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An act of kindness was captured in Birmingham, Alabama recently, when a stranger held an umbrella over an officer during the funeral procession for a fallen officer. Someone took a photo of Jefferson County Deputy Sheriff Tiffany Dial standing in the rain saluting as police Sergeant Wytasha Carter’s procession passed through the city while a man shielded her from the rain with his umbrella.
After the photo caught the attention of people online, local news station posted a call on Facebook to find the mystery man and it turns out, his name is Shawn Allen, who is the deputy district attorney of the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office. He says he was working that day and went outside to pay his respects as the procession passed, that’s when he saw Deputy Dial and lent a hand. He says he had an umbrella and she didn’t and that it “was just a nice thing to do.”
But to Deputy Dial, it means more. She says he didn’t say a word to her and she didn’t even know he was there because her hat cut off her peripheral vision, but Allen’s kind gesture really got to her. Deputy Dial Said quote “It wasn’t just about keeping the rain off me, it meant a lot more than that.”