This morning I saw the side of a local state trooper that few see. As I was traveling on highway 10 in St. Cloud, MN I hit black ice and spun around a few times and ended up backed into a huge snow bank. I had a county worker stop and verify I was ok and questioned the need for a wrecker which I already had on the way. He informed me that a trooper would be along. Sure enough within 5 minutes the trooper arrived. He approached my vehicle at a faster than normal pace to verify I was not injured. When he jumped out of his cruiser there was traffic blowing by but that did not appear to phase him. He was concerned for my safety. We talked and he made sure I was not injured as it was a hard side impact. He was also concerned due to the road conditions and the fact I was in a dangerous location. I appreciated that concern. It appeared, so to me it was and is genuine. He offered to call a wrecker if I needed one. He did not have to do what he did. Once he saw I was uninjured he could have easily blasted away. Unfortunately, I was not able to thank this trooper as he had to head to a crash where he was needed. To all of you that risk your health and well being to help people, I thank you. Thank you all for all of your and your family's sacrifices, for placing yourself willingly in harms way and for taking the oath you took.