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Ladies and Gentlemen:

This is to commend Trooper A.B. Stephens, Badge #0473, ID #1666, of Flagler County. He was the trooper who came to the scene of my daughter, Deborah Kay Morawski's accident the night of July 11, 2008, at approximately 11 p.m.

He was extremely kind and considerate in helping me obtain Deb's personal property, including her billfold containing all her ID and personal information from John's Towing on Monday, July 14th. The towing company would not allow me to look in the car without a notarized letter from my daughter, and the hospital's notary would not notarize her signature without her picture ID, which was in the car. When Halifax Medical's case worker called FHP to see if Deb's driver's license could be faxed to them, she was told Trooper Stephens was the only one who could release that information. When he came on duty at 4 p.m. that day, he called me and actually let me follow him to the towing company, where he explained I was Deb's mother and needed to get her ID, etc. out of the car.

I am so grateful to Trooper Stephens for his kindness,and cannot say enough good things nor commend him enough for his consideration and helpfulness to an elderly lady during a time of extreme stress. The news media is always so ready to report on those few officers who abuse their authority, that it was, indeed, refreshing to meet one who personifies what an officer of the law should be.

Janice Cooper


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