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Steven Hildreth Jr.: Tucson, Arizona man's post thanking officers after traffic stop goes viral


TUCSON, Ariz. - An Arizona man is thanking officers after he was recently stopped for a traffic offense.

Steven Hildreth Jr. of Tucson, Ariz., said on Facebook he was driving with a headlight out when a police officer turned around and followed him.

Hildreth said he knew he would be stopped and was already preparing for the interaction.

After he was stopped, the officer asked if he had any weapons. The man responded and said he did.

In the Facebook post, Hildreth goes into details about the stop and talks about how the officer respected him even though he “is a black man wearing a hoodie and strapped.”

The officer ended up giving the man only a verbal warning for the headlight and other violations.

He ends his post with: “Maybe if you treat police officers with respect, they will do the same to you. Police officers are people, too. By far and large, most are good people and they're not out to get you. I'd like to thank those two officers and TPD in general for another professional contact.”

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