IDAHO -- An Idaho Grandmother got a speeding ticket with her grand kids in the back seat. However, instead of getting upset, she wrote the state trooper a thank you note.
Tana Baulmer was heading on vacation to Yellow Stone for a wedding when she got a little behind schedule. She wanted to get to Yellow Stone as fast as she could so her grand kids could see Old Faithful.
The problem, she was going too fast and got pulled over. Trooper Mike Nielson clocked Baulmer going 20 miles over the speed limit. That's why she was so surprised how respectful Trooper Nielson was to her and her grand kids.
"He was giving the kids stickers and little sheriffs badges," Baulmer said. "He was just really nice to them, and I thought that it was kind of nice just because then the four-year-old wasn't scared."
Nielson said he always has stickers on hand and that he treats people he interacts with on the job the way he would want his family to be treated.
"Kids are always really inquisitive when the guy with the big hat walks up to their car on the side of the highway," Nielson said. "So sometimes they are a little nervous."
Baulmer also got a sticker, a $150 ticket.