Rather than issuing this college student a speeding ticket, one Wisconsin cop went above and beyond his call of duty by ensuring he was properly dressed for his presentation.
On Nov. 30, 2016, Trevor Keeney, a student from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, was all dressed up in his nice white button-up shirt and gray suit for an important presentation. There was only one slight issue—he didn’t know how to tie his purple necktie.
So, he drove to his friend’s house, hoping to seek assistance; however, his friend wasn’t at home.
Realizing he was running late for the presentation, he sped toward his campus in Menomonie.
However, before Keeney could get to class, he was pulled over by Officer Martin Folczyk of the Menomonie Police Department for speeding.
Folczyk noticed Keeney’s BMW speeding down 8th Street and 13th Avenue.
Keeney hopped out of his car, explaining to Folczyk, “I have to get a tie tied. I have a presentation and I thought my buddy was home but he’s not, and I’m running behind.”
“He knows how to tie ties, and I honestly don’t know how to,” Keeney added.
Luckily, Keeney met a sympathetic policeman.
Folczyk asked for his tie, then slipped it around his own neck.
“While I do this, why don’t you grab your proof of insurance and driver’s license quick?” Folczyk said.
Folczyk loosely tied the tie on his neck and handed it to Keeney.
“Probably not the best knot, but it will work,” Folczyk said.
“Better than what I was going to do,” Keeney replied. “Thank you so much.”
Folczyk proceeded to check Keeney’s paperwork.
After completing his duty, he noticed the young man’s tie was a bit short on the front. Seeing this, he took the tie back and re-tied it.
“Looks good,” Folczyk said. “All right, man, slow it down.”
“Will do,” Keeney answered. “Thank you.”
Eventually, Keeney walked away with a verbal warning, a tied necktie, and a heart filled with gratitude.
To top it off, he went on to receive 92 percent for his presentation, according to ABC News.
This special interaction between the understanding police officer and the college student was all captured on the dash cam in Folczyk’s patrol car. The Menomonie police chief, who later saw the footage, invited Keeney to the police station for a necktie lesson.
“I went back and met with him for about 30 minutes, and he taught me!” Keeney told ABC News. “It was cool.”
Are you impressed by Folczyk’s kind gesture? We think he is simply awesome!
“This cop is a legend. A true human at heart. Every other cop should learn a lesson from this cop when it comes to treating people humanely,” one YouTube user wrote.
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In 1892, he helped a struggling college student. 27 years later—what goes around comes around.