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Police Officer Credits God's Voice for Saving His Life

08-06-2015

A Saint Louis police office credits God's voice for saving his life.

According News Channel 5, the officer, who asked to remain anonymous, said after a long day of working the city's Central West End, he removed his bullet proof vest.

He said he noticed three people walking toward him and felt the need to put the vest back on.

"There was nothing particular about them but the hairs on my neck stood up," he recalled, according to Charisma News. "And at that point there was a voice that told me grab my vest. I know it was God."

The officer put the vest back on and the decision saved his life.

According to police, the 39-year-old sergeant was sitting in his personal car, in full uniform, when he noticed three suspects walking down the street.

A short time later, a silver vehicle carrying four suspects pulled up directly in front of his vehicle. A man wearing a black bandana exited the passenger side and opened fire on him, striking him in the chest.

The officer returned fire as the shooter fled on foot and the vehicle drove away.

After being shot, the officer said he prayed for "the peace of mind to stay alive" for his young son and his wife.

"And my prayers were answered," he said.

The officer was shot at least 14 times.

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