Cop Pulls Over Teen And Discovers He Has No License, Drives Him To Job Interview

A teenage boy was driving to a job interview with no license and expired tags, but the officer just gave him a lift

Cahokia, IL – Instead of giving a teenage driver a ticket for having an expired tag and having no driver’s license, a Illinois police officer instead took the boy home safely and then drove the boy to a job interview.

Ka’Shawn Baldwin was pulled over by Cahokia Police Officer Rick Gemoules on April 17.

“It was a normal traffic stop,” Baldwin told WICS. “The plates on the car were expired, so that was the reason he pulled me over.”

That’s when he told Officer Gemoules that he knew he was not supposed to drive but thought that the job opportunity was very important, according to KRON.

Baldwin told WICS he was expecting a ticket. When he told Officer Gemoules he was going to a job interview, he then asked the officer for a ride to the interview.

That’s just what the officer did.

"It meant everything to me. It brought my spirits up; it kind of made me happy," said Baldwin, according to WICS.

Officer Gemoules said that’s part of policing.

“You're just in a community. You get to see what goes on out here, so you know you have a good understanding. And you know my background, I had a good, I can relate to him. Difficult times sometimes," Officer Gemoules said, according to KRON.

Baldwin said he now has a job.

"When he said he was going to take me to my interview, that just, took it all the way. Come on, let's go," Baldwin said.

The mayor of Cahokia, Curtis Mccall Jr., released a statement congratulating the officer.

"I am very proud of Officer Gemolus and the excellent decision-making and judgment he displayed in helping this young man,” the mayor said, according to WICS. “'Community Policing' is something we strive for in Cahokia, because it is not always about writing tickets, or sending someone to jail. It is about helping people when we can and building relationships. Job well done Officer Gemolus and congrats to the young man for getting the job!"

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OakwoodLT5
OakwoodLT5

As long as politicians throw common sense out the window for the sake of a vote, nothing will ever get better.

DarrellB
DarrellB

.... And contrary to the liberal and social media narrative, good Officers do this every day! Great job Sir.

Sargejh
Sargejh

Don’t ever underestimate how your actions will unknowingly affect others. Positively and negatively. Well done!

JBo
JBo

I've been looking for this on mainstream media...crickets.

Buzz17
Buzz17

Congratulations both to the officer & the young man! Their actions serve as a great example to their whole community & beyond!!

1Starhoosier
1Starhoosier

Now this is a Good News Story!

1Starhoosier
1Starhoosier

Now this is a Good News Story!

Ginger72
Ginger72

Congratulations young man on your new job! Thank you for your service Officer Gemoules for everything you do everyday!

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Right on!!!! Now if we could only bleed this out to the real world. Oh wait, but it’s not drama for everyone else to criticize......... just another example of how we have to look out for our own. Good job officer!!!! Hope to hear of more stories like this one on here!!!!

We9erfam
We9erfam

Well this proves here that all cops are not jerks great job officer and congrats to the young man on his job.

bronx163
bronx163

Great job brother showing the left it’s not about white or black. It’s about doing the right thing.