Cop drives couple to their wedding after their car was damaged in crash.
A police officer has gone the extra mile by driving a bride and groom to their wedding after their car was damaged in a crash – and then stuck around as an official witness to the ceremony.
Feliece Terwilliger, 36, and Joseph DeMichele, 36, were driving to their wedding in the Long Island village of Lake Grove on Saturday when they collided with another vehicle on Montauk Highway.
The couple’s two children, five-year-old Gianna and 10-year-old Jayden, were also in the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Fortunately no one was injured, but the Jeep was disabled in the crash.
Suffolk County Police Officer Cody Matthews responded to the crash and quickly realized the couple’s plight.
Matthews offered the couple and their children a ride to their ceremony at Lake Grove’s Town Hall, where he became their ‘best officer’.
There, the couple showed their appreciation by inviting Matthews to be an official witness to their marriage and to sign their marriage certificate.
‘In all I would not change my day and the rest of my life for nothing,’ DeMichele wrote in a Facebook post. ‘Thanks again Suffolk county for the help they gave.’
‘The Suffolk County Police Department commends Officer Matthews on a job well done,’ the department said in a statement.
‘We also wish to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Feliece & Joseph, as well as Gianna and Jayden.’