South Carolina deputy saves the day for bride-to-be dealing with car troubles

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(Ina McConnell/IM Photo Studio/Greenville County Sheriff's Office)

GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) -- When car troubles threatened recently to throw a giant wrench in a South Carolina bride’s wedding plans, she didn’t have to wait on a mechanic or a tow truck to get her to the chapel. Instead, she got there in style with a special escort from a Greenville County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

In a now viral Facebook post, the Greenville sheriff’s office on Tuesday shared the story of Kelly Bushey Walker, after she sent a thank-you note sharing her gratitude to the sheriff’s office and Deputy Taylor East for helping make her special day a little more memorable.

Walker and her bridesmaids were on the way to her wedding June 3, when their limousine broke down. That’s when Walker says she felt some things she never expected to on her wedding day: worry and fear.

Walker says Deputy East soon took care of that. Read the full story below.

"It is hard to put into words the feelings you have on your wedding day. You feel joy, appreciation, nervousness and unconditional love for everyone around you. The one feeling I never thought I would experience on my wedding day was worry.
But, after ten minutes of my bridal party being in a hot and steamy limo with sweat beading down our faces, I began to worry. My worry then turned into fear when our limo broke down on the side of the road 30 minutes away from the chapel.
Luckily, my bridal party took action and flagged down one of our guest buses and a local Greenville Sheriff. Fearing that I would have to get on the bus with several of our wedding guests and possibly be late to the ceremony, Deputy East came to my rescue.
His service to me, my new husband, and my family that day will always be something that I will hold dear in my heart. Not only did he get me to the church on time, but he made my first ride in a sheriff's car very enjoyable! He put my wedding jitters at ease and made my sister and I laugh on several occasions.
By the time we arrived to the chapel I had to giggle at the thought of how my escort may look to my guests. Not many brides can say they arrived to their wedding in a sheriff's car, but I feel honored that the Greenville Sheriff''s Department took time out of their day to make sure my wedding could go on as planned and on time. I will forever be thankful for your service!"