Officer goes above call of duty: MHP trooper helps stranded young woman on interstate

Published 9:27 am Thursday, July 23, 2015

When Chynna Davis of Wesson was stranded on the interstate because of a blown-out tire, she immediately called her mom in a panic.

“She was telling me ‘How are you going to find me?’” Sue Davis, Chynna’s mother, said. “All she knew was that she was somewhere between Summit and Bogue Chitto.”

Sue was about an hour away and knew she had to do something to make sure her daughter stayed safe. Although she knew it was a little unorthodox, she called 911 and asked for an officer to stay with her daughter to keep her safe.

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When Sue got there, she found Mississippi Highway Patrol Officer Makenzie Woods with her daughter, and though he kept her safe, he did much more than that.

Once Sue got there, Woods helped change the tire. Unfortunately the spare had low air pressure, so Woods followed the Davises to a gas station in Brookhaven to help air up the tire.

“While it may be something small, to me as a mother it was something big,” she said.

Sue said if the officer hadn’t been so helpful they likely would have had to get a tow truck.

“There was no way me or her could even have gotten the lugs off there,” she said.

Sue said she is very thankful to know there are such caring officers that go above the call of duty.

“There is so much negativity right now that I think it’s important people hear of an officer going beyond the call of duty,” she said.