What law did you violate to give them cause to run your information?Well, after all this time and all the places I've been and traveled with my sidearm, I finally had my first LEO / OC encounter last night.
Due to a fatality on US23 and an error on my part, I came face to face with one Prestonsburg's finest last night. Due to my error, I apparently mis-read the directions of the guy directing traffic for the LEO's, I ended up face to face with LEO's! Being that I had mis-read the aforementioned directions, the officer is question obvious thought I was either "high" or drunk and he questioned why I had turn that direction and I briefly explained that I had apparently misunderstand his hand directions and thought that it was OK to go ahead and turn, not knowing that the road had been closed down till they got it cleaned up. He then asked for my DL and I handed him both my DL & my CCDW, I do this because it's NEVER WISE to mention the word "gun" or "weapon" around some offcier's as they might be rookie's and have a hair trigger, so to speak. I figure it's best to give them both and then allow them to determine how they wish to proceed with things. It keeps you in the clear and allows them to feel safe and in control all at one time.
He glanced over the license and then the CCDW at which point he asked if I was carrying and I told him, "Yes, I am". He then asked if it was in the 3-4 o'clock position and I told him, "Yes, it is". He then just told me, "don't got for your's and I won't go for mine". I like that saying! *LOL* I replied, "You don't have to worry about that", and I chuckled a little. His backup, I guess you'd call him, was standing on the right side of my car and I happened to have had that window rolled down before I got stopped so I was able to converse with him while the other officer ran my tag. Both officer's were extremely professional and very nice. The one to the right side of my vehicle was of course watching because I had a weapon and that's fine by me. He told me that there was indeed an accidetn just up the road and they had it closed down because it was a falality. We talked briefly until the other officer returned with my license and CCDW. As he was standing to the left of my vehicle, I could hear dispatch reading back the information of their check.
It had always been in question, at least with I had inquired previously as to if LEO knew if you had CCDW when they ran the tag or not, well I'm here to tell you, if you ever wondered, they do! I remarked to the officer to my right that I had heard that they could tell when they ran the tag and he told me that they've been able to tell for awhile now.
In the end they were both great guys and were very polite and friendly. This is how every LEO encounter should be.