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by TexasTornado
Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: TX DPS Trooper
Replies: 19
Views: 4385

Re: TX DPS Trooper

KD5NRH wrote:
Soccerdad1995 wrote:Usually its a "do you know why I stopped you" followed by me saying no
Yeah, I find that "because you're too scared to stop the big drunk guy over there" doesn't work too well. (FWIW, definitely avoid that one in Parker County; the jail food really sucks there.)
The interactions that go downhill are when the officers starts with "so where are you headed",
Especially when he then wants to argue. "Been working here five years and I've never seen a church over there."
"Well, officer, maybe it's only visible to people with actual souls." (It's about a 12,000 square foot building on a major street with a big steeple and a sign, and two other churches right beside it. Not exactly hidden.)

I think someone may be just a little feisty :rolll
by TexasTornado
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: TX DPS Trooper
Replies: 19
Views: 4385

Re: TX DPS Trooper

Liberty wrote:
TexasTornado wrote:

I have only ever had one bad interaction with LE, in which they requested permission to search my car. It was the first and last time permission will ever be granted without the condition that they put EVERYTHING back as they found it. They just piled the stuff from my glove box and center console all into my backseat. Grrrr :mad5
I believe in being polite and helpful, but I can't think of any positive result in giving an officer permission to search myself and my vehicle. If they are intent on searching, they will search, but never with outright permission. Although physically interfering isn't a great Idea, I don't know of any reason to give them permission.
Being 16 and stupid?
by TexasTornado
Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: LEO Contacts & Bloopers
Topic: TX DPS Trooper
Replies: 19
Views: 4385

Re: TX DPS Trooper

Soccerdad1995 wrote:I am always polite and courteous while not admitting guilt. Usually its a "do you know why I stopped you" followed by me saying no and ending relatively quickly with a warning or ticket.

The interactions that go downhill are when the officers starts with "so where are you headed", then "why are you going there"..... usually leading up to a request for a roadside search of my vehicle. I am still polite, but firm, in those interactions as well.
:iagree:

When I do get caught speeding I take my lumps with a smile. I usually have enough advanced warning to slow down but every once in a while :smash:

All but one encounter I've been told "I don't need this" when I handed over my CHL. The one outlier asked if I had the weapon with me and then instructed me "just leave it where it is and we'll be ok."

He was very courteous and efficient in writing my warning and I wasn't even late to work!


I have only ever had one bad interaction with LE, in which they requested permission to search my car. It was the first and last time permission will ever be granted without the condition that they put EVERYTHING back as they found it. They just piled the stuff from my glove box and center console all into my backseat. Grrrr :mad5

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