DENVER — A random note left stuffed into a police squad car in Denver by a woman from San Jose set off a nationwide search for the person who left it, giving thanks to police everywhere.
“I just wanted to say thank you to the long blue line who protect and serve us all,” said Lauren Talbert, the author of the note. “I was raised in a very religious home, and our pastor always said just do something nice for one and other.”
Her random note left just before Easter touched a nerve with many. Everyone was looking for “Lauren,” the only clue left on the torn-paper note.
We worked with news crews in California and somehow were able to track down the young woman, who works in Denver as a nanny.
Her random act of kindness was met with thanks by Lt. Dik Kushdilian, who works in District 4.
“I had no clue, when I spotted the note,” said Kushdilian. “I thought it was a note saying I had cut someone off or failed to use my turn signal or something, but when I read it, the note was so sweet and kind.”
The random note case now solved, even crews in California wanted to see the woman who knows the way to San Jose, and hear why she bothered to leave the note, praising the work of slain San Jose officer Mike Johnson, who was shot and killed last month.
“I can’t say enough about how much we owe to the troops in blue, who help us all!” said Talbert.