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Hearts Behind the Badge

During September of this year an Old Orchard Beach, Maine police officer was monitoring local traffic, when he noticed a passing car which didn’t have visible registration plates. The officer performed a traffic stop. The operator of the vehicle told the officer that he had just registered the car and didn’t have the proper license plate mounting screws and inserts. The officer saw the plates sitting on the back seat of the car. Instead of issuing a traffic ticket the officer led the motorist to an auto parts store and bought the driver the appropriate mounting hardware. The plates were properly attached, and the motorist continued his way home. The motorist was so appreciative he contacted the Chief of the Old Orchard Beach Police Department to commend the officer’s generous help. In addition, the grateful motorist detailed the events on his Facebook page. The story was covered by a local television outlet and subsequently appeared in the October 16, 2020 edition of The LEL Traffic Stop. (The Traffic Stop is a publication of the National Law Enforcement Liaison Program). If the story wasn’t covered by local television and picked up by The Traffic Stop, very few people would ever learn about the kind generosity of this thoughtful police officer. Please continue reading and learn how The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is promoting the “Hearts Behind The Badge” program to locate some of these wonderful local stories and bring them to national attention. Read More (enter this link into your browser): Mainer Takes to Social Media to Report Positive Police Encounter | https://q1065.fm/mainer-takes-to-social-media-to-report-positive-police-encounter/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referralurrentlyDuring September of this year an Old Orchard Beach, Maine police officer was monitoring local traffic, when he noticed a passing car which didn’t have visible registration plates. The officer performed a traffic stop. The operator of the vehicle told the officer that he had just registered the car and didn’t have the proper license plate mounting screws and inserts. The officer saw the plates sitting on the back seat of the car. Instead of issuing a traffic ticket the officer led the motorist to an auto parts store and bought the driver the appropriate mounting hardware. The plates were properly attached, and the motorist continued his way home. The motorist was so appreciative he contacted the Chief of the Old Orchard Beach Police Department to commend the officer’s generous help. In addition, the grateful motorist detailed the events on his Facebook page. The story was covered by a local television outlet and subsequently appeared in the October 16, 2020 edition of The LEL Traffic Stop. (The Traffic Stop is a publication of the National Law Enforcement Liaison Program). If the story wasn’t covered by local television and picked up by The Traffic Stop, very few people would ever learn about the kind generosity of this thoughtful police officer. Please continue reading and learn how The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is promoting the “Hearts Behind The Badge” program to locate some of these wonderful local stories and bring them to national attention. Read More (enter this link into your browser): Mainer Takes to Social Media to Report Positive Police Encounter | https://q1065.fm/mainer-takes-to-social-media-to-report-positive-police-encounter/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referralurrently