SNAPPED: Wyoming hospitality; strangers help WHP officer change flat tire

WYOMING —Lieutenant Frye of the Wyoming Highway Patrol sent in a thank you to several Wyomingites who stopped and helped him change a tire on his patrol vehicle yesterday.

“As I was on patrol yesterday, I heard a pop from the right side of the vehicle. I began to slow down, and my tire pressure monitor confirmed what I suspected – I was getting a flat tire. I pulled over and set to work changing it. My jack twisted, and my patrol car slipped off of it. As I was using a backup jack I carry to rescue the first jack, I heard someone call out, ‘Sir, do you need any help? We have another jack,'”  Frye said in a Facebook post this morning.

“I looked behind me. Two cars had stopped on the service road adjacent to the interstate. I accepted their offer, and they got on the interstate to assist. In short order, with their assistance and their jack, we had my vehicle up, the spare tire on, and I was ready to be underway,” Frye said.

In the Facebook post, Lieutenant Frye expressed his gratitude toward the strangers and emphasized how this act of kindness reached beyond what it appeared on the surface.

“To these kind people who took time out of their day to assist me, many thanks to you. In a time where law enforcement in some parts of the country seems to be lacking support, I’m appreciative that isn’t the case in Wyoming,” said Frye.

“I view law enforcement, among other things, to be helpers. Sometimes even the helpers need help, and it’s great to know that Wyoming has people who will answer that call.”

About The Author

Buckrail @ Caroline

Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter who recently made Jackson home. Born and raised in Connecticut, she enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. She is most passionate about delivering and pursuing stories that directly impact the lives of individuals in the community. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.

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