Deputies put wedding photoshoot on hold to help man struck by car

OCALA, Fla, — It is often said that people who chose a career in law enforcement are making a commitment to the community they serve.

One Ocala couple took that a step further when they took time out of celebrating their wedding to help a citizen in need.

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According to a Facebook post by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, detention deputies Chis and Taylor Rafferty were posing for some wedding pictures in downtown Ocala last December when a man was hit by a passing car nearby.

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Posted by Marion County Sheriff's Office on Monday, March 29, 2021

That’s when the couple, along with their entire wedding party, who were also law enforcement officers, jumped into action to help the injured man.

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While her fellow deputies assisted fire rescue, the recently married Taylor directed traffic in her wedding dress.

In the post, the sheriff’s office praised the couple and their wedding party for their actions.

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“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 sheriff’s office said. “Thank you for dedicated service to our community in every way you know how!”

The post goes on to say that once it was determined that everyone involved was taken care of the Rafferty’s continued on with the wedding celebration.

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