N.S. man writes to police chief to praise cop who ticketed him

A Halifax man who was pulled over and ticketed by a police officer for a rolling stop has written a carefully-crafted letter to the city’s chief -- not to complain, but to praise the officer for his professionalism.

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The letter writer, in typical Canadian fashion, starts off by apologizing for his “loquacious nature.”

He then explains that, after more than 30 years of driving in Canada and the U.S., he has never had a complaint against an officer, including in this case.

“Some of the younger ones pretend they are my grandpa, and that annoys me, as they are usually younger than my underwear,” he writes, adding, that’s not a “just basis for complaints.”

The man explains that he was stopped last summer by an officer for missing a stop sign, and he appreciated the fact that the cop who caught him didn’t use his siren. Not only did that prevent him from being shamed, he wrote, but he does “not relish being startled at this time of life.”

He added that he appreciated the officer’s manner, describing it as “courteous without being obsequious, business-like without being unnecessarily cold, judgemental, or hostile.”

“In short, he had an excellent balance for a person penalizing in his official capacity…”

The driver even goes on to say that “as a direct result of his manner, absolutely not of the ticket, the money, or the points, all of which had the impact of a butterfly’s fart (sorry), I have followed stop signs more carefully ever since.”

The letter closes with a suggestion that the chief consider the officer “if a circumstance arises in which an officer of natural, unfeigned tact would be useful.”

Citizen sends in excellent letter to chief after receiving ticket. A MUST read! Happy Friday everyone pic.twitter.com/GKvEmAErnG

— Halifax_Police (@HfxRegPolice) February 26, 2016


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