State trooper: Job rewarding despite people's misconceptions

Jul 26, 2009 Full story: Longview News-Journal 133

State troopers do a lot more than write speeding tickets. "A lot of people have a misconception about what we do," said Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Jacob Muehlstein.

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Since: Jun 09

Scrotum, Idaho

#1 Aug 10, 2009
Nice article!
Wounded

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#2 Aug 11, 2009
They also sit on their azzes and write tickets on the dead people.
They also become dead azzes as incompetent Troop Estes.
Along with his brother the incompetent chief of police of Wake Village TX.
It takes all kinds to make a DPS officer or any officer.

JMO!
Willie Granville

United States

#3 Aug 11, 2009
As nice as this young man sounds he is in the wrong business of a DPS officer in Texas. If it was up to them I would have been in prison at birth. I am not a bad person, not a speeder or crackhead. But the TDPS and a few other states I could care less of.
It may not be him to do wrong to innocent people because he WEARS A BADGE, but those who do it and he says nothing about. This is something he will and have already run into I am sure. I just care less and less for the DPS of Texas.
tanftx

Texarkana, AR

#4 Aug 23, 2009
i remember applying for an operator position. it is a very thorough application process. the resume and application were well received. i passed two interviews. then this texarkana trooper calls me in on a saturday. he went over and over the idea this was a very serious job several times. he talked about how most of the troopers had military experience and were family men. he mentioned that they had a woman in mind for the position and that he would prefer that i withdrew so she would get the position. with that and the clear impression that i was not wanted by this guy and some clever trooper in the back office "i wouldnt feel comfortable around him" comment, it didnt seem to make much sense pursuing the issue. it didnt take the trooper long to draft up a voluntary withdrawal letter for me to sign, and he thanked me for my honesty of withdrawing from the position if it was too intense for my comfort.

what was i going to do in his office surrounded by troopers supportive to whatever he decides. tell him to get bent and not play favoritism in the hiring process. that wouldnt go over very well. in my opinion there was some questionable hiring practice going on there.

of course i had to report the issue to unemployment. the trooper assured me that it wouldnt be an issue, but he isnt the one signing the check. he just wants to rubber stamp it and get it out the door as soon as possible. UIC reviewed and found in my favor, but that was not the point.

this is what happens when bi-state Detective Coffee sits on his backside not dealing with a certain complaint. law enforcement is not paid to feel comfortable. they are paid to do their jobs. the clever attitude should be saved for the felony and misdemeanor criminals they stop on the road, but no they give them professional manners an courtesy. the very nature of their job would by definition deal with uncomfortable situations.

i was not impressed with Detective Coffee or Trooper Donut's job performance.
Wounded

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#5 Aug 23, 2009
Willie Granville wrote:
As nice as this young man sounds he is in the wrong business of a DPS officer in Texas. If it was up to them I would have been in prison at birth. I am not a bad person, not a speeder or crackhead. But the TDPS and a few other states I could care less of.
It may not be him to do wrong to innocent people because he WEARS A BADGE, but those who do it and he says nothing about. This is something he will and have already run into I am sure. I just care less and less for the DPS of Texas.
Amen!!!
And Bowie county doesn't even evaluate their officers.
How can any agency know if their officer are any account if they don't?

I know how the hiring process work in Bowie county.
It is who you know and who you blow!
Sick!

Since: Jun 09

Scrotum, Idaho

#6 Aug 31, 2009
tanftx wrote:
i was not impressed with Detective Coffee or Trooper Donut's job performance.
Apparently DPS wasn't too impressed with you either.

Since: Sep 09

Texarkana, TX

#7 Sep 2, 2009
"I know how the hiring process work in Bowie county."

sure is easy for people to say they "know" everything when they dont. Most small towns have issues with knowing people to help get a job, but there is usually some type of evaluation. No evaluation is perfect. It is a shame how a whole department, or area, or even profession gets labeled from the mistakes of others.
Wounded

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#8 Sep 2, 2009
navy09 wrote:
"I know how the hiring process work in Bowie county."
sure is easy for people to say they "know" everything when they dont. Most small towns have issues with knowing people to help get a job, but there is usually some type of evaluation. No evaluation is perfect. It is a shame how a whole department, or area, or even profession gets labeled from the mistakes of others.
This is ONE good point!
It is a shame how it works. Like having a bad cold.
Some catch it, some don't.
Having officers who are evaluated is like having them build up good immunities for the job. JMO!
tanftx

Texarkana, TX

#9 Sep 6, 2009
Telstar wrote:
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Apparently DPS wasn't too impressed with you either.
Telstar, what would you have me say. Twice in Bowie county I have approached local law enforcement about someone bothering me on a job on a serious level. An alcoholic cussing me in front of other workers, and what turned out to be an alledged documented serial child molester in a state office. And both times they seemed to think the complaint was some kind of joke or something. I need to know law enforcement will protect me from a criminal. If they cant, they I would appreciate attorney references in case the issue escalates due to their negligence and/or lack of professional discression.
tanftx

Texarkana, TX

#10 Oct 17, 2009
not to mention a bank computer worker that was bothering me when i was going through a death in my family. a bank computer worker who if searched on the business directory website zoominfo.com appears to be linked to an adult toy business that shows a richmond road mailing address, less than a mile from his place of employment.
Tom Green

Grand Prairie, TX

#11 Jun 4, 2010
TX DPS Trooper - DAVID RIGGS - Wise County - Decatur (Decatur)

How many of you have had the misfortune to have encountered Trooper David Riggs in his official capacity? Meaning - an illegal traffic stop, illegal search and seizure, violation of your civil rights, solicitation of sex-drugs-or money, etc.?

If so, we would like to hear and document (Confidentially) your event for our database.

Unprofessional behavior and unlawful practices will not be tolerated?
Willie Granville

United States

#12 Jun 5, 2010
Tom Green you hang in there, once these guys find out they got a fight on their hands they know how to act. I don't know any TDPS trooper's I like all ways had problems with them. Hell I tell stories about them across the country, about their injustice.
Oh yea David Hullum and Riggs must have went to the same school with a bunch more I could name. Good luck on your mission.
Willie Granville

United States

#13 Jun 11, 2010
Wounded: Thank you for you comment. Sorry it took me a year, to tell you so. But I am kinda slow I was raised in Texas. I just read your comment today infact, as I told Tom yall hang in there and work as a team.
ABC

New York, NY

#14 Jun 11, 2010
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Willie Granville

United States

#15 Jun 11, 2010
abcdefghijklmnopqrustuvwxywz. No once again abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz. Now did I pass the test?
Wounded

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#16 Jun 15, 2010
Willie Granville wrote:
As nice as this young man sounds he is in the wrong business of a DPS officer in Texas. If it was up to them I would have been in prison at birth. I am not a bad person, not a speeder or crackhead. But the TDPS and a few other states I could care less of.
It may not be him to do wrong to innocent people because he WEARS A BADGE, but those who do it and he says nothing about. This is something he will and have already run into I am sure. I just care less and less for the DPS of Texas.
"I just care less and less for the DPS of Texas."

I have come to not respect the badge at all.

Once they get the badge their balls swell up.
I'm supprised they can even speak to the public. JMO!
Wounded

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#17 Jun 15, 2010
Willie Granville wrote:
Wounded: Thank you for you comment. Sorry it took me a year, to tell you so. But I am kinda slow I was raised in Texas. I just read your comment today infact, as I told Tom yall hang in there and work as a team.
It's ok!
I just wish we had a way to protect the public from law enforcement who cross their line.

It is hard to prove a cop to be a liar!
Yet when one or two change their statements at the request of their supervisors and testify to that.
I say they become no less the criminal that any crack head on our streets.
You can't protect and serve and be corrupt at the same time.
JMO!
Good Day!
Willie Granville

United States

#19 Jun 17, 2010
Wounded" my post hasn't gone through for some reason. I will give it a few more hours. I posted something to you a day ago.
Willie Granville

United States

#20 Jun 17, 2010
Ok we are back on track. Yes it is sad people beleive cops when they cann't think for themselves. And yes sir when they put that tin badge on they are 10 foot tall and bullit proof. What a hell of a life to live, I just couldn't do it, but it takes all kinds in this world. To be honest you are right about them and the crack heads. I WOULD HATE TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR EVERY MORNING AND SEE A CRACK HEAD OR A TDPS OFFICER. They can get mad I don't give a damn they made me that way.
Wounded

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#21 Jun 17, 2010
Willie Granville wrote:
Ok we are back on track. Yes it is sad people beleive cops when they cann't think for themselves. And yes sir when they put that tin badge on they are 10 foot tall and bullit proof. What a hell of a life to live, I just couldn't do it, but it takes all kinds in this world. To be honest you are right about them and the crack heads. I WOULD HATE TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR EVERY MORNING AND SEE A CRACK HEAD OR A TDPS OFFICER. They can get mad I don't give a damn they made me that way.
It's well understandable.
When dealing with Howard Dunnam the Texas Ranger and his supervisor Capt. Vickers.
They were nothing but out and out rude to us parents of the dead.
Yet it was they who didn't do their job's.
NOT I!
It was I who proved that Tilman Pyle was a liar. Yet Vickers said, THAT'S, THAT!
I say this because the Texas Rangers are a department of the DPS.
Just as I told Tilman Pyle when he said something about me calling him a liar! Point and end of conversation.
Sir if the shoe fits WEAR THE THING! He hung up!
He was later put out of office under new law.
Yet sorry corrupt DA Randy Lee protected the scum JP!
Every death certificate he has had anything to do with is in question.

I proved these people corrupt, I say corrupt because it is corrupt in my opinion to hide evidence that could get a conviction in four homicides.

That is what CCSO and the CC DA's office have done.

I have seen so much wrong from Law officers. Why cannot people, Stop the parents of the dead have justice?
Tell me Clint Allen.
You sent a e-mail on Christmass saying you were going to do something.
There is no one to depend on.
They all can and are mad at me already. ;') JMO!

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