“I want to thank you for the work you are doing to better the conditions for police officers all over Texas. I especially appreciate the zeal in which your organization has taken toward the bill Tommy Smith. I now understand that we were a little late in the game for the ideal situation for bringing this to pass, but without hesitation your reaction was to do what was best for the officers of Texas. Thank you all for the hospitality I was shown while getting the opportunity to participate in Austin this week. It was a learning experience and one that will be dear to me when I reflect on my career accomplishments.
“I was so impressed with the organization, I joined and spread the word throughout my 99% CLEAT department. I know your actions this week were not for recruitment, but for what was best for officers and I really appreciate the professionalism and non-CLEAT bashing. Now that I am a member of TMPA if there is ever anything I can do to help the organization or other officers around the state, please don’t hesitate to ask.”