This email is in reference to Officer B.S. Roddenberry, Unit H, ID # 2708.
On Monday March 15, I had learned that a fellow co-associate and dear friend lost her 21 year old daughter in a head on collision on the prior evening. Then on Tuesday March 16, while I was traveling on County Road 157 coming into work my nose started bleeding excessively, probably due to all the crying that I had done the prior day. Therefore I was not paying attention to my speed only trying to follow behind another car while trying to get my nose to stop bleeding. My day only got worst when I seen blue lights behind me.
Officer Roddenberry was very polite and professional, and very patient with me as I looked for my insurance card. He explained to me that I was speeding when coming up behind the other car, and I admitted that I wasn’t paying attention to my speed. While he was running my license and tag, it dawned on me that I had left my laptop at home as well. At this point I was ready to just give up and go back home to bed.
When Officer Roddenberry came back, I told him that I just remembered what I had done, he then handed me a warning and asked me if I thought that was fair. I was then very relieved. Of course I thought that was more than fair. He then told me that he hoped that I would feel better soon and to have a blessed day.
I know that a lot of times you get many complaints, as we all do, but I wanted to make sure that he was commended for his professionalism and politeness. Although my last two days had been quite upsetting, his courtesy and kindness helped to turn my day around and make it a better day for me.
Janette A. Burkes