Charlotte County deputy commended for helping woman whose car stopped on I-75

A sheriff’s deputy in Charlotte County went above and beyond the call of duty when he helped a mother and daughter get home safely after the pair had car trouble.

Sandra Stubblefield wants to share how grateful she is to Casey Kloer who made sure she and her daughter were safe.

Stubblefield and her daughter recently found themselves stuck on the side of the road on I-75 with a damaged front bumper at 2 a.m.

“I wasn’t sitting too long before I seen headlights, you know, like a cop’s lights on his car flashing from the middle lane,” Stubblefield said.

It was Kloer.

“He said, ‘are you okay?’ And I said, well, we just hit the truck tire that’s back there,” Stubblefield said.

A family friend who lives in Lehigh Acres was on the way to help.

Stubblefield expected Kloer to just park nearby and wait.

“He got down on his back and was trying to use the crowbar to break off like the front piece of my fender had tucked up in under the car,” Stubblefield said.

Stubblefield lives in Southwest Florida and that’s why Kloer was so helpful.

“It felt very important to just treat her like I would want somebody to treat my loved one,” Kloer said.

Stubblefield said Kloer didn’t have to get on the ground. She contacted the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office to report the good deed. Kloer will get a note in his personnel file.

“He did not have to get under my car. And it just meant so much that his focus and his priority was, I just want to get you guys home safely.”

 

Reporter:Erika Jackson
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