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Heather Suchy letter: Sheriff's officers just doing their job

Recently I had an experience that changed my view of the Cass County Sheriff's Department. A friend of mine and I were driving at night down Highway 10. As many who use this road know, 55 miles an hour seems just too slow so we speed up. Often ti...

Recently I had an experience that changed my view of the Cass County Sheriff's Department. A friend of mine and I were driving at night down Highway 10. As many who use this road know, 55 miles an hour seems just too slow so we speed up. Often times we get away with it.

To our dismay out from the darkness a police vehicle races onto the road and pulls us over. I admit it's a very sneaky but very clever way to keep people driving the speed they're supposed to. To my surprise the man was very polite. He asked the usual questions: Where are you heading? And do you know how fast you were going? He gave us a ticket of course.

I expected a chastisement or to be browbeaten before our interchange was through. Instead he merely wrote out the ticket and let us go. Now that wasn't so bad. They don't deserve half the criticism they receive. Perhaps they're more human than we are.

Heather Suchy

Mapleton, N.D.

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