Trooper G.E. Lee stopped me on Christmas Eve on my way home to see my sick mother and family. As a relatively young man, I was pleased that Trooper Lee treated me with the utmost respect by letting me know that I shouldn’t ask why I was pulled over “because my parents wouldn’t want me to lie”. His "old school" approach really makes me marvel his generation and respect elders even more than I ever did before this experience. He told me that because I asked “why”, that I was lying to him- so he was going to change his original course of action and give me a math quiz!
He said his normal tolerance was 15 miles over the speed limit and I was going 81 in a 65. After I really thought about it, I came up with the answer! I was going 16 miles over—and 1 mile over his “tolerance”. Trooper Lee then told me that “even though he was just a poor boy from the ghetto- he still knew that 16 was more than 15”. What great character and class this gentleman has! What a success story! What Christmas spirit! All around, Trooper GE Lee has taught me about the good in other people and how to spread holiday cheer. Thank you so much for this life lesson!