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Family, friends say photo of deputy praying with students shows positive side of law enforcement

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Shawn Davis prays with students (Courtesy: Ashley Rhodes Davis) Shawn Davis prays with students (Courtesy: Ashley Rhodes Davis)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A photo of an Anderson County deputy praying with high school athletes at an Upstate high school is warming hearts on social media.

FOX Carolina received several requests to share a photo of Deputy Shawn Davis leading a prayer with kids before a recent track meet at Westside High School.

Davis works as a School Resource Officer

“Last year Shawn was recognized for saving a child’s life last year when the child was choking on food,” Mick Torres said. “He’s also an Afghanistan combat veteran and volunteer firefighter.”

“He deserves to be noticed,” Justin Davis said in a message. “Cops are always getting a bad name this shows not all cops are bad.”

Ashley Rhodes Davis also shared the photo on FOX Carolina News’ Facebook wall.

She included the following message:

"A post worth a thousand words. The public and media only want to point out the bad in cops nowadays so let's make this go far. This is my brother with some of his students at school. PRAYING and sharing God with these precious students. Doing God's work while doing his job at the same. Cops need more recognition for what they do on a daily basis. They protect us on a daily basis. This man right here has been to war missed the birth of his first child, lost 3 of his best friends in that war, has some long lasting scars from that and yet he STILL chooses to do this. The sacrifices he chooses to make on a daily basis is amazing to me. He has a beautiful wife and 2 kids waiting for him to return home everyday. Let's share this post to share the good light of all cops and Shawn. Proud to say that we have 3 cops in our family. So proud of you Shawn Davis. God is doing big things through you and you have touched these kids lives."

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