Bride and groom pause wedding photos to help man hit by car
Fox News Flash top headlines for March 30
Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com.
A bride and groom are being praised for their "dedicated service" after they paused their wedding photos to help a man who had been hit by a car.
Detention Deputy Taylor Rafferty and her husband Deputy Chris Rafferty are law enforcement officers with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) in Florida. On Monday, the sheriff’s office praised the couple and their wedding party -- who are also law enforcement officers -- for helping the man during the Raffertys’ December wedding in Ocala, Florida.
GROOM COMPLAINS THAT HE CAN’T HAVE STAR WARS WEDDING, BRIDE SAYS IT WOULD BE AN EMBARRASSMENT
"When you choose a career in law enforcement, you choose to never truly be off duty because anything can happen at any moment," the MCSO wrote, in part, on Facebook. "Unfortunately, danger and tragedy don’t take breaks, so even on your days off a law enforcement officer’s duty is to protect and serve."
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
Though the couple "expected a typical wedding day," the Raffertys ended up fulfilling their duty during their wedding.
"While taking photo of the bride, groom, and the wedding party, a man was struck by a car on the square in Downtown Ocala," the MCSO wrote. "The entire wedding party -- fully dressed in wedding attire -- responded and rendered aid to the man who had been injured."
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER
According to the Facebook post, one of the bridesmaids held the man’s head while the bride, Taylor Rafferty, directed traffic.
The newlyweds and many of their bridal party who helped a man who was hit by a car in December are law enforcement officers with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. (iStock)
"Fortunately, the man was not severely injured and after he was transported by medics, the events of the wedding proceeded!" the MCSO wrote.
NORTH CAROLINA WOMAN WINS LOTTERY ON 20TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
"Our greatest admiration goes out to the Raffertys and every member of their wedding party, who without a second thought took action to assist everyone involved in this incident," the MCSO added. "Thank you for dedicated service to our community in every way you know how!"