Letter: Public ‘safety’ officer’s actions bordered on cruelty

Editor:

As I was about to enter Hwy 89A at Page Spring Road on my way to work last week, I noticed a very pregnant woman carrying a toddler exiting the north bound lane of the freeway on foot.

Because she was not dressed for cold weather I stopped to check on her welfare. She stated that she had driven to Sedona to take her husband to work and was stopped by the police due to an unpaid citation on her vehicle.

She said that she showed the officer her paid documentation but the information was not in his computer so he chose to have the vehicle towed.

She asked if she could stay in the vehicle until she could get a ride from a family member from Camp Verde. The officer refused and had a tow truck take the vehicle leaving the woman and the child on the side of the road. I had some blankets in my car and stayed with to woman until her family member arrived.

This situation was uncalled for, was heartless and could have ended in disaster. I am very disappointed that a public SAFETY officer was so thoughtless. I hope this is an aberration among our Verde Valley police officers.

Nancy Crawford

Cornville

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