spot

Huntington, WV

#41 Jun 25, 2013
GYM TEACHER wrote:
Quit crying already. You cannot do anything about it. Topix cant help you with your hatred towards HPD. These men are the only ones that are fighting crime for all of us. Im not saying that they are perfect cops. I know they have made some mistakes but what surprises me is that none of you are cocerned about the officer or his wife injuries in the accident.
No one said they had hatred toward HPD, they just need to pay the price that the rest of us pay if we were in that situation! And being concerned is another question, who are we supposed to be concerned for? They won't release the name of the passenger! It's all under wraps!
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#42 Jun 25, 2013
Well Ive been in that situation. I was a delivery driver for many years and frequently had people in my vehicle while working and nobody cared. Well, atleast not enough to tell me about it or whine about it on the internet. Perhaps we should all not woory about a respected officer of the law having someone in his vehicle. I know that it upset me in any way. I really dont even care.
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Huntington, WV

#43 Jun 25, 2013
curious wrote:
Of course it's not wrong when it's HPD, but if you park in the wrong place in this town, they are fast to ticket your butt! I'm a tax paying citizen myself, and get so much taken from my check that goes to this city, but heaven forbid, don't park somewhere for too long!
HPD doesn't ticket for parking ... mostly it's the parking board. Separate entity.
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Huntington, WV

#44 Jun 25, 2013
spot wrote:
<quoted text>Well it's not me, but people I work with, but the comparison was that, nothing will be said or done to that officer for having his wife in the car, but it's ok for them to give parking tickets all the time! Get the priorities straight! All those tickets pay for the gas in those city cars so they can drive their families around! Humm, sounds like a good deal huh??
It's the municipal parking board that writes the ticket. Not HPD.
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rules are for a reason

Lavalette, WV

#46 Jun 25, 2013
In The Know wrote:
Ok, like it or not, people can say I am wrong or right but the truth is simple and is as follows...
Booth's wife works in town as well on day shift the same as he does in the same area he would be in patrolling anyway and has for years. I will not say where because I hate she has been drug this far into it and that people are more concerned with less than $1.00 worth of gas than what could have amounted to both her and Booth's lives. It was their lunch time and like many, many other times he called and asked her to go get lunch with him. Obviously she accepted. Yes, this is against HPD regulations to have family members in the car but there is a reason HPD doesn't strictly follow that law. That restriction is put in their guidelines to prevent officers from using their cars as "personal vehicles" and sticking the city with the bill. In other words, no, you cannot call someone you know working for HPD during their shift or their time off and get a ride somewhere at the cities expense. But, like most other company cars everyone bends the rules. It makes no sense for him to drive RIGHT PAST HER WORK WITHOUT STOPPING so she can drive her own car! It doesn't cost anymore in gas and if you know anything about insurance then you know they already have provisions for passengers (think criminals=passengers, think witnesses=passengers, list goes on, yes all work related but still passengers) so if an officer wants to pick up his wife or child for lunch/dinner and he doesn't have to go out of his way to do so then really, what is the harm? Wouldn't you rather him be doing this than screwing some prostitute in the back seat in some alley like some HPD officers. Sgt. Booth is a good cop and it's a miracle he and his wife are even alive, now you know the truth, quit griping about him and start griping about the real criminal - the drunk junkie that hit them!
P.S. If you're that vested in this case then go get a copy of the police report from state police when they finish investigations!
An officer is expected to be able to follow rules. Is that expecting too much from a law enforcement officer?

You can try to justify it in any way you wish, but it is against the rules. Why have the rule on the books if it is ok for them to be broken?
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rules are for a reason

Lavalette, WV

#48 Jun 25, 2013
Wonder who will pay her medical bills since she was in a department vehicle? Technically she could sue the department and the insurer of the cruiser to force them to pay the bills. In fact, the carrier of insurance on the cruiser probably needs notified.
good for WV

United States

#49 Jun 25, 2013
In The Know wrote:
Ok, like it or not, people can say I am wrong or right but the truth is simple and is as follows...

Booth's wife works in town as well on day shift the same as he does in the same area he would be in patrolling anyway and has for years. I will not say where because I hate she has been drug this far into it and that people are more concerned with less than $1.00 worth of gas than what could have amounted to both her and Booth's lives. It was their lunch time and like many, many other times he called and asked her to go get lunch with him. Obviously she accepted. Yes, this is against HPD regulations to have family members in the car but there is a reason HPD doesn't strictly follow that law. That restriction is put in their guidelines to prevent officers from using their cars as "personal vehicles" and sticking the city with the bill. In other words, no, you cannot call someone you know working for HPD during their shift or their time off and get a ride somewhere at the cities expense. But, like most other company cars everyone bends the rules. It makes no sense for him to drive RIGHT PAST HER WORK WITHOUT STOPPING so she can drive her own car! It doesn't cost anymore in gas and if you know anything about insurance then you know they already have provisions for passengers (think criminals=passengers, think witnesses=passengers, list goes on, yes all work related but still passengers) so if an officer wants to pick up his wife or child for lunch/dinner and he doesn't have to go out of his way to do so then really, what is the harm? Wouldn't you rather him be doing this than screwing some prostitute in the back seat in some alley like some HPD officers. Sgt. Booth is a good cop and it's a miracle he and his wife are even alive, now you know the truth, quit griping about him and start griping about the real criminal - the drunk junkie that hit them!

P.S. If you're that vested in this case then go get a copy of the police report from state police when they finish investigations!
Seriously, "in the know"! So you are saying it is alright for the officer to "bend" the rules b/c it is his wife instead of a prostitute in the car with him? To that rationale, the druggie, as you call him, may have been taking the meds that his doctor prescribed him...so, let's bend the rules for him b/c, well, at least he wasn't on crack!
rules are for a reason

Lavalette, WV

#50 Jun 25, 2013
good for WV wrote:
<quoted text>
Seriously, "in the know"! So you are saying it is alright for the officer to "bend" the rules b/c it is his wife instead of a prostitute in the car with him? To that rationale, the druggie, as you call him, may have been taking the meds that his doctor prescribed him...so, let's bend the rules for him b/c, well, at least he wasn't on crack!
"in the know" is trying to justify breaking rules. I have a feeling that they are not really in the loop.
good for WV

United States

#51 Jun 25, 2013
rules are for a reason wrote:
<quoted text>"in the know" is trying to justify breaking rules. I have a feeling that they are not really in the loop.
My 1st hint that "in the know" wasn't, in fact, in the know was the comment about the "druggie" blowing a .07, Report says .000
Huntington resident

Murrysville, PA

#52 Jun 25, 2013
good for WV wrote:
<quoted text>
My 1st hint that "in the know" wasn't, in fact, in the know was the comment about the "druggie" blowing a .07, Report says .000
Nice observation.
Bernard

Huntington, WV

#53 Jun 25, 2013
Skip Holbrook won't do anything to the officers because they know about all of his indiscretions. Skip is afraid the officers will tell his wife about all his girlfriends. She may not believe the stories on topix but she would believe a police officer. The police have the run of the place and Skip is powerless to do anything about it.
twelve

Saint Albans, WV

#54 Jun 25, 2013
Emily wrote:
<quoted text>What do you recommend? Life in prison for officer Booth? Would that be stiff enough sentence for his so terrible god forbid sin that his wife was in the car?
Maybe put on leave or maybe he should pay all the bills for her since it wasn't an authorized trip. But as always I am sure he will lie his way out of this one. I can't believe some of you are acting like this is not a problem. Queen takes his kids to school in the company vehicle. Sperry and his wife go all over the place in the company vehicle. These are not their personal vehicles and their family has no right to ride in the vehicles. Hell if I cannot get a free ride neither should they.
lynm conners

Huntington, WV

#55 Jun 25, 2013
In The Know wrote:
Ok, like it or not, people can say I am wrong or right but the truth is simple and is as follows...
Booth's wife works in town as well on day shift the same as he does in the same area he would be in patrolling anyway and has for years. I will not say where because I hate she has been drug this far into it and that people are more concerned with less than $1.00 worth of gas than what could have amounted to both her and Booth's lives. It was their lunch time and like many, many other times he called and asked her to go get lunch with him. Obviously she accepted. Yes, this is against HPD regulations to have family members in the car but there is a reason HPD doesn't strictly follow that law. That restriction is put in their guidelines to prevent officers from using their cars as "personal vehicles" and sticking the city with the bill. In other words, no, you cannot call someone you know working for HPD during their shift or their time off and get a ride somewhere at the cities expense. But, like most other company cars everyone bends the rules. It makes no sense for him to drive RIGHT PAST HER WORK WITHOUT STOPPING so she can drive her own car! It doesn't cost anymore in gas and if you know anything about insurance then you know they already have provisions for passengers (think criminals=passengers, think witnesses=passengers, list goes on, yes all work related but still passengers) so if an officer wants to pick up his wife or child for lunch/dinner and he doesn't have to go out of his way to do so then really, what is the harm? Wouldn't you rather him be doing this than screwing some prostitute in the back seat in some alley like some HPD officers. Sgt. Booth is a good cop and it's a miracle he and his wife are even alive, now you know the truth, quit griping about him and start griping about the real criminal - the drunk junkie that hit them!
P.S. If you're that vested in this case then go get a copy of the police report from state police when they finish investigations!
Maybe his wife should sue the city for a couple of million since they broke the rules and she was injured. I bet a bunch of lawyers would love to take that case. BTW I know a couple of officers. Who had a prostitute in the back seat in an alley?
Ben Dover

Huntington, WV

#56 Jun 25, 2013
In The Know wrote:
BTW. The idiot that hit them was a Kirby vacuum salesperson (that should say enough) who was driving on a suspended license, blew I believe .07 (so .01 below legal limit on the PBT how early in the day, can we say alcoholic) and had enough track marks to make a new design for a NASCAR raceway thus why he was taken to the hospital for blood tests. Again, the criminal in this particular case was not Sgt. Booth, HPD, or Holbrook it was the other driver. I'll be the first one to say that Skip should hold his GUILTY officers responsible when they do things they shouldn't do but this is not one of those times. My husband had a take home car for years and while we didn't take it to the mall after hours we took it to lunch while he was working plenty of times even though technically I wasn't supposed to be in the car. Very, very few people that have work cars or take home cars for any length of time can honestly say they have NEVER given anyone a ride anywhere. Rules against personal use, again, aren't designed to prevent things like this. They are put in place to discourage and prevent people from using those cars like personal vehicles.
Ask Stephanie if he is a good.
twelve

Saint Albans, WV

#57 Jun 25, 2013
In The Know wrote:
Ok, like it or not, people can say I am wrong or right but the truth is simple and is as follows...

Booth's wife works in town as well on day shift the same as he does in the same area he would be in patrolling anyway and has for years. I will not say where because I hate she has been drug this far into it and that people are more concerned with less than $1.00 worth of gas than what could have amounted to both her and Booth's lives. It was their lunch time and like many, many other times he called and asked her to go get lunch with him. Obviously she accepted. Yes, this is against HPD regulations to have family members in the car but there is a reason HPD doesn't strictly follow that law. That restriction is put in their guidelines to prevent officers from using their cars as "personal vehicles" and sticking the city with the bill. In other words, no, you cannot call someone you know working for HPD during their shift or their time off and get a ride somewhere at the cities expense. But, like most other company cars everyone bends the rules. It makes no sense for him to drive RIGHT PAST HER WORK WITHOUT STOPPING so she can drive her own car! It doesn't cost anymore in gas and if you know anything about insurance then you know they already have provisions for passengers (think criminals=passengers, think witnesses=passengers, list goes on, yes all work related but still passengers) so if an officer wants to pick up his wife or child for lunch/dinner and he doesn't have to go out of his way to do so then really, what is the harm? Wouldn't you rather him be doing this than screwing some prostitute in the back seat in some alley like some HPD officers. Sgt. Booth is a good cop and it's a miracle he and his wife are even alive, now you know the truth, quit griping about him and start griping about the real criminal - the drunk junkie that hit them!

P.S. If you're that vested in this case then go get a copy of the police report from state police when they finish investigations!
It is a big deal because any normal person does not get the rules bent for them. First it's let your wife ride in the car, next it's pistol whip and beat to death someone during a bust, just because you have some special powers from being a police you can get away with anything. Then maybe you might go into someone's house and blow their dogs brains all over the floor just because you can. Co sign for this pos if you want but he would not show you any special privileges. There are some good cops in Huntington I am just not sure you have your finger pointed toward them!
twelve

Saint Albans, WV

#58 Jun 25, 2013
In The Know wrote:
BTW. The idiot that hit them was a Kirby vacuum salesperson (that should say enough) who was driving on a suspended license, blew I believe .07 (so .01 below legal limit on the PBT how early in the day, can we say alcoholic) and had enough track marks to make a new design for a NASCAR raceway thus why he was taken to the hospital for blood tests. Again, the criminal in this particular case was not Sgt. Booth, HPD, or Holbrook it was the other driver. I'll be the first one to say that Skip should hold his GUILTY officers responsible when they do things they shouldn't do but this is not one of those times. My husband had a take home car for years and while we didn't take it to the mall after hours we took it to lunch while he was working plenty of times even though technically I wasn't supposed to be in the car. Very, very few people that have work cars or take home cars for any length of time can honestly say they have NEVER given anyone a ride anywhere. Rules against personal use, again, aren't designed to prevent things like this. They are put in place to discourage and prevent people from using those cars like personal vehicles.
This wreck is totally the drunken drug addicts fault. I think your missing the point. People wanna know why and how she gets to ride in a company vehicle that is paid for by tax payers.
lovinlife

Charleston, WV

#59 Jun 25, 2013
I think we should all sell our cars and just have HPD give us a ride to work and school, sure would make life a whole lot easier!!
maximista

Apollo, PA

#60 Jun 25, 2013
lovinlife wrote:
I think we should all sell our cars and just have HPD give us a ride to work and school, sure would make life a whole lot easier!!
Lol.
h8ter

Saint Albans, WV

#61 Jun 25, 2013
True story, thats a good idea, but the only ride you would get from them is to the regional. I had a wreck and had my daughter with me and we actually had to walk 7 miles from cabell in the cold.
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Bystander

Alexandria, VA

#63 Jun 25, 2013
WHITER POWER IS WHAT I SAY!!!!

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