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On Tuesday February 17, 2009, at about 9:35 pm, my daughter's car broke down on 95 S at the 125 mile marker just past the midway ramp. My daughter is deaf and it was the first time she had ever had any car problems. I received a text message from her saying, "mom the car is messed up, I don't know what happened but I'm stuck on the interstate please hurry up I'm really scared". I of course was in a panic trying to get to her as fast as possible. I was so worried since it was dark, and she was stranded on the side of the road where cars are going by her traveling at least 70 mph. I wasn't quite half way there when I received a phone call from Trooper Timmons. Trooper Timmons let me know he was with my daughter and she was ok, he also said he'd stay with her until I got there. I can't tell you how relieved I was knowing she was safe. Although she was laughing when I got to them, I could tell my daughter had been crying.

Not only did Trooper Timmons stay with her, but continued to stay with us until the tow truck came. I have to admit, I would have been completely scared out of my wits waiting there with my daughter by ourselves. That area was very dark and has trees not only on the side of the road but also in the median. When we got home my daughter was telling me how scared she was until Trooper Timmons stopped. A lot of people see that my daughter is deaf and don't even try to communicate with her. Trooper Timmons had no problem communicating with her, she said he kept talking to her about everything and it made her feel comfortable and safe. My husband and I are so thankful for Trooper Timmons. My oldest daughter is a new police officer in Indianapolis, IN, I'm as proud of Trooper Timmons as I am of my daughter, who I know is not only a considerate officer but has a compassionate heart.

Thank you so much for providing our community with such an outstanding Trooper.

Patricia Sorrell


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