GUILDERLAND, N.Y. - A New York State Trooper was on a routine call in the town of Guilderland when he was approached by an unknown woman who handed him a card with $1,000 cash as a "thank you."
On Sunday, Trooper Christopher Maniscalco was answering a complaint on Oak Tree Lane in Guilderland when the woman approached him and asked if he was busy. He responded that he had a few moments and the woman proceeded to tell him, "Trooper I always see you around, doing a good job and wanted to say Merry Christmas and thank you."
The woman handed him a holiday card, then Trooper Maniscalco thanked the woman and went back to his call.
After his shift, Trooper Maniscalco remembered the card and opened it.
Inside the card was a quote and $1,000 cash.
By law, the State Police cannot accept such a gift, and need the woman to identify specifically where she would like the donation to go.
State Police are asking for the public's help in identifying this woman, in hopes of directing her donation and to thank her for her generous gift.
She is described as a woman in her early to mid 40s, blonde hair, 5'8, possibly driving a blue/gray minivan.
If you know the woman, or made the donation, you are asked to contact SP Latham at 518-793-3211.