Woman thanks cops for giving husband seat belt ticket

crashed truck

 (Georgetown Police Department)

A woman credited a month-old seat belt ticket for saving her husband's life this morning in Delaware.

The Georgetown Police Department in Delaware received a message thanking one of their officers for writing a seat belt ticket that would encourage her husband to wear it.

She said her husband's vehicle was hit head-on in Smyrna, Del. on his way to work, resulting in his truck being totaled. However, he would escape the crash with only "bruises and swelling."

His first words to her at the hospital were, "I have to call that officer and say thank you," according to the woman.

"I'm saying thank you, also, because I believe that it saved his life, today. We've been married for 27 years. We're raising 2 of our grandchildren. I need him," she wrote.

"This is why we do what we do," Georgetown Police posted to Facebook.

This story first appeared on Fox 5 DC.