Soldier returns 6 months early, surprises officer dad in the courtroom

Judge Joy Jones and Johnson County Courthouse staff members helped a soldier to surprise a detention officer.

Lt. James Ferrell was completely surprised when he turned around to see his daughter, Army Specialist Kayla Ferrell walking into the courtroom. For the last 4 months Spc. Ferrell has been stationed in Afghanistan and Lt. Farrell wasn’t expecting her home for another 6 months.

Sharing this reunion with his daughter was a magical moment that touched everyone in the courtroom.