Thank you

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  1. RLB

    RLB

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    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.
     
  2. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    Thanks for recognizing that some of us are human after all. Seriously, it is nice to hear. We don't get it too often.
     

  3. rookie1

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    A genuine thanks goes a long ways.
     
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    now only if they were real cops instead of traffic guys..........................







    I kid I kid!
     
  5. matt86

    matt86 Oink Oink

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    Thanks for the kind words... They are few and far between :)
     
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    You are quite welcome sir.
     
  7. Kadetklapp

    Kadetklapp Methberry PD

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    Very nice, thank you.

    My radio is alive this morning with slide-offs, crashes, stuck vehicles and the like. Everyone is busy lending a hand.
     
  8. volsbear

    volsbear IWannaBeSedated Lifetime Member

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    This thread will cause an uproar and mutiny in GNG.
     
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    Now Now! Not everyone can where the "Big Brown Hat"! We wear brown hats.hahaha And no AAA with a gun jokes guys!
     
  10. FiremanMike

    FiremanMike Way too busy

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    Seriously though, he's a trooper, probably too stupid to realize that traffic was blowing by him.

    HAHAHAH just kidding <3 thanks for the appreciation.
     
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    Mike firefighters do what? Run into a burning building? hahaha:rofl:
     
  12. FiremanMike

    FiremanMike Way too busy

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    Oh it's worse than that, on my off days, I solo patrol section 8 thug homes.. for free..

    :faint:
     
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    I'll lend you my "Big Brown Hat" next time for patrol. You'll get some respect then! hahaha
     
  14. RF7126

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    That is always nice to hear. Have you tried writing a letter to the post/barracks/etc. in that area? In our department even if the author of a thank you didn't know the exact officer, we post it on an office wall. It's nice to swing by and read them sometimes, especially after a bad situation.
     
  15. TheGreatGonzo

    TheGreatGonzo Clown Hunter

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    I love to bust Troopers' chops! However, when I was a copper in MD, there was no greater security blanket than knowing that, should the worst happen, and you go down in the line of duty...Trooper One would come get you wherever you were, no matter how bad the conditions. Those guys rocked!
    Gonzo
     
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    There is something wrong with this story....



    You said a trooper left the post in bad weather???

    hahaha
     
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    Like accidents on the interstate, you pull up on scene. 3 minutes later a trooper pulls up. They are more than happy to take it. Got to love them.
     
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    I would encourage you to send a letter to the local barracks. I've gotten about 4 or 5 commendations in my career and it makes you realize what you are trying to do out there is worth it.
     
  19. RLB

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    I had not thought of this, but I will do this. Thank you for the suggestion.
     
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    Here in my area, we are the only ones dumb enough to still be out in bad weather sometimes. :rofl: Everyone local is at dispatch, were its not ... crappy. Bastages, :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: