A drunken policeman threatened to shoot Pat and her friend Carmen (MEN) Gonzales, for staring at him in the Camp Murphy Market, a market where vendors were scared of him.
Pat and Men went to see Col. Karingol, Chief of I.C. Police, who ordered that the policeman be disarmed and arrested and suspended, to be tried by a Board of Officers.
I accompanied Pat and Men to the trial. The policeman pleaded to us, saying that he had ten children. I got his promise to stop drinking.
The Board of Officers trying him was headed by Col. Cavadato Palma, my friend.
I asked that he be given into my custody for one month and reschedule his trial. My request was granted.
For one month I required the policeman to report to me every day at 6:00 in the morning sober. Every time he reported, I had coffee and bread with him at home. He kept his promise.
On his scheduled date of trial, I appeared before the Board with Pat and Carmen and the policeman, who was rehabilitated by the power of God through prayers.
He was accused of being drunk while on duty and for threatening with his gun innocent civilians in the marketplace.
I moved that his case be dropped, assuring the Board that he no longer drank and that his victims, Pat and Carmen, who were there to witness against him, had forgiven the policeman, who had ten children.
The Board dropped his case and he was able to get his pay while under suspension. He was very grateful and used to give us vegetables when his wife became a market vendor. Praise the Lord! JBS