I live for videos like these. A lot of people, myself included, give police officers are hard time, so it’s easy to forget that about 90% of them are just regular dudes, trying to do the right thing. I don’t think the notion that most police officers are just dudes trying to do what’s right has ever been truer than it is in this video. To me, it’s simplicity of this video that makes it so excellent. We’ve all had to learn how to tie a tie, and we’ve all been in a rush to someplace important, so I can only imagine the crushing stress of combining that too. Luckily for this student, this cop was here to do his job: do the right thing.
Via the YouTube description:
A University of Wisconsin-Stout student pulled over for speeding last month near campus was rushing to give a presentation and didn’t know how to tie his necktie. According to the Menomonie Police Department, Officer Martin Folczyk spotted the student’s BMW speeding down 8th Street at 8:55 a.m. on the morning of Nov. 30 and initiated the stop. “I have to get a tie tied,” the driver said. “I have a presentation and I thought my buddy was home but he’s not, and I’m running behind.”
Before asking for his license and insurance, the officer asked the student for his tie, then loosely tied it around his own neck before handing it back. “While I do this, why don’t you grab your proof of insurance and your driver’s license real quick,” Officer Folczyk said. “Probably not the best knot, but it will work.” “Better than what I was going to do,” the student said. “Thank you so much.” The student was given a verbal warning.
After seeing the video of the traffic stop, the police chief invited the driver back to the police station and taught him to properly tie his own tie.