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Attn.: Major Mark R. Trammell, Wakulla County HP

I wanted to say thanks to one of your troopers, Charles E. Deal who gave me a speeding ticket on May 30th. If it wasn't for Trooper Deal shooting my car with radar (that set my radar detector off) I may have run into a log truck on highway 98. I drive 50,000 miles a year, never been in an accident and I am a Florida Safe Driver, but on that morning I had been driving since 5 am from St. Petersburg and I admit I was tired.

When I re-play the incident back in my mind, I realize God was protecting me to have Trooper Deal positioned so he might stop a possible accident from occurring from my lack of alertness after five hours of driving.

I completely missed the two 35 mph signs so I may have been not fully awake when I went by Trooper Deal, I am glad he pulled me over, my thanks to his service and concern to keep me and others safe.

I intend to take the Driver Improvement Course on-line, and rest up more for my trips, and to stay fully alert behind the wheel.

Please appropriately thank your officer,

John Holst


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