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‘Tough days don’t last!’: Officer touched by free meal, kind note after fallen deputy’s funeral

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(April 1, 2016) – A simple gesture of kindness means more than you’ll ever know.

In a Facebook post on Indiana Going Blue, a police officer who attended the funeral of Deputy Carl Koontz wrote about an experience he and his wife had at Scotty’s Brewhouse on East 96th Street. He was still in uniform from the service.

The waitress was polite and helpful but didn’t treat the officer and his wife differently from any of the other guests. The officer said he appreciated that.

The big surprise came when the check arrived. Their server informed them that someone had paid for their meal. They also left a note: “Thanks for your service! Tough days don’t last!”

“This stopped me momentarily and made me realize that people do see us and people do care,” the officer wrote.

The officer said people have offered similar gestures before, but this one felt a little more special.