Georgia Woman Thanks Police Officer for Giving Her a Speeding Ticket

PHOTO: Alpharetta Department of Public Safety posted this image to Facebook on Sept. 4, 2015.Alpharetta Department of Public Safety/Facebook
Alpharetta Department of Public Safety posted this image to Facebook on Sept. 4, 2015 with this caption: "Earlier today one of our officer's stopped a young lady due to a traffic violation. Upon receiving a citation the young lady signed it and told the officer, "thank you". As he started to walk off she handed him a note and then drove away without saying anything else. Attached is the note."

It's probably not often that a police officer gets a "thank you" from someone who was issued a speeding ticket.

But that's what happened to one member of the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety in the Atlanta suburb, ABC affiliate WSB-TV reported.

According to the department, one of its officers stopped a young woman for a traffic violation. She signed the citation and thanked the officer.

As the officer started walking away, the woman then handed him a note and drove off.

The department posted what it said was the woman's handwritten note to its Facebook page. It read:

"Mr. Officer,

"Shame on me for speeding. There is a lot of publicity (negative) about police officers and your job is very dangerous. I want you to know that my family and I feel very blessed to be protected by wonderful people like you. So Thank You!

"Caring Alpharetta resident!"