Highway Patrol trooper helped in a time of need
I live in Valley City and work in Jamestown so I frequently travel the interstate. I have had numerous occasions to see the flashing lights of the North Dakota Highway Patrol with a driver pulled over. You automatically sigh a little relief that it was someone other than you.
But Tuesday morning, I was lucky enough that those flashing lights pulled in behind me. Between Sanborn and Eckelson my tire blew, leaving me no choice but to pull over. I was on my phone calling for roadside assistance when Trooper Charlie Kelly of the NDHP approached my car. He was concerned about the location of my vehicle and he did not want me waiting there for assistance to arrive. He immediately started changing my tire. This is in the construction zone with very heavy morning traffic. He put himself in jeopardy to help me. We hear too much about the actions of law enforcement, often in a negative light.
Tuesday, I experienced firsthand how helpful and caring they are. Thank you, Trooper Kelly, you put your own safety aside to help a motorist in need. I appreciate it more than words can express.
To all law enforcement officers, whether on city streets, county roads or interstate highways, may the Lord watch over you and keep you safe.