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Posted: 07/03/12 06:26pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MAU MAU wrote:

I would highly recommend you send a similar letter to the State Police directly.

Even if you do not know who the Officer was, they will find out and forward it to him and his supervisor.

It is amazing what a few kind words can do for ones self worth.


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I hate to say it, but it might be a good idea for many of us to send letters complimenting the troopers action. Why? Because changing tires on a trailer is likely not in his job description. His supervisor might be upset that he was helping change a tire rather than cruising to catch speeders. I sure hope that is not the case, but one never knows these days. With enough positive publicity, the supervisor would need to complimen the trooper also.


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A few years ago when my RV was totaled by an 18-wheeler in Arkansas the State Trooper who responded went out of his way to take care of me. I asked him for the name and address of his Supervisor and I did send a letter to his Captain. She responded thanking me for the letter and went on to tell me that the Trooper's actions were very typical for him and he would be recognized for his service. Can't say much for some of the "professional" truck drivers in Arkansas, but the State Troopers are among the best.

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Alfred622 wrote:

I hate to say it, but it might be a good idea for many of us to send letters complimenting the troopers action. Why? Because changing tires on a trailer is likely not in his job description. His supervisor might be upset that he was helping change a tire rather than cruising to catch speeders. I sure hope that is not the case, but one never knows these days. With enough positive publicity, the supervisor would need to complimen the trooper also.

No, send the letters of compliment. It will not cause the Trooper any problems. It's nice when the Commissioner, Superintendent or whatever the title of the person in charge of the Indiana State Police may be, gets a complimentary letter for one of the Troopers in the Department.
It gets passed down the chain and all the supervisors know the quality of the Trooper.
There is much more to the job than handing out speeding tickets, trust me.

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Cool story. Way to go Indiana State Trooper. Maybe he is originally from Elkhart?


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RVman3252 wrote:

MAU MAU wrote:

I would highly recommend you send a similar letter to the State Police directly.

Even if you do not know who the Officer was, they will find out and forward it to him and his supervisor.

It is amazing what a few kind words can do for ones self worth.


I already did send it to the Indiana State Police. I didn't have his name, but did get the car number, location and time it happened.

This Trooper certainly didn't have to do this, but he wins the "Best Trooper / Person" AWARD of the Year... in my books!

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Way to go John! Way to go trooper!


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If you can find an email address that we could use to add fuel to the fire (so to speak), I'd bet a huge number of the followers of this thread would add there two cents to the credit of this kind act.


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I also tell a story much like that not far from Indiana, (I think it was Ohio) the trooper was of great assistance....

I wrote a thank you to his boss.

I can tell you.. They like getting thank you letters.


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Here is a link to the contact us page for the In State Police.....Thank a Trooper


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Alfred622 wrote:

I hate to say it, but it might be a good idea for many of us to send letters complimenting the troopers action. Why? Because changing tires on a trailer is likely not in his job description. His supervisor might be upset that he was helping change a tire rather than cruising to catch speeders. I sure hope that is not the case, but one never knows these days. With enough positive publicity, the supervisor would need to complimen the trooper also.


I hope you are wrong... because the last thing I want to do is get this Trooper into some kind of trouble with his boss or department!


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