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by parabelum
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: TX DPS Trooper
Replies: 19
Views: 4721

Re: TX DPS Trooper

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.
by parabelum
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: TX DPS Trooper
Replies: 19
Views: 4721

Re: TX DPS Trooper

Yes, now that I think about it, I should have just turned my camera on, whipped my Constitution out, and given him schooling on how to do his job properly. :biggrinjester:

Just kidding of course.
by parabelum
Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: TX DPS Trooper
Replies: 19
Views: 4721

Re: TX DPS Trooper

Absolutely. And if you feel wronged, dispute on the side of the road is never good choice for anyone. Time and place for everything...
by parabelum
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: TX DPS Trooper
Replies: 19
Views: 4721

TX DPS Trooper

Was on my way to work this morning, running tad bit late and with a heavy foot consequently.

Few miles from my house I passed by a trooper, running little faster then I should have been :nono:

As soon as I passed him, I got lit up (rightfully so), and stopped. Had my seatbelt still on, rolled my window down, removed my sunglasses, hands on the steering wheel.

Trooper approached from driver side, and informed me why I was being stopped. Very courteous and professional demeanor. I handed my DL over along with my CHL. Informed him about my gun and its location. He asked that I not reach for it, took my DL (handed my CHL back), and walked to his car.

About 3 minutes later he came back, wrote me a warning and asked me to slow down, in a professional manner.

I thanked him and off I went, all together about 7-10 minute traffic stop altogether.

Moral of the story, being courteous and honest (I did not try to downplay my speeding) pays off.

Also, in the last 12 years, I have gotten pulled over maybe 4 times by TX DPS. I've never had issues with any trooper, they always demonstrated professionalism and courtesy.

:txflag:

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