Open Letter to the People of Pueblo and the Police Department:
During a recent trip from Santa Fe to Boulder, we were involved in a minor fender-bender. Unfortunately that accident was in the construction zone on I-25 and traffic was merging and backed up badly. It took a little while for the police to arrive due to the traffic jam. Office Patrick O. Fleming and an associate arrived and handled the situation with a calm, friendly and professional approach that reduced the anxiety and stress. It was as thought we found a friend in the mist of what seemed like chaos to us. If I ever need police help again, I hope the one that comes is like Officer Fleming. You are probably saying "You did not get a ticket". That would be wrong. My brother was driving, but yes we did get a ticket.
I have not had many dealings with the police but Officer Fleming was far from the stereotype so often portrayed in the media.
He was most courteous. I am glad that the Pueblo Police Department has found men like Officer Fleming.
The Pueblo Police Department would like to commend Officer Flemming for his fine representation of the City of Pueblo and the Pueblo Police Department.