A driver says she is very pleased after being pulled over by police. She even showed her appreciation for the experience after getting a ticket, according to her personally handwritten written note.
WHGP reports Tana Baumler was attending a wedding in Idaho Falls. Like most people on vacation she got a little behind schedule and tried to get to Yellowstone National Park with her husband and two daughters.
Police say Baumler drove almost 95mph in a 75 mph zone on Interstate 15. She was stopped by Trooper Mike Nielson.
During the traffic stop, Baumler says she was so moved by the trooper’s kindness and professionalism she just had to share her regards with the police department. Last week, the ISP released a thank you note from Tana.
“He was giving the kids stickers, and little sheriff badges — he was just really nice to them,” Baumler told WHGP. “I thought that it was kind of nice just because then the four year old wasn’t scared.”
The trooper says he likes to treat people how his family would like to be treated, but that didn’t stop him from giving Bauler a $150 ticket. The grandmother says she was speeding deserved the citation.
“(I) usually just talk to the kids,” Nielson said. “Kids are always really inquisitive when the guy with the big hat walks up to their car on the side of the highway so sometimes they are a little nervous.”
Here is what she said in the letter:
“Dear Idaho State Police, Recently I was on vacation with my grandchildren and was pulled over for speeding. Officer Mike Nielson made it a good experience for my grandchildren by talking with them calmly and giving them stickers. He didn’t leave me out and I got my very own STICKER SHOCK :) Thanks for a great attitude.”
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