Grandma writes officer thank you note after getting speeding ticket

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BOISE, Idaho (August 1, 2014) – Have you ever gotten a speeding ticket and written a thank-you note in return?

That’s what an Idaho grandmother did after she and her grandkids got stopped by a state trooper.

KBOI reports that Tana Baumler got a little behind schedule while attending a wedding in Idaho Falls.

She wanted to get to Yellowstone as fast as she could so her grandkids could see Old Faithful.

“..and I was booking, and I got pulled over. He was really nice, and I was going way too fast.”

The trooper clocked Tana going almost 20 miles over the speed limit.

Even going that fast, she was blown away by how respectful the trooper was to her and her grandchildren.

“He was giving the kids stickers and little sheriff’s badges. He was just really nice to them, and I thought that it was kind of nice just because then the 4-year-old wasn’t scared.”

Tana said she didn’t even mind that she got a ticket, and she was able to laugh about it afterwards.

KBOI received a copy of the note:

“Dear Idaho State Police, Recently I was on vacation with my grandchildren and was pulled over for speeding. Officer Mike Nielson made it a good experience for my grandchildren by talking with them calmly and giving them stickers. He didn’t leave me out and I got my very own STICKER SHOCK 🙂 Thanks for a great attitude.”

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