On Thursday, Oct. 4, the rear tire on my pickup truck shredded, and I wound up on the berm of I-99.
Not five minutes went by when a state trooper pulled in behind me and offered assistance, as well as protection from the oncoming traffic.
The trooper put his lights on, and I managed to change my tire without the fear of being run over by a distracted motorist.
Thirty-five minutes later, I was on my way home. The trooper did not have to stop, but I sure am thankful that he did. It was nice to know that I was not there alone.
I would like to thank all state troopers for their dedication to public service, at times paying the ultimate price. The community and your neighbors have your full support.
Filip Cerny, Philipsburg