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To whom it may concern:

My name is Michael D. Crain. I am a former State Peace Officer from Texas. I have recently driven from Texas to Florida and accepted a position with All-American Ford of Tallahassee as the Sales Manager. The day I arrived, after driving 18 of the last 24 hours, I was east bound on I-10 and exited on SR8 west CR14 to stop and gas up. I was immediately stopped by a state patrol car. Given my backgroun I pay close attention to the approach of an officer and his manner in dealing with the public (who is usually not happy to see him). I watched Sargent Stewart Smith (ID# 1272-0362) approach my vehicle and position himself for an initial contact with me. SGT. Smith identified himself and informed me I had been clocked by aircraft doing 81mph in a 70mph zone. I provided him with my driver's license ( a Texas license) and watched the SGT. return to his car. He later returned to my vehicle and informed me of Florida laws concerning the transfer of my license. He then gave me a warning notice of my violation, shook my hand and wished me a good day.

It is very easy for someone to write a letter to complain on a person when they are angry or disappointed. This letter is to compliment Sargent Smith on his careful approach to my vehicle, the professional manner he spoke to me and the friendly way he dealt with me overall. He is truly a credit to your agency and I would like to request that a copy of this letter be provided to him and also place in his employee file.

Michael D. Crain


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