Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, AG Investigators, and the Unified Police Department teamed up just before Christmas to spread some holiday spirit and to give back to the community. Over two dozen Utahns were pulled over for real traffic violations, but instead of receiving a ticket, they received cash, gift certificates, and other prizes, much to the delight and relief of the drivers.
Attorney General Reyes came up with the idea after he’d seen similar pranks done by other agencies on YouTube. “We’ve got law enforcement men and women who really care beyond just being great professionals, they’re human beings and they want to lift people,” said Attorney General Reyes.
This is the second year the Attorney General’s Office and the Unified Police Department have joined together for what is now becoming their favorite tradition.
Check out the coverage below:
KUTV: Orem police give out gifts instead of tickets
ABC 4: Operation Giveback
. @SeanReyesUT @UTHighwayPatrol @UPDSL @UtahAG @dmoreno274 cambiaron las MULTAS por REGALOS!! historia completa en Facebook de @univision32 //Say NO to tickets, say YES to PRESENTS this is how Utah officer gave back to the community… full story on Facebook. pic.twitter.com/u79CpF2G4s
— Lester Rojas (@lrojas288) December 29, 2018
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