- A touching story of a young woman who turned a life around has a very special back-story
- The credits a police officer who arrested her on multiple occasions for changing her life
- She wanted to thank him in person and took the opportunity to invite him to her graduation
A former drug addict invited the police officer who arrested her to her graduation to thank her for helping to turn her life around.
Tiffany Hall has been sober for nine years after being heavily addicted to crack and has even graduated from college.
Briefly.co.za learned that Tiffany reunited with Long Beach Lt Jim Foster who she says encouraged her to get help and go to college according to the dailymail.co.uk.
'Everyone has a story that led them to that point,' he said. 'The greatest story of my career is connecting with people from the streets from time to time who have turned their lives around.'
She handed Foster a sealed white envelope with an invitation to her graduation.
Foster had arrested Hall multiple times and often chastised her for wasting her life on the streets.
'He'd say, "Tiffany, you can do better than this. Tiffany, why don't you go to school? Tiffany, why don't you stop?"' Hall remembered. 'I really appreciate the encouragement he gave me.'
Hall recalled how she would often sit in Foster's car and try and talk her way out of going to jail. Foster, in turn, would laugh and book her in.
In 2009 Hall entered a rehab program and in the end, only spent a few months in prison. When she got out she went to cosmetology school and became a hairdresser, but she wanted more from life.
She hopes to now become a social worker to give back to the community.
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