We went through another six weeks of lawyers trying to teach us about laws. We learned a lot as each lawyer kept drilling us, but most important we learned that we have expert lawyers for every trouble or situation we can get into.
I want to thank everyone involved with these classes. I was asked by a friend if I learned anything about law. I said, "yes."
When I was a young boy, I remember a great judge we had. Some of the old timers will remember when he had a young fellow in his court. He asked the fellow, "how do you plead?"
"Not guilty, judge."
Judge replied, "You're guilty or you wouldn't be here."
Now I would like to tell you a true event that happened while I working for the Division of Highways. It is about a young trooper out of Elkins state police and why I respect them so much. This true event needs telling as one example out of hundreds of things the state police encounter every day.
There was a bad accident out on the highway and this young trooper went to investigate. When he saw what happened, he broke down because a small boy had been killed and he picked up the little fellow's shoes. He had a son about the same age at home.
This young trooper was a member of the church I went to. Later in church, he told us how that event affected him and there wasn't a dry eye there.
As long as we have state police we have nothing to fear and can sleep good at night.