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    Last night I went to the Redondo pier which is covered by the City of DesMoines PD. There was a lot of people down there this night.

    Anyways... all was fine. Went out on the pier just to relax and watch the sunset. On my way back to my Truck, two LEO's rolled up and one said Hi, I waved back. He asked me how I was doing, I said fine. He told me he was just checking as someone had called in and people are just not used to seeing others OC. He said he knows of another up on the Highway99 that OC ( Derso72 ). We talked a bit. I extended my hand to shake his and he , shook it without hesitation. This officer was more than professional. I walked to my truck, they left before I did. I am sure there where a lot of people that just went, uh? no arrest? End of story.

    Since this is my first face to face LEO encounter since OC for about 1 year now where I was actually the one called on it was in need of posting. I think more positive encounters will generate more positive responses. Now if we can just train the general population about OC we would all be fine.
    Never got out of his car, Never asked for ID, Never asked for CWL.:celebrate

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    Nice work! Now lets get Redmond PD up to speed!

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    Nice, I grew up fishing down there in the 70's. Glad to hear that the word is getting around for O/C. I never new of it till a month ago.

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    Thats great ,most of the Desmoines PD are really good guys and I've never had any issues with them. They see me around quite abit and are always very cool.

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    Good encounter, Triple Tap.
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    I love hearing LEO encounters like that.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
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    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
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    HUGE +1 to the LEO. Got a call, checked it out, saw nothing illegal, made contact, confirmed nothing wrong and had a polite conversation ending with a hand shake! From half a continent away I wish I knew the LEOs name so I could send a complimentary email to chain of command on reasonable, responsible, respectful follow-up to a MWG call. I certainly hope the OP sends such a letter to the local chain of command.

    While some may suggest that the LEO just did what he should have done and that it deserves no special consideration, my psych degree and behaviorist specialist history says that rewarding such non-issue, respectful interactions leads to future non-issue, respectful interactions.
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    deepdiver wrote:
    HUGE +1 to the LEO. Got a call, checked it out, saw nothing illegal, made contact, confirmed nothing wrong and had a polite conversation ending with a hand shake! From half a continent away I wish I knew the LEOs name so I could send a complimentary email to chain of command on reasonable, responsible, respectful follow-up to a MWG call. I certainly hope the OP sends such a letter to the local chain of command.

    While some may suggest that the LEO just did what he should have done and that it deserves no special consideration, my psych degree and behaviorist specialist history says that rewarding such non-issue, respectful interactions leads to future non-issue, respectful interactions.
    +1. Positive reinforcement does work... and work well.
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    deepdiver wrote:
    I wish I knew the LEOs name

    You've got the date, approximate time, and a location. Call the station and say you want to write an accommodation to be place in his file. You want to make friends with LE?That is one way to do it.

    Carry on!

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    Love to see reports like this. I sent them an e-mail along with a link to the topic

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