GUILDERLAND — The New York State Police are trying to track down a woman who anonymously donated $1,000 to a trooper over the weekend.
Officer Christopher Manisalco was responding to a call near Oak Tree Lane in Guilderland, when he was approached by blonde woman, in her early to mid-40s, who asked if he was busy, according to a release from the State Police.
Manisalco told the woman that he had a few minutes, and she told him, “I always see you around, doing a good job, and wanted to say merry Christmas and thank you,” the release said.
The woman handed him a holiday card, which Manisalco accepted, thanked her, and then went back to work.
After his shift ended, Manisalco opened the card, and found $1,000 in cash inside.
By law, the State Police can’t accept the cash as a gift, and are looking for the woman so she can specifically identify where she would like the donation to go.
The police are asking for the public’s help in finding the anonymous donor, who, in addition to being blonde, is roughly 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and was possibly driving a blue or gray minivan.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the State Police in Latham at 783-3211.
— Anne Hayden