Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed praised a Sharjah Police officer who came to the aid of an elderly driver who broke down on a busy motorway.
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces said Sgt Ahmed Al Hammadi was an exemplary officer and public servant.
The patrolman came to the rescue of Zein Al Abideen, whose vehicle malfunctioned and came to a sudden halt on Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road in Sharjah last week.
The 12-lane highway is one of the busiest in the country and connects Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
"Being helpful and benevolent are values rooted in the UAE society," Sheikh Mohamed wrote.
"We praise what Ahmed Hassan Al Hammadi from Sharjah Police has done for the driver of the vehicle, who expressed with kind words his appreciation and gratitude.
"Al Hammadi is a model in this kind land. I thank them both and praise every person who loyally serves people and represents the values of their community."
Last week, Mr Al Abideen, who is from Sudan and has worked in the UAE for 25 years, called a Sharjah radio station to thank the officer publicly.
He was driving over a section of bridge when his engine suddenly stopped.
“Seconds later, the patrol car stopped to protect me from other vehicles on the road, then he [the officer] asked me how he can help,” he said.
“I swear that not more than a minute passed and the recovery vehicle arrived. The officer called over its driver, I didn’t know why, but I saw them speaking for few seconds."
The recovery vehicle driver told Mr Al Abideen that Sgt Al Hammadi had paid the cost of towing his car.
“Emiratis are made of this land’s soil, a soil that is mixed with mercy,” Mr Al Abideen said.
Al Hammadi joined the police force in 2009.
“What I have done is my duty,” he said in a Sharjah Police news release.
“I provided him with the help he needed. Providing help that would bring happiness to others is our duty,” he said.
Sgt Al Hammadi, who was reunited with Mr Al Abideen for a photograph at the weekend, was also praised by his force.
“Al Hammadi is an honourable model for police officers, and his act reflects our dedication to the job,” Sharjah Police chief Maj Gen Saif Al Shamsi said.
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi – a life of public service
The future Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed in the 1960s. Sheikh Hazza is now Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council. The Al Nahyan family is from Al Ain and has remained strongly connected to the Garden City. All pictures courtesy of National Archives
Sheikh Mohamed dressed in military uniform at the age of about 10, in the 1960s. Sheikh Mohamed has lived his entire life in the service of his country. Courtesy: National Archives
Sheikh Mohamed practises writing in March 1969. He was schooled in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, Rabat in Morocco and spent a summer at Gordonstoun in Scotland. Courtesy: National Archives
Sheikh Mohamed in class in March 1969. Courtesy: National Archives
Sheikh Mohamed gives the opening speech at the open day for Al Kindi Primary School in Abu Dhabi in April, 1971. Courtesy: National Archives
Sheikh Zayed with Sheikh Mohamed at the open day at Al Kindi Primary School in Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Mohamed's teacher, Mohamed Al Tamimi is standing behind him. Courtesy: National Archives
Sheikh Zayed, Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed, Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed in November, 1974. Courtesy: National Archives
The future Crown Prince cycles with relatives in the 1960s. Some of the National Archives images of Sheikh Mohamed have rarely been seen before. Courtesy: National Archives
Sheikh Mohamed enjoys a quiet moment in a garden in 1969. Courtesy: National Archives
Sheikh Zayed, the Founding Father and first President, with Sheikh Mohamed in October 1971, two months before the Union was formed. With their father now the country’s founding President, his sons found themselves increasingly in the public eye. Courtesy: National Archives
Sheikh Mohamed trains with a rifle at a military camp in Al Ain in the 1970s. Courtesy: National Archives
Sheikh Zayed congratulates Sheikh Mohamed after his graduation from the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, UK, after his return to Abu Dhabi on April 7, 1979. Courtesy: National Archives
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed on horseback in the 1960s. Courtesy: National Archives
Sheikh Zayed with three of his sons, Sheikh Mohamed, Sheikh Hamdan and Sheikh Hazza. Courtesy: National Archives
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed in August 1971. Courtesy: National Archives
An early photo of Sheikh Khalifa, with Sheikh Mohamed. Sheikh Khalifa is now President. Courtesy: National Archives
Lt Gen Sheikh Mohamed, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, at the graduation for non-commissioned officers at the Land Forces Non-commissioned Officer School on June 9, 1994. Courtesy: National Archives
In this striking photograph from March 18, 2003, Sheikh Mohamed inspects the UAE's forces in Kuwait. The Iraq war began that month. Courtesy: National Archives
Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Mohamed are known for their love of nature and animals. Here Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Mohamed attend the final of the Arabian Camel Festival at Al Wathba Racetrack on April 26, 1991. Courtesy: National Archives
Sheikh Mohamed is also known for his love of falcons. This shows him with one during a visit to Pakistan in 1970s. Courtesy: National Archives
Back in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed tends to a falcon at the Falconers Club. Courtesy: National Archives
Sheikh Mohamed introduces US President George W Bush to a falcon in Sweihan on January 14, 2008. Mr Bush was on a Middle East tour. Courtesy: National Archives
Sheikh Zayed with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai and Sheikh Mohamed. The three were attending 'The Arabs' Knight' operette, organised by the Equestrian Federation at the closing of the World Endurance Championship for horse racing at Zayed Sports City. Courtesy: National Archives
Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Mohamed at the wedding of Awaida Al Khaili in Al Ain on April 2, 2003. Courtesy: National Archives
Sheikh Khalifa with Charles, Prince of Wales, during a banquet hosted by the British ambassador to the UAE on March 15, 1989. Also present are Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Sheikh Surour bin Mohamed Al Nahyan and Ahmad Khalifa Al Suwaidi. Courtesy: National Archives
Sheikh Zayed with the Ruler of Umm Al Quwain, Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmad Al Mu'alla, and Sheikh Mohamed performing Umrah. Courtesy: National Archives
Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Mohamed in March, 1996. Courtesy: National Archives
Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Mohamed visit the Idex defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi in 2003. Sheikh Zayed passed away the following year. Courtesy: National Archives
King Mohammed VI of Morocco awards Sheikh Mohamed the Order of Muhammad First Class on March 17, 2015 in appreciation of the fraternal relationship between the UAE and Morocco. Courtesy: National Archives
Sheikh Zayed, King Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, Prince Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia and Sheikh Mohamed during annual Saudi military manoeuvres in Abha on June 27, 1979. Courtesy: National Archives
Sheikh Mohamed with British royal, Charles, Prince of Wales, at Abu Dhabi International Airport on February 21, 2014. Courtesy: Crown Prince Court - Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, with Queen Elizabeth II of the UK, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Sheikh Mohamed and UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi on November 25, 2010. Courtesy: Crown Prince Court - Abu Dhabi