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Disarmed by the Police

Discussion in 'Texas Concealed Handgun (CHL)' started by Jon Payne, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. Jon Payne

    Jon Payne Well-Known

    Nov 16, 2010
    SE TX/Gulf Coast
    I'm a former LEO. My license is valid, but I don't have anyone carrying my commision. I've had offers and I'm considering becoming a reserve just to keep teaching and making it easier to keep up with required hours etc.

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  2. Reinz

    Reinz Active Member

    Sep 5, 2014
    East TX
    Yeah, me too, at the gym while showering. I didn’t stick around.
  3. lightflyer1

    lightflyer1 Active Member

    May 2, 2015
    Back in the early days when I carried in a fanny pack, several times I was asked if I was carrying. We had some good conversations and gun discussions. Never any issues though. My brother and I went shooting out at his land. On the way back home we got pulled over for a headlight out that had a loose connection. After banging on the fender it came back on. Then he asked us what all the guns (23 or so) that were racked up back in the pickup bed were for. We explained and had a good discussion. He told us he didn't envy us having to clean all of them when we got back though. Told us to fix the headlight and be safe!
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  4. Frank59

    Frank59 NO MA'AM!! TGT Supporter

    May 14, 2018
    Sounds like you were polite and cooperative with the officer and he responded accordingly. Who would have thought?
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  5. lightflyer1

    lightflyer1 Active Member

    May 2, 2015
    All of my interactions with the police have been civil and straightforward if not friendly as well. Except one. When I first moved to Austin I went with a friend to pick up his wife from work. On the way back a cop had someone pulled over and was giving them a ticket. I laughed at the guy getting the ticket, out the open window. The cop let them go and pulled us over and yanked me from the car, cuffed me and pushed me into the back seat of his car. I said nothing at all. On the long drive back in on 183 to the police station downtown he asked me "Do you know why you are here?". I replied no. He said "You are an a**hole!". I never said another word. Booked me in for public intoxication when I never drink or do drugs. They held me for about 8 hours or so and let me out. Not a very pleasant experience but I don't let it cloud my thoughts on the whole police department. I don't think the lesson I learned was the one he thought he was teaching me though.
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  6. deemus

    deemus my mama says I'm special

    Feb 1, 2010
    I got into it big-time with a cop once. I called him a name, he called me a name, then he grounded me and wouldn't let me drive for two weeks.
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  7. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Everything I Own Is Paid For

    Jul 12, 2017
    Colorado County, Texas
    The whole thing makes me kind of nervous. What if the cop is not a real cop? You have surrendered you defense.
  8. oldag

    oldag TGT Addict

    Feb 19, 2015
    You just keep changing the scenario.

    We started out talking about pulling over a single individual for a traffic stop.

    You could not make your points or justify your attitude for that scenario, so now you come up with something completely different.

    Bottom line, you cannot justify your attitude. But, hey, keep trying.
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  9. sharkey

    sharkey Well-Known

    Feb 25, 2013
    I asked what environment that worked for you and you post this. So from your post, you have had a violator who copped an attitude and you defused it by being polite? It can be done but most often not. The scenarios are the same. If you don't want to answer, just say so.

    I didn't have to justify my attitude at all. I got Recruit Officer of the Year, I was a FTO for 3 years. I wrote a lesson plan for dealing with CHL holders. I then spent a decade helping Prosecutors sending some POSs to prison. Someone with a chip on their shoulder, who is a thug, and has anger issues usually doesn't accomplish that.
    I had a Sgt. Ask me what I said to a neighbor who was way too nosey when he called to complain on me. I told the Sgt. Exactly what I said and it was very impolite. The Sgt. States that is what he said you said, carry on. Now that was mid 90s and today I would be suspended for that. Times have changed and you get the policing you ask for. Good luck with that.

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  10. sharkey

    sharkey Well-Known

    Feb 25, 2013
    If it is a fake cop and you stopped, you got a lot more problems to worry about.

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