Sheriff Robert Chody, of Williamson County, Texas, decided to go into law enforcement after a Lake County deputy helped his family.
A Lake County deputy changed a little boy’s life when he arrested the man who was abusing the child’s mother. It was 1985.
Fast forward 34 years and that little boy, Robert Chody, is now a Sheriff in Williamson County, Texas. He says Paul Peterson, the Lake County deputy from his childhood, inspired him to get into law enforcement.
"I felt this calmness, peace, load lifted off my shoulders that I'll never forget to this day,” Robert Chody told Fox 35 Orlando.
Fox 35 Orlando reported that Sheriff Chody got in touch with Peterson with the help of the Lake County’s Sheriff’s Office and social media. Peterson was overwhelmed.
"It had been 34 years, and I had no idea I had that kind of an impact on someone's life," he said.
Peterson was also inspired to serve through law enforcement by an officer.
The two men plan to meet again in May.
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