.

According to her, it was a really hot day when she was arrested, but she was surprised when Sgt. Truan asked her if she would rather be in the AC car with him. He was also very kind to allow Doyle to step outside the police car to breathe a little.

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He was also caring enough to give her plenty of water, and he didn’t mistreat her. He spoke to her with kindness and respect.

Sgt. Truan made sure that he did his job of arresting Doyle, but that didn’t mean she wasn’t deserving of respect and compassion.

“I remember being very down upon myself for my addiction and for how I screwed my life up. His response to me was people make mistakes, we’re only human it’s not the mistakes that we make it’s what we choose to do after those mistakes that really count.”

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Those words from Sgt. Truan stuck with Doyle. It made her re-think her life and her choices. He was right. She still had a chance, and she took that and turned her life around.

She was able to feel the sincere concern of this officer for her.

Now, Doyle is doing better, and looking back, she wants everyone who’s suffering from addiction to see that it’s not the end of the world. You can change your life. There are people out there that will help.

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“Addiction is an ugly thing that not only affects the addict but also the family of the addict, the community, officers and their families, and but most of all it affects all of our children.”

Today, she wants to make a difference. She wants everyone to know how God had used people like Sgt. Truan to make her see that there’s still a chance.

Just a few days ago, Doyle shared something that also went viral. The post aimed to remind everyone not to judge someone just because they chose a difficult path in their lives.

Instead of judging, help them. You can view this touching story here.

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By Ma Fatima Garcia
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Ma Fatima Garcia is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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