Trooper Looks In Parked Car And Observes The Unexpected.
A Hectic Day
The whizzing and beeping sounds of the motorway traffic was consistent and loud. Jeriah closed both of his eyes and covered his ears with his hands. Sweat beads were running down his forehead and his tongue felt like sandpaper. It was overwhelming. Charlie patted Jeriah's head and her hands were left wet from the sweat. Jeriah screamed and forced his eyes to close as hard as he could, then the red and blue lights appeared behind their car.
A Bunch Of Bad Apples
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Adam Klimek, a state trooper in South Carolina, has had plenty of odd days. From directing traffic to issuing citations to high-speed car chases, and accidents, Klimek was certainly familiar with the unexpected happenings. Like most police officers, Klimek has received plenty of negative attention from the Internet and bad stories about cops. But was he in the same basket as the other bad apples?
Grateful For Waking Up
Adam Klimek / Facebook
Just like every other morning, Klimek put on his assigned uniform. And just like every other morning, he gave thanks for waking up that day. Being a cop may be a dangerous job, but Klimek was proud that he was able to protect others. There have been times where Klimek was is fear for his life, and other days when he question whether or not he was in the right profession. But he never expected this call to come through to him.
A Determined Man
South Carolina Dept of Public Safety / Facebook
If someone wants to join the police academy they must have a high school diploma, and more recently, a bachelor's degree. Klimek trained for three months to get into the police force. In the last 10 years, more than 1,500 police officers have been killed, and 129 of them were killed in just 2017 alone. But Klimek refused to let that stop him from pursuing his dreams.
A Distressed Call
Charlie Lee / Facebook
It was a blazing hot day in September, and Klimek had just received a call about a woman stranded on Highway 170. It was peak traffic time and her SUV was stranded with no sign of help coming. But she sounded a bit more stressed than necessary. Klimek was the first to arrive on the scene. Was she running late? Did she need to get to a meeting? Was she hiding something from the police?
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