Missouri man Matthew Manley had just picked up his niece from hospital during the summer of 2015 when he spotted the flashing lights of a police car behind him. He pulled his van over, naturally expecting the lawman to hand him a ticket. However, his worries went into overdrive when he saw the officer open the trunk of his cop car and reach inside.
Matthew Manley lives in the small city of Hermann, MO, with his wife Dana. The couple enjoy a close relationship with their niece Sydney, who sadly suffers from cancer. So it was not unusual when, on August 28, 2015, Manley traveled to nearby St. Louis to collect the sick child, who was five years old at the time, after one of her then daily chemotherapy sessions.
So after picking Sydney up from the hospital, Manley strapped the poorly girl into his van. The pair of them then set off on the near 80-mile journey back to their hometown. However, on his way back to Hermann, Manley’s stomach no doubt sank when he saw the flashing lights of the law behind his vehicle.