Sorry Too Old, I just saw your questions. The answers are a Four Winns Liberator (you know, the cop thing doesn't pay that well) and yes, 11 years as a cop but retiring due to health issues in about a month.
I also just saw the "why do we come out of the woodwork" question. Just like asking a question in the tech section. People with real world experience tend to respond.
If I offended anyone, I apologize. I thought the phallic thing was kind of funny (and true in some cases ) Maybe my next screen name will be S.Freud but I'll check with Breathe Later before I make any changes.
I stand by my statements that most of the problems are generated from situations where a little courtesy and common sense would have gone along way. It sucks to get a ticket but when you see specific enforcement as described here, I can guarantee your getting ticked as a result of continued complaints. There are a few real hard nosed cops with a chip on their shoulder. Guys who got badges because and have issues. Thats the way it is, like it or not. Just don't lump us all into one pile. Theres good and bad in every profession.