Moment when Kentucky cop puts away his gun and HUGS a woman, 41, after a car chase when it turns out she was fleeing domestic violence

 The touching moment a Kentucky cop put away his gun and hugged a woman who had led officers on a high-speed car chase across two counties was captured on bodycam footage on Wednesday.

Officers say that Latrece Curry, 41, was in 'sheer terror' when she eventually stopped and was surrounded by armed cops.

She was fleeing from a domestic incident with her husband when she was decided to drive off when tracked down by a deputy from Hodgenville Police Department.


Curry was shaken after the dispute, according to the department, and had left the house before cops arrived. 


Officers say that Latrece Curry, 41, was in 'sheer terror' when she was eventually stopped following a car chase over two counties. She had been fleeing from a domestic incident

Officers say that Latrece Curry, 41, was in 'sheer terror' when she was eventually stopped following a car chase over two counties. She had been fleeing from a domestic incident

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Chief James Richardson said that she began a chase with multiple police vehicles just as an ice storm was hitting.

Officers eventually used a rolling roadblock, which forced Curry into a parking lot where they quickly approached her vehicle with their guns drawn and called for her to get out of the vehicle, according to the bodycam footage.

Richardson is seen moving slowly toward the car, yet his attitude changes as he opens the door and sees the trembling Curry sitting inside.


'I got to the driver's side door and told her to unlock the door, she had her hands up, she was shaking like a leaf. I mean the poor girl, when I opened the door it was like a look of sheer terror. She was scared to death,' Richardson told The New York Post

'The look on her face was of sheer terror,' Richardson added in a Facebook post from the department.

'She was shaking, and it was obvious she was scared. I talked to her to calm her down and then she hugged me.

'That has never happened to me after a pursuit,' he added of his 23-year career.

'Compassion is a good thing to have, especially in policing. With everything going on in the world today, everybody makes mistakes,' he said, adding that it was a 'great example of keeping your emotions in check at the end of a pursuit'.

Bodycame footage shows the end of the chase as Curry stops in a parking lot

Bodycame footage shows the end of the chase as Curry stops in a parking lot

Armed officers are seen surrounding the car and telling her to get out of the vehicle

Armed officers are seen surrounding the car and telling her to get out of the vehicle

Chief Richardson keeps his gun drawn as he opens the car door

Chief Richardson keeps his gun drawn as he opens the car door

In the bodycam footage, Richardson puts his gun away and is seen stooping down toward the woman as he tries to calm her down.

'Calm down, you're okay,' he is heard saying while Curry cries and tries to explain herself.

'Of course, we had guns, guns pointed at her, so I just tried to calm her down. She was shaking so bad she couldn't get her seatbelt off, so I helped her get her seat belt off,' Richardson told the Post.

'I didn't perceive her as a threat, she didn't have any weapons. I took control of her hands, she started crying. She reached out and hugged me and I just kind of hugged her back.'

Chief Richardson quickly put his gun away and the woman hugged him as she cried

Chief Richardson quickly put his gun away and the woman hugged him as she cried

The department said Curry (pictured in the car) was taken into custody 'without incident' and has been charged with fleeing police, endangerment, and traffic violations

The department said Curry (pictured in the car) was taken into custody 'without incident' and has been charged with fleeing police, endangerment, and traffic violations

The department said Curry was taken into custody 'without incident'. 

'Units did a good job using a rolling roadblock tactic to bring this chase to an end before someone got hurt,' it added in a statement.

She was charged with fleeing police, endangerment, and traffic violations.

'Her statement to me was she was just in the zone, she didn't know what she was doing, and she was extremely sorry,' said Richardson.

'She had no criminal record to speak of, had never been in trouble that I know of. She just made a really bad choice.'

Moment when Kentucky cop puts away his gun and HUGS a woman, 41, after a car chase when it turns out she was fleeing domestic violence Moment when Kentucky cop puts away his gun and HUGS a woman, 41, after a car chase when it turns out she was fleeing domestic violence Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 09:00 Rating: 5

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