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CCPD officer provides helping hand to stranded woman

Posted at 8:41 PM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 00:12:06-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Driving along a busy intersection can come with worry and dangers.

And when your vehicle breaks down, that can result in even more panic.

This scenario was reality for one local woman as her car broke down at the intersection of Weber and Saratoga, located on the south side of Corpus Christi.

“And I’m going 'What am I going to do now?'" wondered Kathy Camacho.

Her mind was racing as soon as her car broke down at the busy intersection. Her car gears were stuck to a point where she could not take her keys out of the ignition, resulting in her sitting in her car as others drove by.

“I was afraid of everything,” she said.

Luckily, two men stopped and tried their best to push her car out of traffic. And shortly afterwards, CCPD senior officer Ralph Torres arrived at the scene.

Images surfaced on social media showing Torres guiding Camacho across the intersection to where her husband who was on the other side.

“I don’t want her out there, in traffic, and the road," Torres said. "So when she stepped out, she wasn’t able to walk on her own. So because of that, I had to hold her hand,."

Torres, a 20-year veteran of the force, says he was just doing his job, adding that any officer who was there would’ve done the same act.

“And he walked me across the street, he was so polite he went way and above his job description to me,” Camacho said.

Torres said he was pleased with the actions of the two gentlemen who came to help Camacho before he arrived at the location.

“A lot of stuff that we do doesn’t go seen and it’s just an everyday thing for us,” said Torres.