Governor Hutchinson’s Weekly Address | Caught Serving: Trooper Going the Extra Mile for a Stranded Motorist : Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson

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07.08.2022

Governor Hutchinson’s Weekly Handle | Caught Serving: Trooper Heading the Additional Mile for a Stranded Motorist

Governor Hutchinson’s weekly radio address can be uncovered in MP3 format and downloaded HERE.

Small ROCK – Today I am going to convey to the tale of an Arkansas Point out Trooper who put his personal basic safety at risk to serve and defend a driver by a fantastic deed that a Weather conditions Channel reporter videotaped and posted on the web.

The trooper’s action was enterprise as normal for state troopers and law enforcement officers. But as the Weather conditions Channel photographer reported, you never usually have the possibility to photograph the superior get the job done of police officers for other people to see.

The trooper that Charles Peek noticed in action is Richard Surrette, who patrols in Northwest Arkansas. A person working day in mid-Might, Trooper Surette went to the aid of a driver who was stranded at Mile Marker 78 on Interstate 49 near Rogers.

When Trooper Surrette arrived, Jim Dacus was standing beside his car getting ready to modify his tire. Troopers are not essential to support with flat tires. They immediate targeted visitors and usually be certain the tire changer is safe. But Trooper Surrette states he has altered hundreds of tires. So he transformed the tire.

Trooper Surrette, whose father also was in law enforcement, commenced his career as a Benton County deputy, where he rose to the rank of corporal.

The driver with the flat tire, Jim Dacus, is a 75-12 months-outdated veteran who grew up in Wynne and served as an Air Power intelligence officer throughout the Vietnam War.

By the time Charles Peek occurred upon the scene, the tire was changed, but he taped Trooper Surrette chatting to Mr. Dacus by way of the driver’s window, and filmed their smiles and handshake.

Mr. Peek posted the movie to his Twitter web page with these words and phrases: “MUST SEE! I noticed Trooper Surrette modifying the tire for this motorist. He concluded just as I bought turned about to video clip. Police are carrying out lots of superior points but not often ‘caught’ on movie. Thank you, Trooper Surrette!”

Point out Police Director Colonel Invoice Bryant just lately spoke to a regulation enforcement group in Seattle, where Arkansas State Trooper Spencer Morris was honored as a Trooper of the Year. Colonel Bryant famous that 500 Arkansas Condition Troopers patrol more than 16 thousand miles of point out highways each individual day, and they commonly end to provide the citizens, whether or not it is shifting a flat tire or listening for a moment to someone’s worry. They  are aspect of the cloth that holds nearby communities jointly. They are between the best properly trained law enforcement officers in the region, committed and constantly ready to serve. They set aside hazards each and every working day to make their point out a safer and much better put to call home.

Trooper Morris, by the way, was honored for pursuing a stolen car even just after the suspect fired a weapon and shot the trooper in the upper body. Fortunately, Trooper Morris was putting on a bulletproof vest.

Even nevertheless Trooper Surrette’s aid was a routine tire adjust, he is familiar with to start with-hand that even schedule jobs can conclude terribly. Many years ago, as a Benton County deputy, he investigated a fatal incident at the very same intersection where by he served Mr. Dacus. The target that night time was struck and killed by a auto as he altered a flat tire.

Officers secure us due to the fact that is what they like to do. They will explain to you they are just executing their job. Thank you Richard Surrette, Spencer Morris, and all your co-officers at all amounts of legislation enforcement who care for us by simply just accomplishing your job.

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