State trooper: Job rewarding despite people's misconceptions

Jul 26, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Longview News-Journal

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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Steve Jones

Whitney, TX

#127 Oct 24, 2011
Let me advise the people.

The Texas Rangers. Are only the pizz from the DPS.
Just the facts mam!
e saunders

Arlington, TX

#128 Nov 8, 2011
DPS Trooper David Riggs planted drugs on a car of a friend. he is bad news.
Willie Granville

East Greenwich, RI

#129 Nov 9, 2011
I noticed this topic of Riggs have been going on for what 2 years or more? And the guy is still in business, TERRORIZING the people in TEXAS Legally.
I don't know the man, but know many more that sounds just like him that I have encountered with in the state.
The shameful part is we are fighting wars 1/2 way around the world. Fighting TERRORISM, and we have people 1/2 across the room being TERRORIZED and no one wants to do anything.
e saunders: Join the crowd, glad to see someone else saying something. I don't know about the rest, but I welcome you.
Steve Jones

Texarkana, TX

#130 Nov 9, 2011
Willie Granville wrote:
I noticed this topic of Riggs have been going on for what 2 years or more? And the guy is still in business, TERRORIZING the people in TEXAS Legally.
I don't know the man, but know many more that sounds just like him that I have encountered with in the state.
The shameful part is we are fighting wars 1/2 way around the world. Fighting TERRORISM, and we have people 1/2 across the room being TERRORIZED and no one wants to do anything.
e saunders: Join the crowd, glad to see someone else saying something. I don't know about the rest, but I welcome you.
Amen! Glad to have him. ;')
Willie Granville

East Greenwich, RI

#132 Nov 10, 2011
urine effin asso wrote:
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urine asso, holster sniffer!
What are you talking about?
Are you in favor doing something about these DIRTY COPS? Or are you in favor of letting them go on about TERRORIZING the GOOD CITIZENS of any said county?
Willie Granville

East Greenwich, RI

#133 Nov 10, 2011
Steve Jones wrote:
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Amen! Glad to have him. ;')
Steve: I looked up Trooper David Hullum yesterday. He was one of the DIRTY COPS in Texas, it looks like I broke him in on Dec. 31, 1987. It states that he was a Sgt. with the TDPS from 1988 til---. You speak of sorry SOB's he is one. See on 12-31-87 I was arrested by him in Van Zant County. You know the PROGRAM of Grand Saline, Edgewood etc. N---r don't let the SUN GO DOWN ON YOUR BLACK A$$$$$$. Well the sun was down when I was going through there, I drive just as good at night as I do in the day time.
Steve look this boy up. Trooper David Hullum, take a good look at his picture and tell me what do you see. I notice he works or owns some kinda energy thing or something, he should have been doing that 35 years ago. But then again I am sure he still would have been a DIRTY SOB.
Willie Granville

East Greenwich, RI

#135 Nov 10, 2011
urine effin asso wrote:
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dirty cops should be shown the door, and in some cases thrown in jail
I must agree with you. Thank you for making it clear to all of us to where you stand.
Steve Jones

Texarkana, TX

#136 Nov 10, 2011
Willie Granville wrote:
<quoted text>Steve: I looked up Trooper David Hullum yesterday. He was one of the DIRTY COPS in Texas, it looks like I broke him in on Dec. 31, 1987. It states that he was a Sgt. with the TDPS from 1988 til---. You speak of sorry SOB's he is one. See on 12-31-87 I was arrested by him in Van Zant County. You know the PROGRAM of Grand Saline, Edgewood etc. N---r don't let the SUN GO DOWN ON YOUR BLACK A$$$$$$. Well the sun was down when I was going through there, I drive just as good at night as I do in the day time.
Steve look this boy up. Trooper David Hullum, take a good look at his picture and tell me what do you see. I notice he works or owns some kinda energy thing or something, he should have been doing that 35 years ago. But then again I am sure he still would have been a DIRTY SOB.
Did you know I was the one who brought Paula Zhan to Linden over the beating Of Billy Ray Johnson.
I was also the one who met with Texas Monthly to help get that artical.
I fought for that boy! Lue is my friend. ALWAYS!
I will check it out friend.
Nice chatting with you.
I've been meaning to call but there has been soo much going on.

Two friends I learn have cancer.
I' d just a soon God save them and Hang the DPS and Texas Dangers.
Just the facts friend. ;')
Steve Jones

Texarkana, TX

#137 Nov 10, 2011
urine effin asso wrote:
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dirty cops should be shown the door, and in some cases thrown in jail
Amen!
EX STATE TROOPER

Weatherford, TX

#139 Feb 4, 2013
Several years ago I had the privilege of working with Trooper David Riggs. He was my partner and I can assure you that he is a great man of integrity and followed policy and procedure at all times. He was firm fair and consistent with every individual regardless of their age and race. He sets a great example of what a Texas State Trooper should be.
Steve

Fort Worth, TX

#140 Oct 7, 2013
Fort Worth officers have resorted to the same Video Editing and deleting tactics I am reading about here! Do not under any circumstances Cooperate with the Police! I want a Lawyer is all you should say! no matter how long they hold you of coerce you! I am looking for anyone else that has been convicted on False video evidence in the Fort Worth area in the past 3 years! gotwelder@netzero.com
Kelly

Midlothian, TX

#141 Jan 22, 2014
Telstar wrote:
Nice article!
The DPS officer who wrote that statement Jacob Muehlstein, helped me out one rainy night when my SUV went off of I 20. The tow trucks worse all very busy and were only taking cash. I asked Ofc. Muehlstein if he would pull my SUV ouy of the mud with his patrol car and pull me out. Since there was no damage to my car and the tow trucks were only accepting cash which I did not have on me. He did that and he got my car out and I was able to drive home. Which if I would've waited around for a tow truck I could've been there till early morning hours. I was a young girl and I was scared especially on a scary interstate like I 20 with all those truckers. Right before Ofc. Muehlstein pulled up to see if I was okay, a scary man in a pick up truck had pulled up beside me. I really was afraid but when Ofc. Muehlstein arrived just to check on me even tho he did not know me, Police, state police, sheriff or whoever... I felt relief that he was there. I have never been in trouble with the law and I think that people who are afraid of the police must be hiding something or they must have done something wrong. If you are obeying the laws and acting like a civil human being and are not being crazy. Them the law will not bother you. That is my personal experience. Then again I do not come from a bad family and I am not the product of crackheads. I do believe that if you're honest and you do the right thing that allows everyone in general to function better. Of course someone who is been arrested for drunk driving or drugs or acting a fool in public is going to be anti-cop. They don't consider the reasons that the cops are "harassing" them. It seems like people who have had run-ins with the law do not understand why the law is picking on them... They say they did not do anything and are innocent. I say bullshit. And I'm not married to a cop or have any relatives that are police. I'm actually married to a criminal defense attorney. So as you can see my perspective is broad and I'm trying to see both sides but I'm going to have to say that the police are NOT out to get you unless you give them a reason to... Nuff said!
Kelly

United States

#142 Jan 22, 2014
Kelly wrote:
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The DPS officer who wrote that statement Jacob Muehlstein, helped me out one rainy night when my SUV went off of I 20. The tow trucks worse all very busy and were only taking cash. I asked Ofc. Muehlstein if he would pull my SUV ouy of the mud with his patrol car and pull me out. Since there was no damage to my car and the tow trucks were only accepting cash which I did not have on me. He did that and he got my car out and I was able to drive home. Which if I would've waited around for a tow truck I could've been there till early morning hours. I was a young girl and I was scared especially on a scary interstate like I 20 with all those truckers. Right before Ofc. Muehlstein pulled up to see if I was okay, a scary man in a pick up truck had pulled up beside me. I really was afraid but when Ofc. Muehlstein arrived just to check on me even tho he did not know me, Police, state police, sheriff or whoever... I felt relief that he was there. I have never been in trouble with the law and I think that people who are afraid of the police must be hiding something or they must have done something wrong. If you are obeying the laws and acting like a civil human being and are not being crazy. Them the law will not bother you. That is my personal experience. Then again I do not come from a bad family and I am not the product of crackheads. I do believe that if you're honest and you do the right thing that allows everyone in general to function better. Of course someone who is been arrested for drunk driving or drugs or acting a fool in public is going to be anti-cop. They don't consider the reasons that the cops are "harassing" them. It seems like people who have had run-ins with the law do not understand why the law is picking on them... They say they did not do anything and are innocent. I say bullshit. And I'm not married to a cop or have any relatives that are police. I'm actually married to a criminal defense attorney. So as you can see my perspective is broad and I'm trying to see both sides but I'm going to have to say that the police are NOT out to get you unless you give them a reason to... Nuff said!
By the way Officer Muehlstein - thank you for tour help that night. It was about 5 years ago. But I was scared. My phone was dead (of course) and I was actually in a panic until you showed up and you helped me and I will be forever grateful to you for that.. thank you
Kelly

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