Iowa State Trooper's simple act of kindness helps flood victims

Iowa State Police bear

 

A group of Cedar Rapids police officers and state troopers help turn a bad situation into a positive one, with the help of a teddy bear.  During the flooding in Cedar Rapids, Melissa Bishop had her car stolen.  A week later, police found her car, but items inside were missing, including her 6-year-old daughter's "blankie."  Her daughter was devastated.  Melissa says, "That thing was kind of a constant for her.  It was her one thing that she could count on, so to have someone take that from her... was very difficult.  She was just inconsolable."  A state trooper could see that, so he stepped in with "Trooper the Bear."  It turned a bad moment into a special memory that Melissa hopes her daughter will always remember.  Melissa says, "This showed my daughter that the good guys will always outnumber the bad guys, that there will always be someone there that is going to make it all better.  I was struggling to figure out a way to do that ...and then he stepped in and made things right for her."  Melissa does not know the trooper's name who went above and beyond for her daughter. She wrote a letter thanking the entire department for their small act of kindness that made a big difference for one 6-year-old.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol to be recognized as Top State Police/Highway Patrol in the Nation

Tennessee cruiser

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is heading to San Diego, California this week to attend the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference to receive the top three awards.  THP was named the “First Place Winner” in the Highway Patrol/State Police agency category consisting of 501-1500 troopers in the nation for 2016.  Additionally, THP won two awards in “Traffic Incident Management and Technology”.  THP competed by presenting programs and results of public safety efforts.  All law enforcement agencies in the country (local police departments, sheriff’s offices, campus police, military police and state police agencies) were invited to submit a presentation or packet detailing their public safety efforts.  The THP competed in the largest state agency category which is the “mid-size department” division of state police agencies between 501-1500 troopers.  Additionally, THP competed against all law enforcement agencies in the special awards category.  Over the last four years, THP was the only state police agency to place in the top three and won several special awards for their Commercial Vehicle Program.  First Place - State Police Agency with 501-1500 troopers.  Winner - The Technology Special Award Category for predictive analytics program in their TITAN Division.  Winner - The Traffic Incident Management Special Award Category based on their training program and the facility that was built with the help of TDOT at our Training Center.

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Texas Trooper Helps Deliver Baby

 

Texas Trooper Helps Deliver baby boy

 

A State Trooper helped deliver a baby boy on Saturday.  Trooper Joe Morris was responding to a call about a woman in labor headed for a College Station hospital.  But she didn't make it to the hospital.  Instead, Trooper Morris met the family at the Exxon gas station off of FM 50 in Burleson County.  Together, he and the dad helped deliver a healthy baby boy.  "It was pretty humbling because you can see how things can change so quickly and in such big ways.  It's always neat if you get experience seeing a baby being born, a new life being brought into the world," Morris said. The Trooper met the family on Sunday at the hospital.  Mom and the son are well and will be released soon. 

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Horse wandering Massachusetts Turnpike returned home safely

 

Horse in Massachusetts

A horse that was found wandering the Massachusetts Turnpike in Charlton Saturday morning has been captured and returned home safety, state police have announced.  Massachusetts State troopers responded to reports of a loose horse on Interstate 90 Westbound between Exits 9 and 10 around 9:30 a.m.  Officers were quickly able to capture the wandering horse and remove it from the highway without incident.  The horse was returned home to a farm, which state police said is located near I-90.  State Police said they believe the horse made its way onto the highway after slipping through a fence.

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2017 America's Best Looking Trooper Cruiser Calendars

2017 Best Cruisers

 

2017 America's Best Looking Trooper Cruiser Calendars are available for early ordering (read more at www.statetroopers.org).  The cost of the calendar is $10.00 which includes shipping.

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