By Scott Bolthouse
It’s not often that a person who’s arrested sends a letter to the police department giving thanks to the officer who took them into custody.
One local resident did just that after they were taken into custody by Huron Township Officer Thomas Smith on Oct. 2.
The details surrounding the arrest were not disclosed, but Huron Township Public Safety Director Everette Robbins released a copy of the resident’s letter on Tuesday, with the intent to show the public that the majority of police incidents are handled in a manner of mutual respect.
Here is a copy of the letter that was sent to the police department:
“The arrested subject was so impressed with the professionalism and compassion of Officer Smith, they felt it necessary to compose a letter,” Robbins said.
“In today’s climate, this is not something that you see from the mainstream media. This is just one example of how arrests occur when both sides show a mutual respect for one another. This is not an example that we, the public, are shown on television and on social media. There is an average of 14 million arrests each year and this is the way that 99 percent of them end up based on the great work of the great officers that put on the uniform every day.”