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Police Officer Pulls Student Over, Ties His Necktie


A police officer pulled over a speeding college student and ended up giving him a warning - and a little encouraging act of kindness.

WBAY reports that Menomonie Police Department officer Martin Folczyk was on duty when he spotted a college student from the University of Wisconsin-Stout speeding along the driveway on November 30. He followed the student until he stopped at a parking lot, and found out the reason why the man was speeding: he was late for a presentation at school, and was rushing to look for someone to tie his necktie.

Officer Folczyk then responded in kind. Instead of the usual "get me your proof of insurance and and driver's license," he first asked the student where his necktie is, and proceeded to tie it. Folczyk then handed the necktie to the apparently grateful student, and gave him only a warning to slow down.

The student, Trevor Keeney, told ABC News that he got a 92 percent on his presentation, which was for an outside sales class.

He also said that he was later invited by the Menomonie police chief to the station for a lesson - on how to tie neckties. Keeney met with him for half an hour.

Cop Kindness

Reading news stories of policemen in service doing beyond-the-call-of-duty acts of kindness really is encouraging. Another story is that of a Vallejo teenager who was given a gift by cops.

The teenager, 18-year-old Jourdan Duncan, was saving money for college and a car, reported KTVU in September. In order to do that, he walks for about two hours to work in Benicia and another two hours to get back home. He said his car broke down and didn't want to be a burden for others, so he decided to walk instead.

Benicia Police Corporal Kirk Keffer, however, spotted him one night and offered to drive him home. Keffer discovered that Duncan wanted to be a police officer with the California Highway Patrol.

Keffer and other police officers at the station then purchased a bike to give as a gift to Duncan. Upon receiving the gift, the teenager was surprised. Duncan said he loves the bike.

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