Reader Mail: Thank you, Hoboken PD!
Here’s a feel-good story about how the Hoboken Police can go out of their way to help others.
“I wanted to let you know about a very good experience I had with the Hoboken Police and I figure they could always use a little thank you.
I had driven my one year old to the emergency room at HUMC (St Marys) at around 10pm. As a side note, I have been there 4 times now with my son (he has severe asthma attacks) and have been extremely happy with the staff in the emergency room, and in the pediatric ward each time. I was also sick on this particular occasion, suffering from an eye infection that had flared up suddenly. My son was treated and discharged at about 4am but by this stage my eye infection meant that I could hardly see out of my eye, and add that to sleep deprivation and I decided it was not wise to drive home again, despite it being less than a mile. I debated calling a car service, which I hate to do since it means my child is unrestrained and then noticed a patrol car parked outside the emergency room.
I asked the policeman if he would mind driving my son and I home. He said that he had been called to collect an elderly patient but he would quickly drive them home and then come back for us. Within 5 minutes he was back and then dropped us off home, making sure my son and I were safely inside before driving away. I was such a tired, bedraggled mess that I am not even sure I properly thanked him but I still remember the kindness to a frazzled mommy every time I see a patrol car around town. My husband, who had been away at the time jokes that this should be the ONLY time his wife and son arrive home in a police car, luckily the neighbors were all sleeping!
We will definitely be reinforcing that part of the story to our son during his teenage years.”