Hi - I just wanted to send a quick note to acknowledge Officer Brett Bailey for helping my friend and I after a tubing trip gone awry Sunday. We got lost and popped out of the trail very far from our car. He was kind enough to give us a ride (watermelon float and all) and went above and beyond also giving us water and advice for finding our friends we were separated from. I only moved to Austin 4 months ago and am happy to know there are police like him out there protecting and helping our community. Please pass along my appreciation!
My name is E and I'm emailing you because I'd like to officially commend Officer Bailey of the SW Unit. My friend M and I popped out of the woods on Sunday with an inflatable kayak and tube in town, having gotten lost trying to walk back to Barton Springs Pool. We were a 40 minute walk away. We saw Officer Bailey and flagged him down to request a ride. Not only did he agree to bring us back, but he waited in traffic to bring us right to our car, provided us bottled water, and gave us some tips on how to locate the rest of our group. I really appreciated him taking the time to deal with our low-level request and sharing his concern for us. I think Officer Bailey deserves official recognition through whatever internal process is in place, and wanted to share my comments to help make that happen. Keep up the good work Officer Bailey, we appreciated you.