NATCHITOCHES PARISH, LA (KSLA) - A Texas family says a Northwest Louisiana sheriff's detective has a heart of gold and they have a photograph to prove it.
The family of four were headed to Florida for vacation.
Then they had a blowout and became stranded Saturday afternoon on Interstate 49 north of Natchitoches.
Along came Natchitoches sheriff's Amber Shirley, who at the time was assigned to a special detail.
She, with the help of Louisiana State Police and Tony's Wrecker Service, got the family off the busy interstate.
Later that evening, the sheriff's office received a message from the family:
"Big thank you to the very professional and kind Detective Shirley today for helping my family safely get off the highway after a major tire blowout," says the note attributed to N. Buoni.
"Does Detective Shirley have a heart of gold?!? I think the picture says it all!"
In a Facebook post, the sheriff's office replied: "Yes she does, and we are proud to have Detective Shirley serving the citizens of Natchitoches Parish. Good job, Detective Shirley."
This is the second time in four days that a Natchitoches sheriff's deputy has been called out for doing a good deed.
A motorist involved in a similar breakdown lauded "Deputy Ruffin."