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THE EDITOR, Sir:
I wish to express thanks to policemen Beckford and Pinnock who help me in my moment of distress while travelling along Highway 2000 on Monday, December 2.
I was travelling along the highway when my car started overheating. As a female and travelling alone, I was naturally afraid to stop. I eventually did, however, hoping the right person would stop to help.
Moments later, a police vehicle pulled up behind my vehicle and aboard were these two gentlemen. They stayed with me until the engine cooled, so water could be administered. I did not have enough water or coolant, however, so they stopped a few vehicles for assistance. Thanks to those persons also who stopped.
Soon I was on my way. They drove behind me for some distance, but the problem continued, so I pulled over, and they stayed with me again and added water. But not only that, it was discovered that a hose was leaking. They advised me to stop in Old Harbour to get it fixed. They drove with me to Old Harbour, found a mechanic, stayed with me until the problem was fixed, and then sent me on my way.
Although I still had some problems after that, the point is that there are still good policemen and women in Jamaica, and not all should be labelled as bad as it sometimes easier to do. Thanks.