ENID, Okla. – A woman was able to thank the officer she credits for saving her life after battling a drug addiction.
The Enid Police Department says Cortney Bennett approached Officer Dyer after he completed a traffic stop and said she was looking for Officer Bonnett to say thank you.
Bennett told Officer Dyer that a few years ago, she was in a bad place in her life and was addicted to heroin.
She said Officer Bonnett had responded to an incident she was involved in and spent an extended amount of time with her, and showed compassion for what she was going through.
So, Officer Dyer called Officer Bennett, who was working that day, and was able to reunite him with Bennett.
Cortney said she gives Officer Bonnett credit for saving her life. She has been drug-free since that day.
“I woke up one morning sicker than a dog from my addiction at the time, hoping I would just die because I just couldn’t handle life anymore and didn’t want to feel the way I felt anymore. I went outside in the front yard and fell on my knees and I finally surrendered and cried out to God to please just take me! Or save me!
And then 2 months later is when officer Bonnett and I met, he is part of the beginning of my recovery journey, I am blessed that he responded and showed up. I’m not ok with a lot of the things I have done in my life but if I didn’t go through them I wouldn’t be the person who I have become today. God truly changed me, and it can happen to anyone, Bonnett was a tool of God that day like he told me.”