Thank you, Metro!
No matter the day or hour, on duty or off, LVMPD's commissioned and civilian employees truly do make a difference in the community. While very impactful, oftentimes these acts of kindness go unnoticed and unrecognized. We frequently receive cards, letters, emails and phone calls from local citizens and tourists abroad to give thanks after a positive interaction. Sometimes they know the department member's name and other times they're identified only by generalities. Either way, we felt it important to share these.
My son and I were on our way to get a newly-fixed vehicle registered at the DMV. About a mile from our house, we were pulled over by Officer Brad Smith.
He was gracious, courteous, and patient with our questions. Even though we had little experience with the matter, Officer Smith took the time to explain to us that we needed to get a moving permit, something we didn't know. After happily accepting the ticket, because we did make a mistake, this officer took the time to answer questions about what to do when we resolved the issue, the proper way.
I haven't gotten a ticket in 20 years, things have changed quite a bit since then.
However, during a time when all people seem to hear is negativity about law enforcement, I wanted to extend my gratitude. It's important that you guys hear about the decent men and women you've chosen, especially now. Without Officer Smith's patience and sense of humor, we'd have been uninformed, frightened. Now, I know how to get my plates registered without getting into real trouble.
Thank you, to all of you, for doing what you do. Our family is grateful for the service and sacrifices from you and your family in arms.
Today I was pulled over with my daughter in the car. Of course my almost teenager is never going to let me live it down. "Way to be a role model mom!"
The officer was kind enough to help her. Thank you officer for making her night. I am so grateful to have this officer keeping our roads and kids safe. People deserve to see that they are good people too.
FYI-he still gave me a ticket. I'm not thanking him for the ticket, but he was kind while doing his job.
Thank you Officer J Bassett for the fun (and expensive) memory you gave my daughter and I.