Good Guy State Trooper

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Source: westernorange21, “Shout-Out to the Good Guy Cop who pulled over to help us in the middle of an Indiana Interstate. May have saved our lives. Lots of good officers out there.” Imgur. 9 February 2014

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On 9 February 2014, Redditor westernorange21 posted on Imgur a Good Guy Greg meme with this caption: “Shout-Out to the Good Guy Cop who pulled over to help us in the middle of an Indiana Interstate. May have saved our lives. Lots of good officers out there.” The meme stated, “POLICE SGT SEES A GROUP OF COLLEGE KIDS WITH A BROKEN DOWN CAR ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AT 11 PM AND PULLS OVER TO HELP / DRIVES ALL 5 IN HIS PATROL CAR TO A TRUCK STOP AND STAYS UNTIL THEIR RIDE HOME IS ON THE WAY.” In Reddit, westernorange21 elaborated: “1 in front and 4 in back. There was no cage/separator in the vehicle so we put 3 in the backseat, and had one kind of lay across. And one comfortably in shotgun. Couldn’t thank this officer enough, temps were well below 0 F with wind chill outside.” And: “We would’ve been stranded on a random interstate for several hours with wind chills whipping to -10 or -15 degrees F.”

As usual, Redditors made some good comments:

1) sudo-rm-minus-r wrote, “That’s a great story. He really took on a lot of risk by stopping to assist you. If any of you had bad intentions, that could have turned very ugly very quickly and he stopped anyway. Unless you are a 5 foot, 85 lb blond in which case any red blooded American would have stopped even if you were waving a pistol.”

2) amaineiac wrote, “My wife called me one day from the side of the road with a flat tire. By the time I got there 15 minutes later, there was a Maine State Trooper just finishing changing the tire. It was pouring rain and he was soaked. I didn’t get his name, but I did note his plate. When I got home, I went to the Maine SP [State Patrol] website and sent an email thanking this Trooper for helping my wife. Later that night, I received an email from the Trooper who changed my wife’s tire. He said that his day pretty much went downhill from when I saw him and when he made it back to the barracks at the end of his shift, he had a note telling him to see his boss. My quick ‘thank you’ email made it to the chief, who then contacted this Trooper’s boss and he ended up with a pat on the back and a positive letter in his file. If you really feel like he was a GGG, you could do the same. Even if you didn’t get his name or plate, they would be able to track this officer down if you provided the time and location.”

3) MissCecilyCardew wrote, “The Indiana state troopers are great. I once blew out a tire on the interstate and having never changed a tire before had to call AAA. Before they even came close to getting there, a trooper pulled over and put my spare on for me so I could get to town and get a real tire for the rest of my drive. I was super thankful, and he didn’t seem all that put out by having to change some idiot 20-something’s tire on the shoulder, either. I got all new tires that weekend.”

For Further Information: westernorange21, “Shout-Out to the Good Guy Cop who pulled over to help us in the middle of an Indiana Interstate. May have saved our lives. Lots of good officers out there.” Reddit. 9 February 2014

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