Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: LEO Stopped walking to store 5min ago.

  1. #1
    Regular Member DEROS72's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    SEATAC, Washington, USA
    Posts
    2,819

    Post imported post

    I was just walking back from 7-11 from picking up smokes.(in Seatac)These 2 LEO"S in unmarked SUV just pulled up along side real fast.They had huge smiles on their faces.the driver said .We had to stop,not everday we see a guy walking down international blvd with a gun on his hip..I then said politely "this is an open carry state is it not?" He said "yeah ,but we just don,t see it every day we had to look"He asked do you live around here?"I said yeah I live in --------------Apts."They both kind of laughed and said" I'd be carrying my gun to if I lived there" They drove off kind of chuckleing and said "have a good night ,be safe."Off they went.I got to say these guys were great.They had a laugh over the whole thing. Did not ask for ID ,name or anything.And being inNice shorts and a microsoft golf shirt probably could see I was not the bad guy.Being in an unmarked SUV I couldn,t tell if they were Demoines or seatac officers.It,s nice to see goodcops that concern themselves with the real bad guys....

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Union, Washington, USA
    Posts
    3,256

    Post imported post

    Now that's a great LEO encounter. They should all be that way.

  3. #3
    Campaign Veteran
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Posts
    839

    Post imported post

    DEROS72 wrote:
    microsoft golf shirt = I was not the bad guy.
    Don't think I'd make that connection.:P

    J/K, I'm an SMS admin at work, so MS pays my bills too...
    but Linux rocks my machines at home.:celebrate


    Back to topic, AWESOME LEO encounter.

  4. #4
    Regular Member DEROS72's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    SEATAC, Washington, USA
    Posts
    2,819

    Post imported post

    Iam actually semi retired.The Microsoft shirt was compliments of a former client.I think in this as in any undertacking how we present ouselves and converse with people makes a huge difference.I managed a very large company at on time and often hired or not hired on the someone appearance.I I see a guy walking around with his pants dragging those goofy hats turned sideways Underwear showing ,you know the style ,and saw a pistol in the front of his pants I would check him out pretty thoroughly.While he was cuffed.



    It was a good encounter and nice to meet some of the good guys...








  5. #5
    State Researcher
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Olympia, WA, ,
    Posts
    3,201

    Post imported post

    Great encounter!

  6. #6
    Campaign Veteran deepdiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Southeast, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    5,974

    Post imported post

    +1 to good encounter. If only they could all be like that for all of our members.
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

  7. #7
    Regular Member just_a_car's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Auburn, Washington, USA
    Posts
    2,558

    Post imported post

    Honestly, it's too bad you weren't able to identify who they were, as they certainly deserve a compliment for their level-headed and professional behavoir.
    B.S. Chemistry UofWA '09
    KF7GEA

  8. #8
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    , South Carolina, USA
    Posts
    2,247

    Post imported post

    DEROS72 wrote:
    Iam actually semi retired.The Microsoft shirt was compliments of a former client.I think in this as in any undertacking how we present ouselves and converse with people makes a huge difference.I managed a very large company at on time and often hired or not hired on the someone appearance.I I see a guy walking around with his pants dragging those goofy hats turned sideways Underwear showing ,you know the style ,and saw a pistol in the front of his pants I would check him out pretty thoroughly.While he was cuffed.



    It was a good encounter and nice to meet some of the good guys...

    Although I agree with you 100% on the appearance comments there are a lot both pro and anti that will not. They claim that appearance should not have any bearing on you opinions of someone and to do so is profiling. Bu dangit common sense has to come into play sometime.

  9. #9
    Regular Member jbone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    2,241

    Post imported post

    To bad you didn’t ID them, on the flipside may have made a nice positive letter to the department stating you appreciate their Officer's and Department's policy on respecting you’re right to OPEN CARRY. Could spread through department changing the attitudes with other officers from open praise at role call, or simply word of moith.Just a thought!



    Nice OC day.
    Im proudly straight. I'm free to not support Legalization, GLBT, Illegal Aliens, or the Islamization of America.

  10. #10
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Union, Washington, USA
    Posts
    3,256

    Post imported post

    This contact is what is legally called a social contact. The cops were curious and like they said you don't see it everyday. So they stopped and commented to DEROS72 and proceeded on their way.

  11. #11
    Founder's Club Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Fairfax Co., VA
    Posts
    18,766

    Post imported post

    jbone wrote:
    To bad you didn’t ID them, on the flipside may have made a nice positive letter to the department stating you appreciate their Officer's and Department's policy on respecting you’re right to OPEN CARRY. Could spread through department changing the attitudes with other officers from open praise at role call, or simply word of moith.Just a thought!
    +1
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

  12. #12
    Regular Member fire suppressor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Kitsap County
    Posts
    872

    Post imported post

    lol nice story I will admit that some cops can at times be a hassel when it comes to OC and maybe this is just beacuse i'm a firefighter but I never have thought of the police as the big bad evil men I sometimes read in this forum thanks for sharing the lighter side of OC for a change
    "Fight like you train, train like you fight"

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •