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by rotor
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: TX DPS Trooper
Replies: 19
Views: 3966

Re: TX DPS Trooper

parabelum wrote:Rotor,

I can definitely get the frustration that a "less then optimal" LE encounter would deliver. As LTC holder though, I do go out of my way, to be extra polite, since my interaction with LEO would undoubtedly impact how that LEO would approach a CHL'er next time.

If I feel wronged, I'd just bring it up somewhere that's not on side of the road.
I agree and I took it up with his supervisor but getting his info was like pulling teeth.
by rotor
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: TX DPS Trooper
Replies: 19
Views: 3966

Re: TX DPS Trooper

It has been 57 years since I got a speeding ticket. It was not a warm-fuzzy LEO encounter with socializing after the ticket. The LEO might have been part of the Gestapo in a prior life. But that was in Los Angeles.

Almost 20 years ago when I kept a car at our lake house my daughter was driving it to the dealer to get an updated inspection sticker and I was following her in another car. Yes the lake car had expired. Technically though, what else does one do but take it to get another sticker? My daughter was stopped by DPS and he must have been in the same mold of the LEO that stopped me 57 years ago. He was not a nice courteous person and this was not a nice fuzzy-warm experience. He was so obnoxious to my daughter that I ended up making a formal complaint and just getting his name was almost impossible. It was an expired sticker, not a bank robbery and we were doing the right thing to get it renewed.

So I know how to react if I am stopped by police and I do respect them at their job but they are not all heart warming experiences. I imagine that if I were dark skinned things might have even been much worse. I don't even know why people post these "I was guilty and he was so nice to me" posts. Each LEO is different and you either get a ticket or a warning, maybe dependent on whether he had a fight with his wife the night before. I certainly would not admit to speeding if I were stopped and would not consent to a search. I am not spending 20 minutes talking about my AR-15. Many of these "speed traps" are set up to get the unwary driver and to make money for the city. AAA triptiks used to warn of there location. Closest to me seems to be Decatur. Smart thing, use your speed control and just not speed. I would be courteous, etc. I am not interested in new friendship be LEO stops.

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