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My nephew in Baytown
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Ron,ar    Posted 02-04-2005 at 06:38:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
This article was published in the Baytown Texas newspaper about my sisters boy.

Letters for January 30, 2005

From Staff Reports
Baytown Sun Email story
Print story

Published January 30, 2005

Letters to the Editor published in The Baytown Sun:

Officer thanked for kindness

My wife and I wish to commend Officer Daniel J. Danek of the Baytown Police Department for the nice deed he did for us. Last night, Thursday, Jan. 27, when returning home from one of our congregation?s meetings, we ran out of gas. There?s never a good time to be stranded, but with it being rainy and cold outside, well ? Anyway, as I was pushing my vehicle out of the road, here came this truck pulling up beside me with this guy smiling, who jumps out and says, ?Hey, can I help you?? Standing in the headlights while he was soaking, all I could make out is what looked to me like the silhouette of this huge, big ole, corn-fed country boy making this generous offer. I?m not a small man myself, but this fella was a lot larger than me. I thought to myself, ?I?d better be right sizing him up or I?ll definitely need some divine intervention if I was wrong.? It may seem funny now, but at the time, with so much badness going on today, I?m sure you can understand why I would be somewhat cautious.

A little reluctantly, I told him what the problem was, but though we were just a short distance from home, I would in fact be glad to accept his offer. It was only after we got inside his pickup that I realized he was wearing a uniform. He was a city policeman on his way home after working his shift.

Although it may seem a small thing to some, it wasn?t to my wife and me. We really appreciate the kindness Officer Danek showed us. A number of cars had passed us by. He could?ve too and in some eyes may have been excused for doing so, ??. that's just some black guy pushing his car, so what?? or ?I?ve worked a long shift and need to get home.? or ?He?s probably not of my religion anyway,? etc. But the officer brought us home, brought me back to my vehicle, waited until I cranked it, then followed me to my street to make sure it didn?t stop again.

Small thing? Hardly. As Christ Jesus explained many years ago, a true neighbor is one who acts mercifully and displays kindness in practical ways to whomever needs it (Luke 10:36-37). God?s promise is that one day real soon, all mankind will be good neighbors for one another (Psalms 37:10-11,29). We can hang our hat on that happening because He said it. But until that day comes it certainly is good to know there are still people around who care enough to help others in such ways. Thanks again Officer Danek, may Jehova God bless you.

Neal Scott, Baytown

KellyGa    Posted 02-05-2005 at 10:42:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wow, you gotta be proud, that is wonderful :)

~Lenore    Posted 02-04-2005 at 08:06:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Very nice to read a good report first thing this morning, well first thing I read on KL.
God bless Daniel for doing that good deed and thank God for Neal Scott for taking the time to thank him.
Police get so much bad publicity if they make a human error.
It is nice to see a good thing acknowledged for a change.
Thanks for sharing it, Ron, if I run into him in Baytown, Ill have to tell him "Hi".

Alias    Posted 02-04-2005 at 07:00:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank you Ron. I never tire of reading good stuff about good people. Sure as heck beat the pants off that negative sensationalism put out by the media. I know you're proud of your nephew...gfp

Clipper    Posted 02-04-2005 at 06:50:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a fairly large hill on which the road leads up to and past my Shop. Cars running on gas fumes generally don't make it to the top. They end up walking to the Shop prepared to call AAA to bring gas for them.
I keep a 5 gallon can of gas outside the Shop for just such folks. I ask em only to drive the 1/10 of a mile to the local gas station (on the same road) and fill up the can for use by the next stranded motorist. My gas can has always come back to me full and folks drive off with a kind thought towards my thoughtfullness. :^)

AAA would take at least an hour to get to this location cuz the area is rural. Yeah, COUNTRY! :^)

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