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    police encounter

    Just wanted to know how was your enounter with leo was like . Was it a negative or positive one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughboi View Post
    Just wanted to know how was your enounter with leo was like . Was it a negative or positive one?
    Search YouTube for open carry and you will get your answer. I have some good and some bad.

    Most LEO contact will be a negative encounter since it usually involves you not being free to go about your life. LEO have a job to do and it is to arrest people for breaking laws. As a rule NEVER talk to the police. If you don't believe me search YouTube for "don't talk to cops" a long vid but well worth the time to be educated. A lawyer and a cops position on why talking to LEO is a BAD idea.

    For what it's worth.


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    If you're asking someone in particular, it'd be better to PM them.

    If you're asking for info about & from anyone...
    My encounters with my friend who happens to be a LEO are good. He's a good guy.

    My 2 encounters where I've been the focus of hostile police attention have NOT been pleasant.
    The one last summer was settled in my favor with a few thousand dollars changing hands (from the city to me).

    The most recent one is still too fresh to talk about much. I've done ORR/FOIA requests & will forward documents to at least 1 lawyer so we can decide what to do.

    I second what ryan says, though - go on YouTube & watch both parts of the "don't talk to cops" videos. It'll be one of the most useful hours you'll ever spend.
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    Hey fellas, i had an encounter a couple weeks back. I was out riding my motorcycle and decided to stop in at seven eleven to get something to drink. As i was getting off my bike i noticed a lady franticly dialing her cellphone, i paid no attention to it though for all i know she could have been calling whoever.

    So i went into seven eleven to carry on my business as usual and everything was fine. As i exited the store a McMinnville police officer made contact with me.
    Officer:
    "Excuse me"

    Me:
    "How can i help you"

    Officer:
    "Has anyone ever made contact with you carrying a gun into seven eleven before?"

    Me:
    "No sir"

    Officer:
    "Oh well somebody called the police, and said they saw someone entering the store with a gun"

    Me:
    "So."

    Officer:
    "It's okay, i asked the dispatcher what you were doing with it, and she said the woman who called said it was on his hip."

    Me:
    "So why are you here?"

    Officer:
    "To make sure you wern't robbing the place, but your not. I just don't see why the dispatcher didn't say to the person who called it was legal to open carry."

    Me:
    "My thoughts exactly"

    Officer:
    "Do you always carry like that or is it because you don't have a CHL?"

    Me:
    "No CHL is required to openly carry a handgun in the sate of Oregon"

    Officer:
    "Oh, no i know that. I was just wondering"

    Me:
    "But i do hold a CHL."

    Officer:
    "Are you from McMinnville?

    Me:
    "Yep"

    Officer:
    "Okay, i apologize for wasting your time"

    Me:
    "Have a nice day officer"

    And thats when i hopped back on my bike and took off, overall the experience was fine he was polite and respectful of my space and my rights. And he was a little ticked that he had to waste his time and our tax dollars on me, because dispatch didn't know what to tell the "Scared lady".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher View Post
    Hey fellas, i had an encounter a couple weeks back. I was out riding my motorcycle and decided to stop in at seven eleven to get something to drink. As i was getting off my bike i noticed a lady franticly dialing her cellphone, i paid no attention to it though for all i know she could have been calling whoever.

    So i went into seven eleven to carry on my business as usual and everything was fine. As i exited the store a McMinnville police officer made contact with me.
    Officer:
    "Excuse me"

    Me:
    "How can i help you"

    Officer:
    "Has anyone ever made contact with you carrying a gun into seven eleven before?"

    Me:
    "No sir"

    Officer:
    "Oh well somebody called the police, and said they saw someone entering the store with a gun"

    Me:
    "So."

    Officer:
    "It's okay, i asked the dispatcher what you were doing with it, and she said the woman who called said it was on his hip."

    Me:
    "So why are you here?"

    Officer:
    "To make sure you wern't robbing the place, but your not. I just don't see why the dispatcher didn't say to the person who called it was legal to open carry."

    Me:
    "My thoughts exactly"

    Officer:
    "Do you always carry like that or is it because you don't have a CHL?"

    Me:
    "No CHL is required to openly carry a handgun in the sate of Oregon"

    Officer:
    "Oh, no i know that. I was just wondering"

    Me:
    "But i do hold a CHL."

    Officer:
    "Are you from McMinnville?

    Me:
    "Yep"

    Officer:
    "Okay, i apologize for wasting your time"

    Me:
    "Have a nice day officer"

    And thats when i hopped back on my bike and took off, overall the experience was fine he was polite and respectful of my space and my rights. And he was a little ticked that he had to waste his time and our tax dollars on me, because dispatch didn't know what to tell the "Scared lady".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phlip74 View Post
    I love living here!
    Ya i have to agree, all the police here are very curtious and respectful, they never like to just give people a hard time, (except for the criminals) Now if only all law enforcement was like McMinnville PD and Yamhill county sheriffs office.

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    I am from Salem and have to agree!

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