Young man’s prayer for officer goes viral
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December 2019Justine Tucker and her husband Cameron, a sheriff’s deputy in Volusia County, Florida, were eating dinner at Zaxby’s in DeLand on September 21 when college student Juan O’Neal came to their table and asked permission to pray for the uniformed deputy’s safety.

Justine snapped a picture of the young man as he placed his hand on the officer’s shoulder and began to pray. She posted the photo on her personal Facebook page, and within days, it had been “liked” almost 50,000 times.

O’Neal, a football player from nearby Stetson University and an active member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, made an unforgettable impression on the Tuckers.

“Tonight was a night I will never forget,” wrote Justine on the Facebook post. “[O’Neal] was on FIRE for God, and you could feel His presence in the room.”, 9/25/19;, 9/26/19