The mission of the Tennessee Highway Patrol is to ensure safe and efficient transportation, while promoting highway safety through enforcement and education.
That sentiment rang true for one Tennessee Patrol officer who pulled over a mother, when the officer noticed that her children were not in car seats.
The officer asked the mother, "Why are the two boys in the back seat not in car seats?" My answer was the two little boys were my foster sons who I had just got the night before." The mother said the officer asked her for her phone number and gave it to him. "His wife called me and asked about the boys. This morning Officer Tidwell met me in Waverly, him and his wife had purchased gifts for the boys. Not just the two boys in the back seat but, their older brother too.”
In a Facebook post posted to their Facebook page, the woman wrote: "I can not thank him enough for the kindness he has shown these three boys. I never asked him for anything. He and his wife acted out of the kindness of their hearts. He showed these boys that there are very nice cops out there and I hope he has left a lasting impression on them that cops are good."