Off-duty policeman fires shots at mot...

Off-duty policeman fires shots at motorist who dragged deputy

There are 21 comments on the San Antonio Express-News story from Aug 29, 2010, titled Off-duty policeman fires shots at motorist who dragged deputy. In it, San Antonio Express-News reports that:

An off-duty Sabinal policeman fired two shots at a motorist early Saturday morning after the motorist reportedly dragged a Bexar County Sheriff's Office deputy who clung to a vehicle after it struck his car near a North Side bar, officials said.

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fedup

Jacksonville, FL

#1 Aug 29, 2010
dumm dumm dumm he could of hit the sa officer or the driver lol bet it was minake hes a hot head and thinks hes is the law
Officer J D Buck Savage

San Antonio, TX

#2 Aug 29, 2010
The off duty Officer did the right thing to protect his partner. Maybe SCOFFLAWS will think twice before they decide to ignore an Officers order to stop. The fleeing felon was lucky he did'nt get more rounds fired at him for endangering a Peace Officer in the performance of his duties.
yep

San Antonio, TX

#3 Aug 29, 2010
in most cases this is almost true but not all officers are always right, hopefully this one was and that the story they are stating is true.
ese locote

Houston, TX

#4 Aug 30, 2010
f#k the cops of s.a pd they think they run sh1t take that badge off and see what happens on these streets but na when yall feel scared yall go call back up most of s.a pd cops are P#SSY thats why the cops down here in pleasanton tx get there azz beat down getting sprayd wit there own pepper spray when i see off duty cops they act like b####es put there heads down and there tail between there legs even when a cop has a gun i'd say f#k you what would they do call the pigs cuz they scary like that
lol

Jacksonville, FL

#5 Aug 30, 2010
Officer J D Buck Savage wrote:
The off duty Officer did the right thing to protect his partner. Maybe SCOFFLAWS will think twice before they decide to ignore an Officers order to stop. The fleeing felon was lucky he did'nt get more rounds fired at him for endangering a Peace Officer in the performance of his duties.
sorry but a hit and run is not a floney, read the law,he should of done prodacall take down the lic and call it in . they will be lucky if they arenot sued by the driver,they put a lot of people in danger by shooting wild, all partys were wrong but the cops most of all.
sabinal

Jacksonville, FL

#6 Aug 30, 2010
ese locote wrote:
f#k the cops of s.a pd they think they run sh1t take that badge off and see what happens on these streets but na when yall feel scared yall go call back up most of s.a pd cops are P#SSY thats why the cops down here in pleasanton tx get there azz beat down getting sprayd wit there own pepper spray when i see off duty cops they act like b####es put there heads down and there tail between there legs even when a cop has a gun i'd say f#k you what would they do call the pigs cuz they scary like that
wow lol so right
wondering

San Antonio, TX

#7 Aug 30, 2010
So who was the officer from Sabinal?
SAPD Sgt Smith

Hondo, TX

#8 Aug 31, 2010
Sabinal is going to have a huge lawsuit on their hands. I cannot believe a small town like Sabinal allows its non paid police force to run around San Antonio working off duty jobs. It is going to be a huge liability isue for them.
Txleo

United States

#9 Aug 31, 2010
SAPD Sgt Smith wrote:
Sabinal is going to have a huge lawsuit on their hands. I cannot believe a small town like Sabinal allows its non paid police force to run around San Antonio working off duty jobs. It is going to be a huge liability isue for them.
I agree sapdsgt their council is going to have to act fast and change this policy to distance themselves from this type of behavior or it will cost them dearly. Tml does not approve of non paid or support officers working off duty jobs as it is very costly to defend this type of stuff and it is very likely sabinal will get stuck holding the bag.
Sabinal Born

Hondo, TX

#10 Sep 2, 2010
To our city leaders, what is Sabinal doing about this to keep this from happening in the future? I certainly dont want my tax dollars to go to paying someones life long medical bills because one of our guys was doing a off duty job in San Antonio which does not benifit us at all?
Sabinal Born

Hondo, TX

#11 Sep 3, 2010
I spoke to a city official today who told me this policy of allowing our police officers to work off duty jobs like this is going to change. I hope it does.
bornheretoo

San Antonio, TX

#12 Sep 3, 2010
From what I heard, the city officials had already been trying to fix this mess for the last few months but it was taking time since the policy had been out of control for the last two or three years.
In one of the meetings I attended in May or June(don't remember which) this issue was the subject of a long discussion by the official but some of the officers were mad and didn't want it changed.

I am glad this was already being addressed even before. Good Job
Sabinal Born

Pflugerville, TX

#13 Sep 4, 2010
So this whole event could have been avoided if they had acted a few months back?

Why is the city worried about upsetting the volunteer officers?

If they don't like it they can work somewhere else. Truth is most of our officers cannot get a job anywhere else.
Officer J D Buck Savage

Dallas, TX

#14 Sep 4, 2010
Volunteer Officers are just that, they need to support themselfs somehow. Why don't you strap on a badge and a gun for free and be willing to give your life for some little whiner like you. The least you can do in return for free protection is to let them work off duty in order to support themselfs and their family. You haters ought to think about that before moving that pie hole under your nose and talking smack about brave individuals who put it on the line for dumb ass's like you who just don't understand how things are!
Officer J D Buck Savage

Dallas, TX

#15 Sep 4, 2010
ese locote wrote:
f#k the cops of s.a pd they think they run sh1t take that badge off and see what happens on these streets but na when yall feel scared yall go call back up most of s.a pd cops are P#SSY thats why the cops down here in pleasanton tx get there azz beat down getting sprayd wit there own pepper spray when i see off duty cops they act like b####es put there heads down and there tail between there legs even when a cop has a gun i'd say f#k you what would they do call the pigs cuz they scary like that
You sound real brave behind the keyboard, but in real life your just a little puto with no huevos to back up your bark. Go back to skate boarding and when your dumb ass gets hit by a car. See who comes to your aid, yeah thats right, the same Officers who you say you hate. They will come to save your sorry ass and keep you alive long enough for EMS to come get you transported to a hospital...
talltexman

Floresville, TX

#16 Sep 4, 2010
cops dont make enough money as it is, if it werent for off duty jobs some may not make ends meet. actually we are lucky there are a few who still want to be a law officer in this day and time. criminals have more rights than the police, criminals are criminals if you choose to do something against the law you suffer the consequences. ese locote is bitter towards the cops because he does bad things and gets in trouble. boo hoo..99.9% of cops are good people unfortunatly one bad apple gives them all a bad wrap, which is unfair.
Brenda

Hondo, TX

#17 Sep 7, 2010
The problem here is it is ILLEGAL for support officers to work off duty jobs.

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/psb/psb_opin_sum...

Reserve Officer’s Uniforms
June 27, 2006
On June 8, 2006, the Attorney General issued its opinion on the question of whether a reserve peace officer may wear his or her official uniform and display the insignia of an official law enforcement agency while working as a private security guard. The Attorney General’s opinion is that Section 1702.130 of the Occupations Code prohibits the wearing of such a uniform under such circumstances.

Following the issuance of that opinion, we were asked whether a reserve officer can wear a uniform that shows no identifying agency, but that indicates that the wearer is a “peace officer.”

The use of the phrase “peace officer” is prohibited. Section 1702.130 specifically prohibits the use of a uniform or insignia that gives the impression that the wearer is connected with the federal or state government, or with a political subdivision of a state government. Article 2.12 of the Code of Criminal Procedure provides a list of those who are “peace officers,” and all of those listed are connected with state or local governments.

Section 1702.130 provides that non-exempt police officers are prohibited from wearing their police uniforms while performing off-duty security services for anyone other than their employing law enforcement agency.
officer

San Antonio, TX

#18 Sep 7, 2010
Brenda wrote:
The problem here is it is ILLEGAL for support officers to work off duty jobs.
http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/psb/psb_opin_sum...
Reserve Officer’s Uniforms
June 27, 2006
On June 8, 2006, the Attorney General issued its opinion on the question of whether a reserve peace officer may wear his or her official uniform and display the insignia of an official law enforcement agency while working as a private security guard. The Attorney General’s opinion is that Section 1702.130 of the Occupations Code prohibits the wearing of such a uniform under such circumstances.
Following the issuance of that opinion, we were asked whether a reserve officer can wear a uniform that shows no identifying agency, but that indicates that the wearer is a “peace officer.”
The use of the phrase “peace officer” is prohibited. Section 1702.130 specifically prohibits the use of a uniform or insignia that gives the impression that the wearer is connected with the federal or state government, or with a political subdivision of a state government. Article 2.12 of the Code of Criminal Procedure provides a list of those who are “peace officers,” and all of those listed are connected with state or local governments.
Section 1702.130 provides that non-exempt police officers are prohibited from wearing their police uniforms while performing off-duty security services for anyone other than their employing law enforcement agency.
this is an old law. a few years ago a law passed that allows reserves to work as traffic control offcers and motor escorts. a reserve can work off duty work as long as its not security. this officer should get an award from the state for coming to the aid of s fellow officer.
Brenda

Helotes, TX

#19 Sep 8, 2010
Show me this law Officer, because it does not exist... Show where it says it is legal. I bet you can't because there is no such thing.

This officer should get charged for violation of the Private Security Act as he was not working a traffic job, and had no business being there.

Anyway, copy and paste a link to the law you claim exist.
Sabinal Born

Helotes, TX

#20 Sep 9, 2010
Well I guess "officer" is a Sabinal police officer and like always had no idea what he was talking about, or he would have posted the info.

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