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    Ride-A-Long

    Tuesday afternoon, I'll be going on a ride-a-long with a KSP officer.
    Any questions anyone want answered or think I should ask about haha.

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    Nope, he will probably know less about the Kentucky gun laws, open and concealed, than anyone in the car.
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    It depends on how open the LEO is to probing questions, but if so, why not ask why some officers feel threatened, feel they need to stop and question obviously law-abiding people OC-ing while, say, peacefully grocery shopping. Why more LEOs don't seem to know the gun laws (or if they just pretend not to know or use plausible denial).
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotrod View Post
    Nope, he will probably know less about the Kentucky gun laws, open and concealed, than anyone in the car.
    Hahaha, yeah I know I have studied them up and down. I hope he can teach me something tho.
    Quote Originally Posted by sawah View Post
    It depends on how open the LEO is to probing questions, but if so, why not ask why some officers feel threatened, feel they need to stop and question obviously law-abiding people OC-ing while, say, peacefully grocery shopping. Why more LEOs don't seem to know the gun laws (or if they just pretend not to know or use plausible denial).
    I've already planned on asking him something about OC and CC, but any other questions regarding other laws.

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    Already planned on asking
    Cool. My point was more on trying to understand the way LEOs think, operate, strategize than on what they 'think' about laws, or if they know a law. If a normal citizen can understand the reasoning, perhaps they can figure out ways to best react if stopped, ways to low-key things. TIA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bforbaker View Post
    Tuesday afternoon, I'll be going on a ride-a-long with a KSP officer.
    Any questions anyone want answered or think I should ask about haha.
    Will YOU be carrying? Would the LEO have a problem with it?

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    I'm sure they will say I can't, I haven't got to ask yet. I'm waiting on a phone call for more information on meeting time and everything else.

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    Why couldn't you carry? You can't carry concealed if you go inside post, or any other station, but you can openly. I've never rode with state, but when I rode with sheriff's department, I was OCing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KYGlockster View Post
    Why couldn't you carry? You can't carry concealed if you go inside post, or any other station, but you can openly. I've never rode with state, but when I rode with sheriff's department, I was OCing.
    Most police departments consider it a liability rather than an asset and do not allow citizen carry during ride-alongs. They are afraid of getting sued.
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    I went on a ride along with a family friend who is a Lexington Police Officer a few months back. I had to sign something that stated I was not carrying a firearm and waived all liability claims in case something happened and I was injured while riding. On the plus side though here is what he said to me right before we left. " On your right side in the door compartment there are a few pairs of black rubber gloves. If we see any blood make sure to put these on. You will also see a big can of pepper spray. If at anytime you feel uncomfortable you can grab these and use them if you feel you need to. If the sh*t really hits the fan in the glove box there is a .40 Glock. If anything happens to me take it out of there and get on the radio and call for back up." I am sure he was just trying to scare me but I did open the glove box and there was a .40 Glock sitting in there. I wouldn't worry too much.

    I also asked about Open Carry and the only thing he had to say was "Damn right it's legal and I wish more people would do it."

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    How did it go?

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    It went really good. Learnt a lot of stuff. Went into a house and guarded the front door haha.

    Pulled a few vehicles over and then help with a search warrant.
    Which lead to this right after I left.

    http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/p...pr02_15_12.htm
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    My father was a capt. in a fire dept. He brought me into burning bldgs when I was a kid .. now that was cool .... walls on fire etc.

    Seeing the dead bodies being pulled out too ... sad ... no smoke detectors

    My father never pulled out a body from a house with a working smoke detector ...


    And I have gone on police ride-a-longs too ... they can be fun too. But not as fun as going into burning bldgs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bforbaker View Post
    It went really good. Learnt a lot of stuff. Went into a house and guarded the front door haha.

    Pulled a few vehicles over and then help with a search warrant.
    Which lead to this right after I left.

    http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/p...pr02_15_12.htm
    0.o Did you shoot anyone? Just kidding.

    But seriously, the should have gave you some armor and allowed you to kick in the door for them. That would have been fun. It is good that you learned some things.

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    when I went on my ride-a-long all we did was bust two crackhead dudes, one of which was blowing the other one for drugs, a domestic violence call which was kind of intense and bust a guy for a non-pay child support warrant cause we were looking for a car that looked like his.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage206 View Post
    when I went on my ride-a-long all we did was bust two crackhead dudes, one of which was blowing the other one for drugs, a domestic violence call which was kind of intense and bust a guy for a non-pay child support warrant cause we were looking for a car that looked like his.
    see, drugs do get people together ... how sweet

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