So when he saw Officer Salvador Chapa he asked if he could pray for him. The officer agreed and the two men held hands, bowed their heads as Amey lead them in prayer. Amey’s friend who had no idea he was going over to pray with the officer snapped a photo of the two men praying. The photo has gone viral on social media.
“I arrested him several years ago on a gun charge,” Chapa said. “And due to that, he ended up doing some time.”
Amey told the news station that he hopes the power of prayer can help change the negative image that people have of young black men and cops.
“They’re used to seeing cops getting killed by young black men or young black men getting killed by cops,” Amey told KHOU. “They’re not used to seeing an ex-con and a cop praying with each other.”
Amey told the officer, “I love you,” at the end of his prayer.
“I love you, too, brother,” Chapa said. “Thank you very much for praying for us.”