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Kudos to Redmond police officer | Letter

I am a disabled, wheelchair-bound resident from Federal Way.

On Dec. 19, I made an excursion from where I live to Redmond city center to conduct business with REI. Once my business was completed, I left the store in my wheelchair. Due to my poor night vision, I soon became disoriented and lost. When I realized that I was not traveling in the right direction, I realized that I needed help.

I decided to telephone 911 for help. I was told to stay put and I did. Minutes later, Redmond Police Department officer Davin Alsin appeared. I explained my circumstances to officer Alsin and he offered me a ride in his patrol car to the Redmond Transit Center. I accepted. Upon arrival at the transit center, the #545 was just about to pull away. The officer parked in front of the bus and advised the driver that he had a handicapped person to board his bus.

I attempted to make a donation to the Redmond police. Officer Alsin said he couldn’t take any money. I said I would write a thank you letter for my appreciation. The bus driver waited and I boarded the bus. I made it to my transfer bus #578 bus in less than a minute. Subsequently, I was able to catch my last bus home.

I am so grateful that officer Alsin had the compassion to expedite me to the transit center. If he had not, I would not have had a bus ride home. I thank the department and officer Alsin for your outstanding help for a handicapped, wheelchair victim.

Greg Hansen, Federal Way



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