Law Enforcement Liaison
KDOT Law Enforcement Liaisons promote traffic safety programs and public information resources available to Kansas law enforcement agencies. They visit with law enforcement executives statewide emphasizing enforcement of occupant protection, drunk driving, and underage drinking laws.
David Corp retired as a Kansas Highway Patrol master trooper.
As the Senior LEL of the three, he works with communities generally
in the geographical areas shown in green.
David can be reached at:
(316) 250-9654 (cell)
(316 788-2065 (fax)
Terry Parks retired from the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Terry typically works with communities in the blue geographic area.
Terry can be reached at:
(785) 302-0151 (cell)
Bob Hamilton retired from the Johnson County Sheriff Office.
Bob primarily works with communities in the geographic area shown in gold.
Bob can be reached at:
(913) 558-9423 (cell)
PAY IT FORWARD by Dave Corp
Last spring, I was attending my niece’s high school graduation, and the keynote speaker inspired his audience by reminding everyone about the 2000 movie, Pay It Forward. In this movie, a 12 year old boy was challenged by his teacher to come up with a project that would change the world. The young man came up with the idea that if he did an act of kindness, the only thing he would ask in return is for the recipient do three acts of kindness and then ask their recipients to do three acts of kindness. One turns to three, three turns to nine, nine turns to twenty seven and … you get the idea. In the end, there were acts of kindness being done all over the world. You may be wondering what this movie has to do with traffic safety. Think about it; when someone is kind to you, doesn’t it make you feel more relaxed, and less confrontational towards others?
After the graduation, I was sitting in the parking lot waiting to pull out, when a lady showed an act of kindness by stopping to let me get into the flow of traffic. As I was traveling down the street, a vehicle in the passing lane in front of me turned on his turn signal, wanting to pull into my lane of traffic. I slowed down and let the gentleman into the lane. Again, this was an act of kindness; because the lady earlier had shown me kindness, I paid it forward. I can only hope the gentleman I showed an act of kindness did the same on down the road.
We are getting into the time of the year where life becomes hectic. Not only is school back into full swing, but we have economic worries, a presidential election, Thanksgiving, and Christmas to think about. It would be so easy to get so wrapped up in our everyday lives that we forget to slow down and perform those acts of kindness. Whether it is as simple as the lady that let me into the traffic flow, simply asking your passengers to buckle up, or as complex as getting the keys from an impaired driver, all are acts of kindness and have the potential of saving lives.
I hope each of you has a safe and happy holiday period, and remember: PAY IT FORWARD; you never know when your act of kindness may make a difference in preventing a crash and someone’s life could be spared.