Police help family make it to citizenship ceremony

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – After nine years Svetlana Yatsky’s application for citizenship had been approved. She was on her way to Chattanooga’s federal building Thursday morning to swear an oath of allegiance when the family’s minivan broke down on the interstate at about 1 a.m.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports (http://bit.ly/OhviAm) the family called 911. Police could not jump start the vehicle, so Sgt. Brian Moseley put them in his patrol car. He drove them first to the federal building, so they would know where it was, and then to their hotel.

Yatsky, who is from Russia, made it to the ceremony. She said afterward that the actions of the police proved to her that her family is in the right country.

She said, “They were like angels, they treated us so well.”