Kansas mom gets Mother's Day card instead of speeding ticket

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PLAINVILLE, Kan. (KAKE) -

A Kansas mother was moved by an officer's gesture when he pulled her over for speeding on Mother's Day.

Brenda Otto said she was sick and had left work early to get some rest. During her two-hour drive home, she was pulled over for speeding in Plainville.

She said she has also forgot her license at home.

"He came back and asked what the hurry was," Otto said in a message to KAKE News. "I told him what happened -- how sick I was, no sleep and yes, I was speeding and I'm sorry. All I cared about was a bed."

Otto said the officer explained the severe consequences of speeding and not having her driver's license with her. 

"He said, 'We have 2 options here. I could give you tickets for all these infractions ... I can give you this.'"

The card says, "You are a special mother, and that's the reason why we simply couldn't let a time like Mother's Day go by without a loving message especially to say how very much you mean to us today and every day."

It was signed, "From the Plainville Police Dept."

"I saw the card, looked at it and thanked him and almost cried on the spot," Otto said. 

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