Veteran couple thanks Killeen Police Department

Posted at 3:01 PM, Mar 03, 2017
and last updated 2018-11-03 15:19:48-04

People were outside of Killeen Police Headquarters Friday morning with signs, but it wasn't a protest - it was a thank you.

Veterans Jeremy Assmus and his fiance Abigail Ruiz said the idea came to them after watching the negative responses to the 300 or so speeding tickets Killeen Police issued Thursday.

All morning, people drove by waving, honking and sometimes even pulling over to take a picture of the couple with their "thank you" signs. 

"I know how important it is to put your life on the line for something you believe in, and every single day the police department, they do that. They do that every single moment they're at work. Even when they're not at work, they're putting themselves in danger. And I just want to say thank you," Assmus said. 

The Chief of Police and other officers went out to thank Jeremy and Abigail. 

The couple says they encourage others to always thank any first responder you might come across throughout your day because it goes a long way. 

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