Two years ago, I stopped a Sheriff Deputy for speeding his newly brought Corvette. I asked him what was the reason and he said "I was just testing out the speed on this thing". I let him go because he was showing remorse and he had a nice attitude.
Doesn't matter who you are, you speed on purpose just for fun/your own benefit, you will get a ticket from me. And it doesn't help to show bad attitude.
I have bad news for you. WE ARE NOT THE SAME AS CIVILIANS.
When shots are fired, civilians run and hide.
We race to the shots to be the first there to try to save the civilian.
When a violator speeds on the highway at 110mph, civilians get out of their way.
We chase them at 115.
When civilians are in bed at night,
we are patroling their streets to keep them safe.
When mothers tell civilians not to get involved, they don't.
We don't listen to our mothers and look to get involved.
When a cop is getting his butt kicked on the side of a highway, civilians dial 9-1-1 and you wait 10 minutes for help.
We stop, even with our families in the car, even unarmed and out of state, to help that officer.
Attitude or not, why would a cop want to take money out of another cops pocket.
Here is a question for you:
If you stopped a vehicle with tinted windows and it turned out to be your mother would you write her a ticket?
If you said yes then you may qualify to be a meter maid in a town or city. They do not require a high school diploma and are not allowed to use discretion.
If you said no, then you are a hypocrit.
While we are not above the law nor should expect to be, we still call ourselves a "profession". Certains rights, privileges and expectations are part of a profession. A traffic summons is the lowest type of enforcement that we do and allows for the most discretion.
Anyone can graduate an academy and call themselves a police officer. Not everyone can become a COP.
I have 33 years and am now a Chief. I would not allow you or any other cop who writes cops to work for me.
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