Guy Writes Thank You Letter To Officer Who Arrested Him For DUI And After Reading It, It Makes Perfect Sense

by 4 years ago

A Georgia man who was arrested in July for drunk driving has sent a heartfelt thank you letter to the officer who arrested him.

According to the police report obtained by Fox 5 Atlanta,

The man was driving on Highway 74 and while in a turn lane, instead of making a right onto the street, the driver went straight running off the road. Sgt. Jacob Collins arrested the man for DUI.

On Monday, Tyrone Police Chief Brandon Perkins received a letter from the man, thanking Sgt. Collins for arresting him.

Chief Perkins said that the department has received thank you letters for good deeds they’ve done such as changing a tire or solving a crime, but never for locking someone up and causing them to pay thousands of dollars to expunge the crime from their record.

While sending a thank you letter to your arresting officer may initially sound like lunacy, after reading the letter, it could not make more sense.

Take a look at the photo of the letter and a transcript of its contents below:

I write to express my thanks and gratitude to Officer Jacob Collins.

Officer Collins pulled me over on Highway 74 during the morning of July 31, 2015.  I was severely intoxicated.  He saved my life and the lives of others, and I truly appreciate his actions and his efforts.  I must emphasize that he was very polite and professional and did not provoke with intimidation.  He treated me fairly, and I never felt ridiculed or threatened.

I have nothing to gain from contacting you.  I have already been to court and received my punishments.  I contact you because the media and public opinion are saturated with images of officers using excessive force.  Officers are constantly on the defensive.  The public does not want to acknowledge proper procedures; the public merely wants to see an officer make a mistake to keep the argument and the social media images flowing.  You all need to know that what you do every day matters, and we appreciate it.

I do not like being on probation, and I do not enjoy paying a series of fines, fees and insurance hikes; however I am grateful to be alive.  I thank Officer Collins and your entire department.

Well put, bro. I would have for sure found a way to make it the officer’s fault. Even after I drove my car into a marsh.

[h/t Fox 5 Atlanta]

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