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Attleboro Policeman Rewards “Good” Driver

TSM Media Center/David Lentz

So, over the past few weeks we’ve been hearing these different accounts of nice gestures being made by policemen in different cities, around the U.S. Well, now we have a local story making the same exciting claim.

A story out of Attleboro’s Sun Chronicle, about a retiring officer who wanted to “reward someone for good driving habits,” has been circulating and bringing this “good cop” legend to life, locally.

The write up tells the story of now retired Attleboro police officer, Mark Barton, who, on one of his final patrols, felt it would be right to pull over a person he deemed to be a “good” driver and reward the man for his law abiding road skills.

The good Samaritan, who received a five dollar gift card to Dunkin’ Donuts rather than a traffic citation, was baffled by the generosity of the officer. After 32 years on the force, Barton was excited to give back to good drivers instead of punishing ones who aren’t following the rules of the road.

Stories like these are just great! It’s nice to know that policemen and women aren’t always out looking for people on the road that are doing the wrong things. It seems like these types of stories are picking up steam, around the country. I hope they continue and people who are going about their business, in the right way, continue to get positive recognition!

Read the full story, here.

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