Rutherford County Deputy buys tires for stranded single mom

Posted at 3:34 PM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 19:56:06-04

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — Erica Senecal's Friday quickly took a sharp turn after noticing she had another flat tire. The single mom was already driving with a donut.

Noticing the flat, Rutherford County Deputy Christopher Finley sprang into action, trying his best to budge that left back tire. He got mechanic Brandon Wayman of Bud's Tire Pros to tow her car to the auto shop in order to get it fixed.

The officer not only replaced one of the tires, but replaced all four. The gesture brought the single mother to tears.

Senecal didn't want to go on camera but tells us before she parted ways with the deputy he handed her a business card with twi bible verses and a note. The note said "Something inside me told me to stop and help you."

Rutherford County Sheriff's Office sent us this statement: “Deputy Finley has a giving heart and responds to people in need. We thank him for helping Erica Senecal and thank Bud’s Tire for helping getting Erica rolling again.”