No one is above the law
Father is a retired police officer who tells this story of one of his partners:
Partner was driving up I-95 on family vacation when they get pulled over for speeding in the Maryland/Delaware area. Partner tells other cop something along the lines of “Hey brother, I’m on the job.” Cop responds, “You’re no brother of mine.” Ticket is issued.
Partner for many years to come keeps laminated copy of ticket in breast pocket with ticketbook.
One day partner is working when they get a call for an accident/disabled vehicle in one of the major tunnels in the NYC area. Partner responds and lo and behold it is cop from so many years ago with family in tow for family vacation. Cop tries to pull the “I’m on the job” routine to which partner replies by, “Yes! I remember you!” and proceeds to remove laminated ticket and hand it back to cop. Vehicle was subsequently impounded and summons issued. (KardiacKevin)
Do your job
My mom told me once when she was a young hippie she and her boyfriend ran from their apartment sans jackets in a Montreal snowstorm to get a bottle of wine at the depanneur down the street. On the way back they were stopped by a couple of cops because being hippies and running was suspicious.
They took them into an alley to “question” them and did so for about 20minutes going over the “bottle of wine” story before finally letting my frozen mother go… But not her filthy long hair of a boyfriend.
So Mom ran home, got his jacket and brought it out. They refused to let her give it to him.
So Mom ran home again and called the cops, going full damsel in distress about the “terrible bullies who had forced her and her boyfriend into and alley and wouldn’t let him go or put on a jacket and she was just so frightened and didn’t know what to doooo!”
Several squad cars flew in, sirens blaring. “Lady, you called the cops… ON THE COPS!?”
“Why yes, I did. Dealing with people who are breaking the law is what cops are for.” (kifferella)
A good guy, you say?
My dad had to arrest an off duty officer for drunk driving. He was a good guy and a good cop, but it was unacceptable and to make it worse when he was drunk he was trying to tell him that he won’t lose his job, cops don’t rat cops out etc. Safe to say, regardless of what the news might teach you on similar events he was swiftly fined, charged with a DWI and fired.
Edit: my dad and the officer he arrested worked in the same city and saw each other daily, they were good friends to say the least. (Quaggss)
One of these is not like the rest: -Good guy -Drunk driving -Trying to tell him cops don’t rat cops out (nonamesareleft1)