Eufaula police officer stops vehicle, helps transport balloons

Eufaula police officer stops vehicle, helps transport balloons

EUFAULA, AL (WTVM) - Getting pulled over by the police usually results in a warning, a citation, or even an arrest.

For one vehicle stopped by an officer with the Eufaula Police Department, though, it lead to something completely different.

On Friday, April 17 an officer patrolling the south side of the city noticed a vehicle driving a little slower than usual on U.S. Highway 431.

What caught the officer's attention were the two large bunches of blue and white balloons floating outside the passenger window.

The vehicle had to drive slowly or risk losing the balloons; however, it created a hazard in an area with a speed limit of 65 miles per hour.

After stopping the vehicle, the officer learned they were heading towards Quitman County High School in Georgetown, Ga. to recognize two students who had received college scholarships.

Instead of writing them a citation, the officer helped them transport the balloons by loading some of them into his police car.

"We are proud to have helped the vehicle occupants accomplish their goal safely and proud of the Quitman HS students because community policing means community partnership," stated the


The police department would also like to thank the Sheriff's Department for stopping and assisting as well.

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