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Military Family: Great Help Along I-25

Rex Mitchell, who recently retired from the U.S. Air Force, e-mailed CDOT recently to say thanks for help his wife received on I-25 near Larkspur when their vehicle had a tire blowout.  He wrote, in part:

"I would like to say 'thank you' to a gentleman named Roger for stopping to help my wife on August 13.  Roger stopped to see if he could help.  He took the spare off the car, jacked up the car, and tried to change the spare.  Unfortunately, it didn't fit, so he waited until I arrived.  I want to tell CDOT leadership that this program you have to help stranded drivers is an outstanding program.  Thanks again for your help, Roger!"

Roger Swiger (TM-II, Patrol 24 at Castle Rock, Denver Maintenance Section 5,Region 1) and his co-worker, TM-I Brian Fabian, responded to the scene.  "Mr. Mitchell's wife, daughter, and six-week-old grandchild were in the car," Swiger recalled.  "They were very nice people."

Swiger said the members of Patrol 24 help motorists along I-25 in the area south of Castle Rock fairly frequently.  "It's a busy stretch of freeway," he said.  "We're glad to help whenever we can."

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