Law enforcement deserves more credit

Published 11:04 pm Friday, February 3, 2012

I want to take this opportunity to thank a set of people who don’t get the credit they deserve – our law enforcement community.

Friday morning, I was driving down Page Road when I had a flat tire. I didn’t have a cell phone, so I decided to walk to a nearby house to call my son, Jeff, for some help. But before I could even get to the door, an Alabama State Trooper pulled up and asked if I was OK. I told him I’d had a flat and that I was going to call someone to come change it for me. He said, “Let me.” I said, “Oh no. You’ll get all dirty,” but he wouldn’t take “no” for an answer.

Well, we hadn’t made all the way back to the car when a second trooper pulled up, and they both set to work on my tire. Within 10 minutes, here comes my son, and I had not even made a single phone call. He took over for the troopers, and I am extremely thankful for all three of them.

You know we don’t give Alabama State Troopers and our law enforcement enough credit. They’re not on the roads just to give out speeding tickets. They work to protect our safety and are there to help when we need it.

So, I would like to extend a special thank you to Trooper Chase Amis, Trooper Charles “Chuck” Bitel, and of course, my son, Jeff Page.

Mignon Page,