This Man Wrote A Letter To Thank The Police Officer Who Gave Him A DUI

This Man Wrote A Letter To Thank The Police Officer Who Gave Him A DUI

Angela Markus

Many say it. “What’s the harm, I got home safely and no one was hurt?” Just because you made it home safely while driving under the influence, does not mean it was the right decision. When putting those keys in the ignition and driving away after drinking you are not only putting your life at risk but the lives of all those people you come across while driving. Having a driving record with that offense can create a world of problems.

But one Georgia man actually thanked a Tyrone Police Officer for making a DUI arrest.

According to the police report, the man was driving on a highway while in a turning lane.  Instead of making a right onto the street, the driver went straight running off the road. The man was then arrested by Sgt. Jacob Collins for DUI.

Drunk Driving


Months later, Tyrone Police Chief Brandon Perkins received a letter from the man, thanking Sgt. Collins for arresting him.

The letter reads “I was severely intoxicated. He saved my life and the lives of others and I truly appreciate his actions and his efforts.” The Chief explained to local news that his department receives thank you’s for changing a tire, solving a crime, good things, but never a thank you letter from someone who has been arrested.”



With all of the negativity surrounding officers lately, this thank you letter highlights the great that officers do each and every day. The chief said, “This is kind of a testament to what law enforcement does every day. Our job is to go out and make sure people are safe, that is what Collins was doing that night and the end result was the driver is safe.”

The police also mentioned that writing such a letter requires unbelievable personal strength. We agree!

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