Tennessee State Troupers, God bless them

@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
United States
July 13, 2010 6:10pm CST
My friend ann came over today & had lunch w/me. When she started to leave she had a flat. I took her to wal-mart to get a 'fix-a- flat. I had never used that but she said she had & they worked well. She didn't even make it to the next town when it went flat again. I was very worried about her & called but she didn't answer so that made me more worried. It wasn't but a few minutes till she called me & was home. A trooper stopped & changed her tire for her. Wasn't that nice?? Did u know troopers did that. Do they in your state?
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@ElicBxn (60674)
• United States
13 Jul 10
not that I know of, maybe the highway patrol might call in some help, but actually fix it....
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
14 Jul 10
Hi Elic, thanks for responding.I'm sure glad he helped ann out. I just didn't know they did that.
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@ElicBxn (60674)
• United States
14 Jul 10
probably depends on the trooper and who the person needing help is - actually, probably depends more on the trooper....
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
20 Jul 10
I think u are probably right. I'm glad a good one stopped for ann.
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@dawnald (84133)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Jul 10
Gosh, I haven't heard that they do. but that was nice, yep....
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
14 Jul 10
Thanks for responding , Dawn. I was sure glad to know he helped her.I knew Tennessee was a good place to live.
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@dawnald (84133)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Jul 10
Scott Hamilton wouldn't have moved there if it wasn't...
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
20 Jul 10
Didn't know he had moved here. He's a fave of mine to.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
17 Jul 10
I didn't know they would do that. He must have been a very kind man. It is nice to hear a good story about the law enforcement. Thanks Jo.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
17 Jul 10
Good MORNING jEN, HE WAS NICE & A LIFESAVER FOR ANNIEFANNIE. I was so glad he stopped & helped her. Thanks for responding.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
20 Jul 10
Thanks for the best response! AnnieFannie!!!! Where has she been? I'm glad he stopped and helped her too.
@jillhill (37386)
• United States
15 Jul 10
I don't know if they do it here or not.....but its nice to know that they are on the roads....keeping eveyone safe....good for them!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
15 Jul 10
I didn't know they did it here but sure am glad they helped my friend out. Thanks for responding, Jill.
@Thoroughrob (11756)
• United States
14 Jul 10
That was very nice. Most of them won't help you like that around here. I am glad that she found a very nice one.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
15 Jul 10
It sure was nice. I thought all they did was give u tickets, lol. Thanks for responding.
@bunnybon7 (34870)
• Holiday, Florida
14 Jul 10
Im not sure about Az here, but when i was traveling around country there was a few times we got help from the hiway patrols in different states. I know here we called the fire department once to rescue a cat from our roof we couldnt get down. They said we should call the police department. we did that and the nice policeman that came out said he wasnt supposed to pick it up from the roof but he would get it down as he had a cat himself and could see it was hungry and hot from being up there a while. said dont tell anyone? so, he got it down and we gave it water and food. and he called the humane society. come to find out, it belonged to a neighbor that came for it, that hadnt even been looking for the poor thing
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
15 Jul 10
That was very nice of him. I'm so glad they helped Ann. I was surprised when she told me. Hope u are feeling better today. Have a good night.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
14 Jul 10
yes some troopers are nice I have seen the hyway patrol do it too
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
15 Jul 10
I was surprised but very thankful they helped ann out. Thanks for responding.
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
14 Jul 10
Wow, that's amazing. well cops here in the Philippines are so uptight that they even call pedestrians to do their tires, but not all, there are still good cops out there that are really helpful to citizens.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
15 Jul 10
I didn't know they did that here but sure am glad they helped my friend out. Thanks for responding.
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
14 Jul 10
Hi Jo I am not to sure what a Trouper is but here in the UK the Police will stop if it is a Female on her own but I do not think they will change the Tyre lol I have recovery on my Car Insurance so I would be ok I am glad though that she made back ok
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
14 Jul 10
Good morning gABS, a TROOPER IS THE STATE POLICE. Thanks, i'm so glad he stopped & helped Ann. Good to know there are still good men around. Happy wed. to u.
@moondancer (7434)
• United States
14 Jul 10
I live in Tennessee and fortunately I have not had to test that theory, lol. I've not had a flat out on the road since living here. Knock on wood! In Mississippi some years back I did and was never offered any help from them even when I was big as a barrel pregnant. That was nice of them to do that for your friend.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
14 Jul 10
Good morning, Hope u are feeling better. Thanks for responding. It was really nice of him. I did not know troopers did that. He was sure a blessing to Ann. Have a good one.
• United States
14 Jul 10
I am not sure. I have had flats but never seen the police and had to fend for myself. One night we were having a snow storm and the police called me because my husband was broke down up,back when he drove semi, on the interstate about 20 miles from our house and they gave me a list of tools that he wanted me to go to the garage and get for him. I called one of our mechanics and he did it for me and that made me happy cause i had no clue to the tools that he wanted and really didn't want to drive in the snow storm. After it was all over I found out that was what he wanted me to do was call one of the mechanics. the police officer got mixed up. I just thought it was great they made the call. I do know that if you are broke down they will stop and assist.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
14 Jul 10
Good morning, Thanks for responding. It wasa blessing to y'all just like it was to Ann. Makes u feel good to know there are still good guys around. Hope all is well w/u & yours.
@GardenGerty (95499)
• Marion, Kansas
14 Jul 10
I am not sure if they will anymore. They used to help out. Sometimes something that looks like an emergency is actually a trap and that makes them leary.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
14 Jul 10
Happy wed. , GG. tHANKS FOR RESPONDING. He sure was a blessing to ann. I'm sure people do set traps for them. It's a dangerous job. I think he was a really nice guy to do that.
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
14 Jul 10
Hi ANTIQUELADY! I am so happy to hear that your friend was able to get help and get home safely! I can't say for sure if a State Trooper here in NYS would help change a flat or not since I don't drive! But, I'm guessing that they wouldn't! They might make a call to a towing service, but change the flat themselves, not in NY! And I'm pretty sure I'm right because I remember my girlfriend having a flat a few times and once on one of the State Bridges and all she got was a tow that she had to pay alot of money for! Be grateful you don't live in NYS (for alot of reasons)!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
14 Jul 10
Good morning Opal, thanks for responding. I am proud i live in Tennessee. I didn't know the troopers did nice things like that for people but so thankful they did it for ann. She sure didn't need to be on the side of the road in the awful heat we are having. He was a blessing indeed. Have a great day.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
13 Jul 10
It is good to know that your friend has reached home safe and sound. We don't have I never dare to venture out in distant places alone for fear that my tyres go flat. I have never replaced a flat tyre before.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
14 Jul 10
Good morning Zandi & thanks for responding.Thank u, i was worried about her starting out w/the problem to start with. He was sure nice to do that. He told ann that was the 2nd one he had changed that day. Have a happy day.