Cop drives bride and groom to their wedding after their car was disabled in crash – then signs marriage certificate as a witness
- Cop responded to car crash in Suffolk County, Long Island on Saturday morning
- Feliece Terwilliger and Joseph DeMichele were on their way to get married
- Officer Cody Matthews drove them and their two children to the ceremony
- The grateful couple asked Matthews to be an official witness to the wedding
A police officer has gone the extra mile by driving a bride and groom to their wedding after their car was disabled in a crash – and then stuck around as an official witness to the ceremony.
Feliece Terwilliger, 36, and Joseph DeMichele, 36, were driving to their wedding in the Long Island village of Lake Grove on Saturday when they collided with another vehicle on Montauk Highway.
The couple’s two children, five-year-old Gianna and 10-year-old Jayden, were also in the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Fortunately no one was injured, but the Jeep was disabled in the crash.
Suffolk County Police Officer Cody Matthews responded to the crash and quickly realized the couple’s plight.
Officer Cody Matthews rescued stranded bride and groom Feliece Terwilliger and Joseph DeMichele, as well as their children, five-year-old Gianna and 10-year-old Jayden
Matthews offered the couple and their children a ride to their ceremony at Lake Grove’s Town Hall, where he became their ‘best officer’.
There, the couple showed their appreciation by inviting Matthews to be an official witness to their marriage and to sign their marriage certificate.
‘The Suffolk County Police Department commends Officer Matthews on a job well done,’ the department said in a statement.
‘We also wish to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Feliece & Joseph, as well as Gianna and Jayden.’
Matthews drove the couple to their wedding ceremony at the Lake Grove Town Hall, where he stayed as an official witness to the ceremony. Mayor Robert Scottaline is seen far left.