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Boston police officer targets driver just to tell him how great his license plate is

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Getting the attention of the police is usually seen as an unhappy experience, but for one Boston driver, it was awesome.

Boston police officer was so affected by a license plate he spotted that he pulled up to the car to tell the driver.

The officer had been thinking about a statue of Martin Richard that had just been unveiled at Bridgewater State University.  Richard was the 8-year-old killed in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, and a picture had circulated of him, after the tragedy, holding a hand-drawn sign asking for peace. When the officer suddenly spotted a car with a license plate that simply said “PEACE,”  he just had to let the driver know what he thought about it.

Martin Richard statue at Bridgewater State.
Martin Richard statue at Bridgewater State.

“I was so impressed by the plate, I had to tell the operator. So, I pulled up next to the car and, before the operator could say anything, I said to him, ‘Listen, you’re not in trouble, I just wanted to tell you that I love your license plate,’” the officer said, according to a post on the Boston Police Department’s Facebook page.

“Why peace?” the officer asked.

“Why not?” the man, in his early sixties, responded.

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Posted by Boston Police Department (Official) on Thursday, October 1, 2015

Carmine Sabia


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