Edmontonian Kurt Thomas was pulled over by the EPS & recorded the whole thing.
On Thursday, July 7, just after 11:00 PM, Kurt Thomas drove by an Edmonton Police Service officer going a little too fast. As to be expected, he was pulled over.
Before the officer came back around after asking for his license and registration, Thomas decided to turn on the video recorder on his smartphone; for his own safety. What he experienced with the officer came as a surprise.
The officer, who remains unknown, came back with a bit of a humorous attitude, asking Thomas “I got a question for ya. How do you like this car… other than right now?”
After the officer asked that question, Thomas went on to say that “Oh, to be honest, it’s a great vehicle.” They continued discussing Thomas’ Range Rover for a little over a minute.
Without further ado, here is that video:
With the video status above, Thomas wrote:
So ironically enough, I was just pulled over by the EPS police tonight for speeding on my way home from work…this is how it went down, you might be a little surprised. After this week I sure as hell was.Kurt Thomas
Thomas, like many of us, has been following the many tragic events that have been occurring between black people and police officers in the United States for quite some time.
Shortly after receiving his ticket, Thomas went on to record a second video. In this one, he takes a few minutes to inform his viewers that “That is the way it’s supposed to be done. That is how a police officer is supposed to do their job.”
Thomas was beginning to lose all of his faith in police across the globe. “I saw all these guys [police] as nothing more than legal gangsters.”
Thomas is heard in the video below saying, “That is a dude that did his job exceptionally well. He deserves a raise, he deserves a promo. He deserves something.”
Here is his video of praise to the EPS officer:
That is how REAL POLICING IS DONE! I’m alive and well! I’ve never posted a video on Facebook before but I had to say something quick because this officer honestly restored a little bit of my faith in police and humanity as a whole.Kurt Thomas
Thomas writes: #EPS, thank you for the exceptional service.
The following day, Thomas, a proud Canadian, writes:
We love seeing videos and reading stories of this nature. If you know of anyone that experienced something similar, please send them our way so we can cover their stories. We love to support positive policing and other great experiences in Edmonton.
As of this posting, Thomas’ videos have been viewed roughly 13,700 & 2,500 times respectfully.
Thomas, thank you for sharing these videos with the world.
This article was written by Jody Mitoma.