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Date: July 18, 2015 at 1:31:52 PM MDT
Subject: Officer Nick Galeano

To whom it may concern,
On Friday 10 July, while riding my motorcycle on NF road 44 approx 8 miles north of El Rito, NM, I was involved in a single vehicle collision. This resulted in a fractured collar bone and fractured ribs. Officer Galeano met me in the ER at Espanola hospital and was polite, courteous and professional from the very beginning. He offered any assistance possible and truly went above and beyond in assisting me that evening. Officer Galeano offered to stay several hours after his shift was over in order to help my friend Sam and I load my motorcycle, which was still stranded north of El Rito, into the bed of my truck. Officer Galeano repeatedly asked with there was anything else he could help me with. Without officer Galeano’s help that evening, I’d never have been able to recover my motorcycle.

As it was, it was nearly midnight by the time we had everything loaded up and I know he had to be back on shift early the next day. All in all, officer Galeano served as an excellent representative of your agency and you should be proud to call him a colleague. I hope this letter of appreciation finds its way to both officer Galeano and his supervisor(s).

My sincerest gratitude,
Luke Mueller
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