Hello Supervisor and Officer Adam Curvin,
My husband and I wanted to say a very big THANK YOU to Senior Police Officer, Adam Curvin # 7414. On Saturday, February 11, 2017, my husband was on his way out of town on east bound Highway 71, just before Riverside Drive. He had a blow out on his outside (facing traffic) 31 foot RV Trailer. Being pulled behind his Pick Up Truck. He called me shortly after leaving home. He said he had a blow out and people were not paying attention to the orange safety cones he had put out. So I left home and pulled up behind him with my flashers on. I right away called Road Side Assistance on the back of our drivers license. It was only about 6 PM on Saturday, 2/11/17, but they were all busy. I got re-routed to 911. I told the operator it was important someone, a police officer, a tow truck, or someone came out to help. My husband was trying to change the outside tire (traffic side) and the cars were wizzing past him really fast. The lady on other end could tell I was upset and stressed out. I was very concerned my husband might get hit by one of the speeding cars. She said they would do their best to get someone out as soon as possible. I don't know the exact time, but it was before sun set, so must have been 6:20 or so....I noticed a police car, Officer Curvin pulled up behind me. Thank Goodness help was there to assist. He got out and right away went to help and assist my husband. Something was wrong with the lug nuts so neither one of them could get the flat tire off. But Officer Curvin did tell us to drive very slowly, take the next exit and get the vehicles off of Highway 71. So we did as he told us and he followed behind us with his lights flashing, as we drove about 15 or 20 miles per hour. We pulled off by a hotel parking lot and it was a lot safer here. We were happy to be off the side of the Highway and at a hotel parking lot. We all shook hands - and I even gave Officer Curvin a hug and said THANK YOU & God Bless YOU...IT was at this time, I then informed him that a very dear friend of ours, Diane Leija had been a Sgt at the APD for 20 years, she had recently retired. I personally have known Diane since 1986, we worked together at LCRA for many years and have remained friends ever since. Officer Curvin said he knew and he worked with both Diane Leija and her husband Joe Leija, also an APD officer. They both have since retired. As Officer Curvin was assisting my husband I texted Diane that he was there to help us. I showed him the text from her where she said " Tell Adam he better take care of my sister, LOL." We all had a good laugh and as Officer Curvin drove off, the last text I got from my friend Diane was that "he'll help you out - he's a good man." I wanted Officer Curvin's Supervisor to know how helpful and friendly he was. We realize it's a Saturday night and y'all are very busy with more important things than people being broken down on the side of the road. We truly appreciate his time and even as he said, "Ma'am I am just doing my job." He was polite and friendly and helpful and put my mind to ease that he was there to help us. Thank you for having such a fine man working for APD and please keep up the good work. I have since talked with my friend Diane and explained all this to her...plus the fact that it was my birthday also that same day - so it was hectic and upsetting, but Officer Curvin came to the rescue and helped a serious matter get taken care of by getting us off the busy highway 71. God Bless All of you APD Officers for the hard job you do. We realize a lot of people do not appreciate the police officers, and that is a real shame. But I can tell you that my husband and I have always been thankful and respectful for y'all and the hard job you do each day and night.