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 It was on a Friday night football night. I live in Texas so as all of you all out there that live here know what I am talking about when I say it was a busy night especially around the stadium. I pulled this guy over (dont even remember what for now) and I pulled him out of the truck to talk to him. My FTO was standing right behind me and for what ever reason.................I was more scared than I had ever been before. The guy was looking at me like he wanted to help me and my FTO never said a word until I was finished. When we got back in the car he asked me what I was so scared about. I told him that I didnt know and that I was just nervous. He said the guy I had pulled over looked just about as scared as I was. I will never forget how I felt during the entire traffic stop.

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I don't remember? But I can my first arrest.


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I remember one of my first citations....let me start by saying this...if you are,were or are related to someone in law enforcement my philosophy was you got away with one have a nice day please don't speed, or drive more carefully...makes this all the worse.....


 


I was driving my training sergeant....saw a guy blow a light...lit em up and started my great car stop....I walk over to him...he's got a girl in the passanger seat and he's acting...like he's pretty cool, trying to impress her....turns out he had no insurance card on him and a blown headlight...I tell him why was stopped and that I would be right back...he says "excuse me, would this help any...he takes out the smallest badge..if you could call it that and says he is F.B.I. ....so me being the brilliant rookie that I was proceeded to say...look do yourself and me a favor and put that little fake thing away...I puff my chest out and walk back to the car...pi$$ed off...could not believe, in front of my training sergeant, he tried to get one by me, we'll I was going to show him...my Sarge asks, everything ok...I tell him yeah, just some smart guy trying to impress his girl...I wrote him the three summonses and sent him on his way.


It's about a half hour later, My Sarge and I get called back to the house....the guy is standing there and I'm really pi$$ed now....I actually say with the smartest rookie voice I could think of...hey what's this guy doing here...he tried to pull a fast one over me and I banged him with all three summonses becuse of it. My lieutenant walks closer to me and says in a rather menacing voice...what the he!! were you thinking kid....a little shaken up I said Ummm what's wrong sir....he pulls out the guys wallet and shows me the ummm fake looking badge and says...this guy IS an FBI agent and he works with our task force at headquarters....why did you just write him three summonses....I said because the shield looked fake sir.....this is all old school remember...he rips  each one up into tiny pieces and says....you better learn what other agencies shields, badges or credentials look like ....you personally embarrased me and your sergeant ....I felt like the biggest a$$...I could not apologize enough to the guy....my Sarge gets in the car with me and says...real slick kid...why don't we go pull over the commissioner and see if his license is current....from know on..if someone shows you something thats tin foil and says he's one of us, you ask  me first,,,don't assume.......real memorable night...got my chops broken for quite some time over that one...


Michael is the V.P. of American Police Veterans www.policevets.org, for all sworn Law Enforcement, from the newly hired to active and retired and disabled Law Enforcement Professionals. He is also Executive Director of Central Florida C.O.P.S.-P.O. Stephen Driscoll NYPD /Det. Joseph Vigiano NYPD E.O.W. 9/11/2001
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Michael that reminds me of the day I wrote my 1st summons, Since I work for NYSOMH I'm assigned to the facility that holds the criminal insane, well the director of a facility from upstate was visiting the director of my facility, and he ran the stop sign, me being the rookie I was pulled him over. I ask for his DL/reg/ins card and he hands me his calling card, showing he is the Director for a facility in upstate, I tell him to please give what I asked for or face arrest. he gives me an expired reg card and expired insurance card. He says I'm the Director of such and such, I cut him off and tell him That it didn't matter if he was the Gov. And I gave him 3 citations. 2 1/2 hours later I was called in by my chief and boy did I get it. I told the chief "but chief he ran a stop sign, what if he had hit some one?" My chief said "it probably would have helped the person he hit since all those walking are insane any way!" It was the last moving violation I wrote till the end of my probation.


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That's to funny brother...


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First citation: 60/45 mph zone...to a airline pilot!


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first citation...littering.


Rolled up on a house party after having spoken to them several times we decided to end it. We spoke with the kids and they all agreed to leave. As we are on the street watching everyone leave this 19 year old kid comes staggering down the street towards the house. My FTO yells at him and tell's him to leave. He keeps staggering towards us and my partner yells at the kid "I'm fixing to put you in cuffs if you don't leave right now." So the kid turns around and heads to his car. Except he opens the rear drivers side door, grabs a bottle of beer out of the back seat and tries to chug it. Only problem is its empty so he throws it down on the road. At this point my partner places him under arrest for pulic intox. We get back to cells and he orders my to issue a littering ticket. You should have seen the kids face when I walk up to him in cells and hand him a littering ticket. I turn around and half the station is cheering and laughing at me. At first I thought it was a joke (they had already played numerous practical jokes on me) I guess the kid payed it since I have not had to go to court on it.

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It was a Saturday morning. My FTO had done a stop and decided it was my turn. A red van pulled to the dredded double stop signs we have in the center of town and rolled through both of them. He swung the crusier around and stopped it. He had me walk up to the operator. A mid-50's soccer mom literally with 4 kids in the back with soccer uniforms on. I asked for her info and she freely admitted rolling through the stop signs cause she was running behind for the kids game. I went back to the crusier and my FTO had me gig her for both stop signs. $100 for the first and $150 for the second (subsq off). And then made me give her the citation. She had NO driver history or BOP. Grrrrrrrrrr I felt like the biggest D#$%.

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We MPs arrest also once in a while Way back in 1955 I was stationed in Vicenza,Italy.I normaly walked  the streets of Vicenza with an Italien Policeman,just him and me. We did not walk with two MP´s..I got wind of an AWOL soldier from the Engineers Corp from Caserne Ederle. Since I was on duty I was allowed to enter the hotelroom where we suspected him to be without knocking.You can do that in Italy as long as you have a Carabinieri with you. The window was wide open and that on a cold winter evening. I looked out the window and there he was,sitting outside the window freezing his butt off. I told him to come inside before he got pneumonia.Inside I put on the cuffs and gave him over the patrol to take him to the cellblock at the  Caserne Chinnoto.  Six months later I saw the young man walking in town and he told me."the best thing that ever happened to him was when I arrested him for being AWOL.He does not EVER want to go to a stockade again in his life."

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Wow, an arrest from 1955....thank you for sharing. I can only imagine the stories you have......don't hesitate to post them....Oden347 (Mike)


Michael is the V.P. of American Police Veterans www.policevets.org, for all sworn Law Enforcement, from the newly hired to active and retired and disabled Law Enforcement Professionals. He is also Executive Director of Central Florida C.O.P.S.-P.O. Stephen Driscoll NYPD /Det. Joseph Vigiano NYPD E.O.W. 9/11/2001
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oden347 says ...



Wow, an arrest from 1955....thank you for sharing. I can only imagine the stories you have......don't hesitate to post them....Oden347 (Mike)



My 20 years were seemingly quiet,mainly because I never hit a man with my club like other MP´s did.that is correct,in my early days other MP´s with no training in MP duties always felt strong because "He was an MP!"And God help you if you did something wrong.When real Military Police training began they began to realize that being an MP did not give him the authority to pound some one on the head just becaue he was an MP.As time went by the "Corps of Military Police " was established.A man could not be an MP just because he was big and tough.He had to attend a Military Police School  for 9 months training,just like you LEO´s had training. If and when he graduated from the school.then he was transfered to a MP unit.Our training was hard and thorough.It included Karate and  Ju-Jitsu,map reading first-aid courses,driving differant military vehicles from jeeps up to 2 and 1/2 tonners,We went on maneuvers to prove our abilities in the field.If you were fat when you started,I guarentee you,you were not fat at the end of the school.  I know this is supposed to be topics about your first arrest.but without this type training there were no arrests.have a nice weekend

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My first citation was written for 49 in a 35 and is still being contested for some reason. Radar was calibrated before and after the stop and she was not even close to getting to the increased speed sign of 55. It has been a circus, which has more to do with the prosecuting atty. Why do they keep continuing stuff for no reason except to prolong the process for the convienence of the violator?

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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

I believe, to a certain degree, that professional courtesy has its place, but flashing the badge, if you will, does not mean free pass.  We are held to the same standard...I never forget that. 


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WoW man that is deep. I would of felt sooo stupid and probably beaten myself over it for a week, or  2. Knowing myself, one day, when I become a PO something like that will happen to me. I will be looking for you first to tell you the story, LoL !!! =0)


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I remember one of my first citations....let me start by saying this...if you are,were or are related to someone in law enforcement my philosophy was you got away with one have a nice day please don't speed, or drive more carefully...makes this all the worse.....


 


I was driving my training sergeant....saw a guy blow a light...lit em up and started my great car stop....I walk over to him...he's got a girl in the passanger seat and he's acting...like he's pretty cool, trying to impress her....turns out he had no insurance card on him and a blown headlight...I tell him why was stopped and that I would be right back...he says "excuse me, would this help any...he takes out the smallest badge..if you could call it that and says he is F.B.I. ....so me being the brilliant rookie that I was proceeded to say...look do yourself and me a favor and put that little fake thing away...I puff my chest out and walk back to the car...pi$$ed off...could not believe, in front of my training sergeant, he tried to get one by me, we'll I was going to show him...my Sarge asks, everything ok...I tell him yeah, just some smart guy trying to impress his girl...I wrote him the three summonses and sent him on his way.


It's about a half hour later, My Sarge and I get called back to the house....the guy is standing there and I'm really pi$$ed now....I actually say with the smartest rookie voice I could think of...hey what's this guy doing here...he tried to pull a fast one over me and I banged him with all three summonses becuse of it. My lieutenant walks closer to me and says in a rather menacing voice...what the he!! were you thinking kid....a little shaken up I said Ummm what's wrong sir....he pulls out the guys wallet and shows me the ummm fake looking badge and says...this guy IS an FBI agent and he works with our task force at headquarters....why did you just write him three summonses....I said because the shield looked fake sir.....this is all old school remember...he rips  each one up into tiny pieces and says....you better learn what other agencies shields, badges or credentials look like ....you personally embarrased me and your sergeant ....I felt like the biggest a$$...I could not apologize enough to the guy....my Sarge gets in the car with me and says...real slick kid...why don't we go pull over the commissioner and see if his license is current....from know on..if someone shows you something thats tin foil and says he's one of us, you ask  me first,,,don't assume.......real memorable night...got my chops broken for quite some time over that one...


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Rate This | Posted over 5 years ago

 

My first citation was for a stop sign violation. I was nervous as hell but didn't want my FTO to see it. So I walk up and the female driver is on the verge of boo-hooing her eyes out. I tell her why she was stopped (my voice shaking occasionally) and get her license. I wrote her the ticket and took it to the window. As I'm explaining it to her she keeps looking at me funny and must have seen how nervous I was and took pity on me because she calmed down instantly. She went from on the verge of histerics to wanting to calm me down. Embarassing now when I look back but still gotta laugh. Aside from the first time I pulled my gun, that was the most nervous I've been in my career. Thank god my FTO didn't rag me too much. What can I say, I was new to the core.

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I stopped a vehicle on my off time in my neighborhood because it was traveling at a higher than posted rate of speed. It was a teenage driver who was driving without ever obtained a license. Turned out the vehicle he was driving was also wanted in a string of home burglaries in the area as well. The local PD now has the information they need to continue their investigation into the break-ins. Kind of ruined that kids wekend.