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Meet the highway cop with a Thai heart of gold - using his own money to help motorists in distress

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Meet the highway cop with a Thai heart of gold - using his own money to help motorists in distress

 

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Picture: Workpoint TV

 

CHIANG MAI: -- Workpoint TV caught up with a Thai highway cop who they said has a true heart of gold.

 

For not only does he do his duties well with a smile, he also runs an emergency repair shop for motorists and bike riders who have nowhere to turn.

 

The news media said that many people these days have nothing but bad things to say about the highway cops - but Tossaphon Panyasu was bucking the trend.

 

He is a cop in the Mae Taeng area of Chiang Mai. He has used his own money to set up an emergency repair shop kitted out with 20 kinds of car tires, bike tires and crucial spare parts.

 

One sign says he will change rear lights that are malfunctioning for "the sake of life".

 

He also has a jerrycan of benzene handy for emergency top ups.

 

Most of the people he helps have nowhere else to go at night and would be stuck without his timely intervention.

 

Tossaphon said it has cost him 50,000 baht so far but he doesn't mind. He doesn't worry about the money - he just cares about the public.

 

And besides the smiles of the people are his reward, he doesn't need anything else.

 

Tossaphon proudly showed the media around. Two things in particular caught their attention - a lovely clean toilet for the public to use while they wait or if they are caught short and letters of appreciation from members of the public.

 

One was gushing in thanks for the kindly officer.

 

Yes, Thai-ness is alive and kicking in the golden heart of officer Tossaphon of the Chiang Mai highway police.

 

Source: Workpoint TV

 
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yellowboat    5,400

Too bad he is not on the reform committee.  Imagine they would need some roll models like this fine gentleman.   

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Classic Ray    622

So who is looking after the public, the job he is paid to do, while he is being a part-time mechanic? He would have done better to arrange a rota of local repair shops available to be called out at night, like they do in every other country. Just as so many police officers do in this country, he is running a business instead of doing his job.

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lvr181    1,832
3 minutes ago, Classic Ray said:

So who is looking after the public, the job he is paid to do, while he is being a part-time mechanic? He would have done better to arrange a rota of local repair shops available to be called out at night, like they do in every other country. Just as so many police officers do in this country, he is running a business instead of doing his job.

Oh ye of little faith......................

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hotchilli    480
2 hours ago, dotpoom said:

I'm afraid this appears to me to be not as positive a story as it is meant to be.

   He has laid out about 50,000 Bt. so far in being a good samartian. I assume most of the people he has helped would be Thai and it does not speak too well of them.....have they not shown their grattitude with more than a "thank you".

   I know for sure if it were me on the receiving end of having been helped out in those awful circumstances, .......after rising up from kissing his feet, I would insist on him accepting componsation......as much as I could afford.

I'm presuming you are a farang... who would I'm sure pay for any assistance, however when it comes to gratitude or compensation most Thais develop deep pockets and very short arms!

A quick inexpensive "wai" and off into the distance.

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