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Old 05-15-2019, 02:30 PM
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I know some of you have a serious authority problem but hey, it's your life so whatever.
Figure it out and get some help, you may just end up enjoying life.

Anyways, After having another extremely BAD, BAD day $$$$$$$.
Side of my F350 ends up with about $4K worth of damages to the bed.
Yep, entire bed it going to need replaced and painted.
NOT happy about that.

On the way home, I'm not paying attention, minds off in LaLa land, go to pass a car.
Low and behold our neighborhood LEO is sitting in the media.
Yes I just STOMPED on the gas wanting to get home and take a shower to relax.
Needless to say I couldn't safely pass the car so I slowed down and proceeded to get behind them.

The office starts to pull out and I immediately pulled over into the deep sector of the media.

Stopped my vehicle, turned it off, threw the keys on the dash and had my papers in hand when came to the window.

I immediately admitted fault, quickly explained some of the crap happening in my life and that my mind has been else where lately, again apologizing and fully accepting fault.
The office came back to told me and wished me a pleasant remainder of my day.

Not even a written warning.

I was going 29 mph over.

This officer is a decent human being with a heart filled full of compassion yet will shoot you dead should that unfortunate situation arise.

Again, if you have a constant problem with law enforcement then just maybe, it might be you.
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:44 PM
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Was TOTALLY at faulty, no denying it.

Didn't even realize I was going that fast, just floored it.

I usually don't speed as a habit.
Nothing is that important, except emergencies (life or death) and then only to a degree of safely NOT operating a vehicle beyond your capabilities or road conditions permitted.
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:48 PM
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I will say that I have been treated fairly and professionally by all LEO that has stopped me. All interactions actually. Even when I was given a citation it was professional and really just business. I've been given my fair share of breaks as well. At least there was a bright spot in your day.
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Any ticket I have gotten I deserved....................
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:56 PM
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I’ve never had a bad interaction with a police officer.

I have some problems with trends and general policy, but it stops at assigning blanket stereotypes at individual cops. There are good cops and bad cops out there perfectly innocent people have suffered from bad law enforcement actions. Of course we don’t hear about all the good interactions that happen on a daily basis. Bad ones like wrong address no knock raids, flash bang through a window into a sleeping baby’s crib for the neighbors alleged crime of selling marijuana. People shot on their front lawn holding a water spigot. People’s dogs being shot up all the time.

Lets not not sugar coat it and act like there are no issues. If you act respectful and are generally not a dbag, your experience will probably and likely be a good one. But you may change your tune if you have something bad happen to you or yours that is out of your control, and in the hands of some trigger happy cop.
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Like any other profession, they deserve respect....they're just doing their jobs. I know when dealing with someone in business, if they come across with an attitude from the get-go, they will be treated accordingly. IMO, if you're respectful and polite, you'll likely get treated right. Don't whine, complain or be a dick.

9 times of out 10, if the person had just done what they were asked to do, with out the BS, the outcome would have been different. It's really common sense.
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I have only had ONE bad experience with an Officer. Ohio State has its own police department, I think they are actually constables but the cars and bikes say Police and they have guns. Anyhow, I was walking to class and went to cross the street and a bike cop hit me square and solid. I was at a cross walk and the walk sign was green. I was hurt pretty badly and hit my head on the curb. I dont remeber much, about the actual hit, but when I came to, I was cuffed with his knee in my back and tried to arrest me. Luckily it was actually on a Columbus road so CPD showed up and made him let me loose and called an ambulance. Concussion, broken rib and about 40 stitches total. This was 20+ years ago.

EVERY other experience with Law enforcement has been very professional and only got citations when I deserved it. And probably deserved many more citations than I have received.
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I used to cut a lot of breaks when people were honest. About 60%. Never cut a break to a liar.
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I have only had ONE bad experience with an Officer. Ohio State has its own police department, I think they are actually constables but the cars and bikes say Police and they have guns. Anyhow, I was walking to class and went to cross the street and a bike cop hit me square and solid. I was at a cross walk and the walk sign was green. I was hurt pretty badly and hit my head on the curb. I dont remeber much, about the actual hit, but when I came to, I was cuffed with his knee in my back and tried to arrest me. Luckily it was actually on a Columbus road so CPD showed up and made him let me loose and called an ambulance. Concussion, broken rib and about 40 stitches total. This was 20+ years ago.

EVERY other experience with Law enforcement has been very professional and only got citations when I deserved it. And probably deserved many more citations than I have received.
When I drove Ohio State Troopers were known as Storm Troopers.
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I actually had a Florida State Trooper tell me, "Just keep it around 80" and got a warning for 87. It was December 23 and I had the entire family in the truck and had been stuck behind Blue hairs going 60 and finaly had a chance to pass and I stomped it to get around them. And I told him, exactly what happened. He said, "yeah I clocked them to....with a chuckle.
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You got lucky. I don't work traffic but, most of the guys I know that do, will allow 10-15 over on the interstate and 5-10 in town. That is of course dependent upon your attitude towards the officer. That being said, we're not all assholes, we're people just like you are and we have problems just like you so when we deal with someone that has had a shitty day, a good cop relates and makes allowances. My wife had a wreck at a major intersection last year. Based on how she explained it, it was the other guys fault (he ran a red light). The city cop got there and talked to the guy first. My wife was upset and did a poor job of explaining her side. I got to the scene after the fact as the officer said he was citing her. I wasn't in uniform and never identified myself as an LEO but I asked him to pull the video from the traffic cams and review them. About 10 days later, my wife gets a letter from the officer stating that the video did in fact show the guy at fault and that her ticket had been withdrawn. He went on to apologize profusely and said he hoped that she would forgive him for any stress he may have caused.

Some of the finest people I know are LEOs, and some of the biggest assholes I know are LEOs. There are some in every profession.
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When I drove Ohio State Troopers were known as Storm Troopers.
This was an Ohio State UNIVERSITY officer. Ohio State Trooper, expect a ticket. Not even worth talking. Just say thank you
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Now if they could only get rid of those toy Glocks that they carry and get a good 1911....
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Originally Posted by EMC Pursuit View Post
I actually had a Florida State Trooper tell me, "Just keep it around 80" and got a warning for 87. It was December 23 and I had the entire family in the truck and had been stuck behind Blue hairs going 60 and finaly had a chance to pass and I stomped it to get around them. And I told him, exactly what happened. He said, "yeah I clocked them to....with a chuckle.
I have been driving down here for years... spent a lot of time on I-75. Always set the cruise control for 79 MPH and never even got a second look going by troopers.
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Now if they could only get rid of those toy Glocks that they carry and get a good 1911....


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Had a Georgia trooper nail the Mrs. and I coming home from honeymoon on a bike in a construction zone FREEZING half to death just trying to get home to warmer climate.

Well, Good ole boy pulls us, mouth full of chew and dribbling, (Not making this up, lol) starts with the, You in a hurry Booooy? stuff.

Me? Yes Sir, we're from Florida returning on our honeymoon, (edited twice, for some reason I keep calling it HoneyMoney) and freezing half to death.

Trooper: Well, spit, I'm gonna give ya a present to take home with ya.

As soon as he said that a semi went by and his Stetson got sucked off his head into traffic being repeatedly pulverized but the cars and trucks.

This guy came UNGLUED!

I couldn't get out of there fast enough.
A miracle he didn't haul us off to some God forsaken jail somewhere.

Other than that I've never had a bad interaction with a LEO, they're people just like you and I.
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I go with the flow,usually 80 or 85 in a 65 and stay out of the left lane. I can't remember the last time I was pulled over
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