Getting to their school formal last Thursday proved tricky for good friends Josh and Isobel – yet are grateful to their knight in shining armor.
The couple was due to arrive at Faith College in Isobel’s dad’s Standard 10 car – a British made vehicle gifted from a great aunty.
Josh’s aunty Kelly Illingworth explained while the vehicle had been running all week “when they went to leave it wouldn’t start”.
Isobel’s mum, Jodhi Willis, started prepping the horse float and washing horses and plaiting their tails as a back up but then realised the Year 12 graduates would be too late.
Josh’s mum Lisa, along with others, put the call out for anyone who was around to come to the couple’s aid with a car fit for a formal drop off.
That’s when officer senior constable Darren Williams, assisted by acting sergeant Kym Hansen, came to their rescue with a police vehicle allowing Josh and Isobel to arrive to their destination with minutes to spare.
“The crowd cheered and applauded the officer for his fantastic community spirit and service to the two youths,” Mrs Illingworth said.
As a result, Mrs Illingwoth’s daughter Emily was so impressed with the response she wrote to SA Police congratulating the officer.