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Well, I made it from Tennessee to Texas and back...On the way there I did have a flat tire, though. An Arkansas Highway Police officer stopped to help, which was nice. He asked me if I had a flat and I said yes and then I said, "I just wanted to let you know I have a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit and I am armed today." He waved his hand dismissively and said, "Oh, I'm not worried about that as long as you don't start shootin' at me or nothin'." He was awesome and let me use his hydraulic jack and quad lug wrench so that I wouldn't have to use my crummy scissor jack and cheesy 10" long lug wrench.

I asked my kids if they could recognize his firearm and they correctly identified it as a Glock. He was impressed by that and their talk of gun safety. He told them it was a Glock 21 and said, "When I was 7 I got my first gun. It was a .22." Later he said, "I'm just glad when people carry when they travel - 'cause you never know what might happen!"

After the tire was changed, he asked me for my license, saying that he has to complete some paperwork whenever he stops to assist a motorist. I gave him my license and offered my permit but he said he only needed my license. He gave it back in like 30 seconds and I thanked him and headed off.

Super nice officer. Good experience. Feels good to know there are some decent people left in this world...

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And that's how most are. Unfortunately, a few bad apples tend to draw the attention. Get one of those folding 4-way lug wrenches. It's worth the $15-20.
 
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...and as it should ALWAYS be!:congrats::congrats:
 
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They are some good ones, in this little county,i'm in.That said,i'm getting to be an old fart,lol,who grew up with a couple of deputies..
Sounds like the OP had a good one helping him.
 

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Hope you got his name and plan on sending a Kudos to his supervisor, recognizing his service.
 

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And they carry Glock 21s.......sweet!
 
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Nice to run into good people along the way while traveling . I tip my hat to the Fine Officer . Be Safe
 

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Sounds good. I wish all LEO were like that. But I understand what they have to go through on a day to day basis.I do my best to show the respect and hope I get some in return.
 

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Thank you for doing this. All to often the only feedback LEOs get is negative.
Thanks for the prompting. Here's my email and the response I got:

From: *******
To: [email protected]

I just wanted to say how thankful I am for Officer Troy who helped me change a tire on 6/21/13. He was very kind to me and my family while we were traveling from TN to TX and passing through AR. I was having trouble deploying my spare and he figured that out for me as well as letting me borrow his jack. He was very courteous to us. Also, I appreciated the way he handled the situation of me informing him that I was legally armed. He was very respectful of my 2nd Amendment rights and didn't freak out about my having a firearm to protect my family.
I've read a lot about the police corruption that's out there and officers who do not respect the dignity of the people they serve. Officer Troy made me have renewed faith in law enforcement and made me feel like there are still some very decent people left in this world. Please pass this correspondence on to his superiors.

Thank you to the Arkansas Highway Police for putting their lives on the line every day to protect the people and for doing so with such professionalism!

-******

From: Public Information Office <[email protected]>
To: *******

What a GREAT story, ******!

Do you remember which road you were on and approximately where so I can pass this along to the right people?

VERY glad your 2nd Amendment rights were respected. You’ll find A LOT of that goodwill in Arkansas!

- *******
I then gave him information about the location and he said he would forward my comments to Arkansas Highway Police Chief Ron Burks. :redface:
 

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Just received this:

Hi *******-

Apparently Officer Troy is with the Arkansas State Police, not the Arkansas Highway Police. Two separate entities.

Our Highway Police Chief has, however, forwarded your kind comments to his counterpart at State Police.

Again, thank you for taking time to recognize Officer Troy. These folks in the field never get enough of that.

- *****
I thought I remembered the patrol car saying Highway Police. Oh well. :hmmmm:
 

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Did he have an indian sidekick with him?



(Woo Woo, not Red Dot...)
 

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From: Stan Witt
Subject: FW: Trooper Troy?
To: *******

Mr. ********:

Chief Ron Burks of the AR Highway Police forwarded me your email below, the person you are referring to is Trooper Scott Troy of the Arkansas State Police, assigned out of Troop D, Forrest City. I appreciate you taking the time to email about Trp. Troy’s assistance and actions. It is always nice to hear that our Trooper’s in the field are performing their duties and assisting motorists in a professional manner. I have copied Trooper Troy’s Division Commander and Troop Commander on this email to make them aware of his actions, along with our personnel section and ask that a copy of this be placed in his personnel file for future reference. Thank you again for taking the time to write about this.

Colonel Stan Witt, Director
Arkansas State Police
 

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From: Stan Witt
Subject: FW: Trooper Troy?
To: *******

Mr. ********:

Chief Ron Burks of the AR Highway Police forwarded me your email below, the person you are referring to is Trooper Scott Troy of the Arkansas State Police, assigned out of Troop D, Forrest City. I appreciate you taking the time to email about Trp. Troy’s assistance and actions. It is always nice to hear that our Trooper’s in the field are performing their duties and assisting motorists in a professional manner. I have copied Trooper Troy’s Division Commander and Troop Commander on this email to make them aware of his actions, along with our personnel section and ask that a copy of this be placed in his personnel file for future reference. Thank you again for taking the time to write about this.

Colonel Stan Witt, Director
Arkansas State Police
Excellent !
 
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