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The ambulance crew decided Purmort needed to go to a hospital.
“I asked him if he wanted me to park it for him, and he said he doesn’t drive, he just takes the bus,” Severson said.
“I figured we’d park it for him. I didn’t think he’d remember where the car was, so I just wrote a quick note so that when he found his keys, he’d know where his car was,” Severson said.
If the original story about Nora Purmort’s posting of thanks hadn’t made the paper and the roll call question hadn’t followed, “I wouldn’t have thought twice about it,” the officer said.
It had taken him all of 10 seconds to write the note, which has led to a bit of teasing for the officer over his penmanship.
“Yeah, it’s kind of atrocious there,” Severson admitted, laughing. “I did not make my kindergarten teacher proud. If I knew it was going to be put in the paper and on the Internet, I would have taken a couple more seconds and concentrated.”
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