autosurgeon wrote:Nice to hear there is another officer who is a credit to the badge. I've said it before, usually when an officer pulls one over, he tells the person the RAS right away. I see it as a sign of a fishing expedition when they don't.Just thought I would relate this.
I was coming back from an instructors meeting at River Valley High School in Berrian County and was on I-94 near Benton Harbor when a State trooper pulled in behind me and started following me.
As I was going 70 mph with the cruise set... I knew it wasn't for speed.
NOTE it was 7:45 PM... Dark out. He followed me for 2 miles at which point he put on the party lights and I pulled off on the Niles Ave exit.
I put on the dome light vehicle in park and turned off the radio... He walks up and starts to say License and registration. But I cut him off and said " Sir before we go any further I would like to inform you that I am a CPL Holder and I am carrying on my right side IWB." He smiles and says "NO Problem!" Can I see License and registration and proof of ins. And your CPL please"
So then I tell him I will be reaching for my wallet right hip pocket... He says ok go ahead.
I give him my stuff and he says well the reason I pulled you over is you have a bad connection or bulb on you left outer tailight bulb as it is flickering. I will be right back.... 2 min later he is back and hands me my stuff and says drive safe and have a good evening!
So kudos to that Trooper!! He was friendly professional and a credit to the badge!
Oh and just for the record I did not carry in the school.... The gun was locked in the safe in the car.