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Old 02-25-2004, 10:52 PM
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Yeah trout, when was the last time you wrote a speeding ticket?

I'm betting it's been years. When was the last time you put a sever abuser of the drunk driving laws in jail? Guessing it hasn't been that long.

Lapse has no clue I guess.
No I have a clue, I have a few friends that are cops some high up some new to job and hear what they say. It's just like any other job some are good at what they do some arnt.
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Old 02-25-2004, 11:09 PM
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I am sure that you have heard that is the #1 rule. I know I say it and the guys I work with say it.. But you might be loosing something in its true meaning. The truth of it is that I watch their backs and they watch mine. We make sure that no matter how rough it gets or how crazy it is, we all go home at the end of the shift. Maybe we arrest 1 person, 5 people or 50. Maybe we have to take a life to do it. But no matter what, we go home at the end of the shift.

Yes there are cowards out there who have perverted this. They are a waste of breath if you ask me and should free up a position for somebody who deserves it. But they are a severe minority. Most people are profesional and realize that part of their duty is to face the dangers that most people would run from. Its our duty to Protect and Serve.
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I am a Police Officer and have been for 17 years. I was going to respond to some of this crap, but it's just not worth it...... To all you other Cops on this board who put it on the line everyday i'm with you and be safe.......
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Old 02-26-2004, 08:34 PM
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I am sure that you have heard that is the #1 rule. I know I say it and the guys I work with say it.. But you might be loosing something in its true meaning. The truth of it is that I watch their backs and they watch mine. We make sure that no matter how rough it gets or how crazy it is, we all go home at the end of the shift. Maybe we arrest 1 person, 5 people or 50. Maybe we have to take a life to do it. But no matter what, we go home at the end of the shift.

Yes there are cowards out there who have perverted this. They are a waste of breath if you ask me and should free up a position for somebody who deserves it. But they are a severe minority. Most people are profesional and realize that part of their duty is to face the dangers that most people would run from. Its our duty to Protect and Serve.
I agree with that 100%, the way I say it might be a little harsher, There is no doubt that Troutly is a top cop if they let him protect the VP. But I live in the DC. area and we have a lot of cops around here. My shop has the about 6-10 state police bikes that come in for service and all the guys are nice but some just hang out for hours and talk,witch is cool because they have cool stories to tell but 3 or 4 of them have flat out told us they don't to anything that my kill them faster, they just want to do escort work and run radar. I don't want to piss any of you good cop's off and I'm sure the bad ones piss you guys off worse than me, but with what just happened to my friend I'm a little pissed. I am also not some body that has problems with cop's. So if I made some of ya ll mad I am sorry.
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Old 02-27-2004, 01:58 AM
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I follow what everyone is saying and most points are valid. To the police men and women you do what you have to do. And you have to answer to someone. I applaude you for your hard work and stress that comes from a tough job. But, you are there because you choose to be. Law enforcement falls under a heavy, watchful public eye.

It upsets people when they become a victim of a crime and law enforcement lets them down. More so, when people are told that nothing is going to be done about their case. Its a slap in the face to them. They have every right to be upset.
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Birddog, its a little hard to answer the question with just the info given. Depending on the situation they might need the car to stay there as evidence, say an accident or DUI offense. Best thing I can say is just take his word for it.
I live out in the country..Bad roads....It happens all the time...I have pulled & been pulled...This was a new one on me !! No big deal....I said sorry & left...I sure wouldnt do what you guys do !! My hats off to ya !
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Id have to say that Troutly has summed it up pretty good. He gave a pretty accurate acount of what we typically go through on a daily basis. Yes we choose to do this work. But it does not mean that we wish for and welcome all that we deal with. You always hope for the nice quiet days, not because you are afraid of not going home at the end of the day, but because you just dont want to deal with the negatives yet another day. I thank all of you who have expressed support for what we do. I also am empathetic to those who, usually through an understanding of the realities, gripe and complain. Best thing I can say is walk in our shoes and then judge us. I would be willing to bet the attitudes would change.
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I had a truck and car stolen, both recovered. But messed up. You have to look at the other side. These cops are getting on a average of 27,000 a yr. That's putting your life on the line. It's not them. It's the system. All the paper work, court cost, jail time will cost more then to repair the car or truck. And most of the time they're out the next day. Don't you think the cops get pissed, knowing they will be out. It' the system! Thats why you pay for insurance. ( I was told ).
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Old 02-27-2004, 10:39 PM
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See out here you never get the chance to be the good guy, something happened out here once I'm told where somebody needed a jump start and the officer hooked up the cables wrong and the car went up in flames. So now for about the last the 10-15 years the Police can't help a broken down motorist.
I got a flat in my moms car at about 2 am about 10 years ago on a road that had a very narrow shoulder, the flat was the left rear so I turned the car around so my ass wasn't in the street while I changed it. So I'm sure that was what made him stop to see why I was facing the wrong way, when I told him why he was fine with it then told me he couldn't help me but would stay with his lights on and hold a flash light for me. So now if they see a broken down car they tell the motorist assistance guy that drive the big hwy's around here but we only have two of those guys for about 400 miles of hwy.
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I know guys who, despite policies against it, still will change tires or use a slim jim to get into a locked car. Unfortunately, there was usually a incident that brougth about the policy and now we all have to deal with it. I know I have done both to assist motorists.
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