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Police Pull Over And Arrest Drunk Driver - 2 Years Later Get Unexpected Note

Some people finally straighten out their lives, and when they do, they want to reach out to thank those that helped them move forward. A woman in Toms River, New Jersey apparently falls in this category.

This last Christmas, a woman wrote the Toms River Police Department a truly moving handwritten letter. In the letter, the humble and sincere woman expressed her thanks to the police officers who pulled her over (for drunk driving) more than two years earlier.

“I wanna thank you from the bottom of my heart,” the woman explains in her letter. “If it wasn’t for you, my mom may have lost a daughter or worse I could have taken someone’s life.”

The now sober woman continues to note that she was put on the right path when she was arrested, and the unfortunate episode convinced her to straighten out her life.

“I don’t remember much from that night,” the writer says. “I thank God every day that I’m alive and thank God you pulled me over.”

The Toms River Police Department decided to post the letter on its Facebook page, and the officers included a caption with the post explaining why they do what they do:

“Being police officers often puts us on a collision course with people who are at a very difficult or low point in their lives. Contrary to what some people in society believe; we do not enjoy causing negative effects on people’s lives by arresting them or issuing them traffic summonses. We try and make a difference every day when we leave our families at home to ride out into this big, bad, and beautiful world.”

The caption concludes on a positive note:

“Every day we see good and evil cohabitating side by side with only a thin line dividing the boundaries. We humbly and readily stand guard on that line to protect our neighbors.
Here is a note that was included in a Christmas card we got this year. However infrequent a letter like this arrives; we are reminded of why we do what we do.”

Source: AWM
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