A Lake County sheriff’s deputy was filling up his car at a gas station when he noticed an elderly man just standing behind his car, scanning the area intently. This was just a few days after the Dallas massacre, so naturally Officer David Causey was a little more than concerned.
In a Facebook post, he wrote, “I noticed this gentleman show up out of nowhere, standing behind my patrol car scanning the area (apparently better than I had been).”
When Officer Causey had finished filling his car, he approached the old man. The man explained that he had been standing there to watch the officer’s back while he was busy filling his car. The elderly man thanked Causey for what he does and told him, “I have your back.”
Causey didn’t get the man’s name but did manage to take a picture of him. The man was identified as Casey DeLoach , a 73-year-old Army veteran. Apparently DeLoach has been watching over officers at gas stations since a Texas deputy was killed in one in 2015.
Conservative Tribune reports:
In the wake of the killings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, police officers around the nation have been feeling on edge and couldn’t be blamed for wondering if the American people even support them anymore.
The answer to that couldn’t be clearer, as thousands of Americans have stepped up to show police around the country that they support them in these difficult times.
WFTV reported that one man in Florida showed this in an incredible way to a sheriff’s deputy at a gas station.