How Rachel Maddow's Show Thanked Montana Law Enforcement Officials For Rescuing Bret Baier's Family

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Posted: Jan 24, 2019 8:10 AM
How Rachel Maddow's Show Thanked Montana Law Enforcement Officials For Rescuing Bret Baier's Family

Source: AP Photo/Steven Senne

MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” sent pizza to Montana law enforcement officials Wednesday as a thank you for rescuing Fox News anchor Bret Baier and his family after a serious car accident.

Sgt. Patrick McLaughlin from the Montana Highway Patrol shared photos of the kind gesture on Twitter. The note accompanying the pizza read: “To Trooper Velasquez and everyone at the Bozeman Highway Patrol with great respect for your rescue of Bret Baier and his family. From Bret’s friends at the Rachel Maddow Shot on MSNBC.”

McLaughlin thanked the show for “the thoughts.”

Baier followed up, letting the law enforcement officials know they would be having lunch courtesy of his show the following day.

“Thank you Sgt for sharing this from @MTHwyPatrol And thank you @maddow for sending. Very cool. The Fire DEPT and EMS is getting lunch on @SpecialReport tomorrow. They had 255 accidents to deal with in that area this weekend b/c of snow & ice #countyourblessings” he said on Twitter.

After the accident Maddow tweeted “Much love to you and your family, Bret. So sorry for your accident!”

Baier and his family were in Montana on a ski trip when they hit icy roads traveling to the airport in Bozeman.

“After a weekend of skiing with my wife and two boys in Montana, driving to the airport Monday morning on icy roads, we were involved in a major car crash. Thanks to a man driving by named Zach who stopped and helped, we were able to climb out of the flipped car. And thanks to the first responders and Montana Highway Patrol – we made it to the hospital quickly. We are very grateful to all of those who helped us out," Baier said in a statement Tuesday morning. "My advice to everyone is to always wear your seatbelt and to count your blessings everyday. I tweeted this out as we left the hospital banged up, but alive. — ‘Don’t take anything for granted – every day is a blessing and family is everything. It’s always good to remind yourself of that before something does it for you.’”