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Dear Sirs

I was recently on holiday in Florida with my family. We were visiting from the UK and planned to spend 4 days at the Orlando attractions and then a further 10 days at Delray Beach.

Following our stay in Orlando we took the Turnpike to Delray Beach and made a food stop at one of the service stations - Fort Drum I believe. In order to be safe, I decided not to leave my bag containing passports, money etc in the car but took it with me into the service station. We arrived at Delray Beach some two hours later to discover to my horror that I did not have the bag with the valuables but must have left it in the service station.

My wife contacted the police who immediately put us on to the Florida Highway Patrol. Your people contacted Trooper Nottingham who immediately went to Fort Drum to determine if the bag was there. Joy upon joy the bag had been handed in and Trooper Nottingham secured the bag in his patrol vehicle to await my return from Delray Beach.

I would just like to thank Trooper Nottingham, and your despatch team for the efficient and courteous way that they handled the situation. The return of the bag meant that we could have a most enjoyable time in your State and we will always sing your praises to fellow Brits and encourage them to take holidays in Florida. We hope to return ourselves in the not too distant future.

By way of thanks, I would like to make a donation to the Police Benelovent Fund or some similar charity so if you could point me to the relevant web site, I will provide relevant credit card details.

We are most impressed with your personnel and once again thank you for your magnificent work.

With kind regards

John Wright and family

Ps By way of an aside, for those of you with knowledge of Robin Hood, it is interesting to note that in Delray Beach, we stayed at a district called Sherwood Forest and we were assisted by Trooper Nottingham - good omens I feel.


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