There are a lot of good, caring, helpful law enforcement officers out there and one particular Ohio State Trooper and a sheriff’s deputy recently reminded us of that. They decided that a family could use a bit of help more than a traffic citation during a car stop in Geauga County. The story goes like this:
The two officers conducted a traffic stop on Route 422. During that stop, the trooper noticed that a baby in the back seat wasn’t strapped into a restraint seat properly. Further, the trooper noticed that the seat was broken. While the trooper had every right under the law to charge the driver with a violation, she chose to do something else: pool a bit of money and buy the family a new car seat.
Together with the sheriff’s deputy, the trooper purchased a new car seat for the infant passenger. The family was then permitted to drive away with a new, safe car seat installed and without any ticket. They did receive a warning for the traffic infraction, but will not have to deal with coming up with the money to pay a citation.
The deputy involved in the stop said, “I thought the family at this time of year could use some help, so I thought we would try and go that route and help them out.” His chief said, “Here’s a perfect example of something good one of our guys can do and it was an awesome job.”
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