Scared Owensboro Police
Dr Oz

Owensboro, KY

#21 Feb 25, 2013
We the people wrote:
I was stopped for a traffic violation and was treated like a common criminal. Ask them what the problem was and was told I ran a stop sign. I will add that there was two police, in two cars. Before they had got to the car, I already had my billfold out, one hand on it and the other on my drivers license. He ask if I had any guns on me, I said yes and that I had a Concealed Deadly Weapons License. I then handed both to him. He ask me what I had and where it was and I told him. He ask where I was coming from, I told him Walmart, from picking up my meds. I reached for the bag, with the receipt and showed it to him. Then he wanted to know if I was on any drugs that would impair my driving, I told him no. He told me to hold on a minute and then came back and asked me to step out of the car. After that, they said they were going to go a head and take my weapon, for their safety and mine. He then gave me the "follow the finger test" which I passed and told me to go a head and get back in the vehicle and to go a head and holster my weapon. I did all this and went to light a cigarette, they were laying on the dash and was told not to. When I ask why, I was told for his safety as well as mine. They or should I say the other officer came back with my ticket and explained how to take care of it and that I could take off when I was ready. Now, how was it for his and my safety not to light my cigarette, in my car? How was it for his and MY SAFETY, to take my weapon? I went through the proper steps to get my Concealed Permit, so that I could protect myself. Now they could say, they don't know me or what I might do. I say, I don't know them or what they might do. They ran me through the computer, so they knew as much about me, as I did them. Not only it is a waste of tax payers money to have two officers and two police cars, pull me over, it's also a slap in the face to tell me it's for my safety for them to take my weapon. I pack my weapon for MY SAFETY! Why not put two officers in one car and save the tax payers money? Why become a cop, if you scared? Once they ran me through the computer, they knew I wasn't a criminal. The way they act, they should pull everyone over, for their safety, to make sure they are kept safe. Fire fighters know the dangers of their jobs, that they might not make it home, at the days end, Police officers should too and they don't have be cops, they wanted to be! On a final note, the fine for running the stop sign, is $20.00 with a $144.00 court cost. If I'm going to be able to pay it with out going to court, why the court cost? Just one more way for the city of Owensboro, to stick it to someone who had a traffic violation.
Cigarettes are deadly man. I'm only a Dr. per se but I believe cigarettes kill more people a year than guns do. Go ahead and google it, I'll wait.
Wow!

Owensboro, KY

#22 Feb 25, 2013
So you're mad that he took the loaded gun out if your car while he had you stopped? Do you not understand he doesn't want you to shoot him? How is he supposed to know you aren't going to do that? Just because you have a permit? Wake up and quit whining.
Marlboro Man

Owensboro, KY

#23 Feb 25, 2013
I was killed by a cigarette. They are dangerous!
We the people

Hopkinsville, KY

#24 Feb 25, 2013
i know wrote:
Yeah, he should have just let you hold your loaded gun in your hand since he knew you wouldn't shoot him with it. Their computer can also accurately say if a person is going to shoot the officer. You are so right to be mad.
Did you not read what I wrote? He took my gun after he saw my permit! They gave me my gun back and then wouldn't let me light my cigarette, that was laying on the dash in plain sight, for my safety and his. Other words...I'm big bully cop, you do what I say, because I'm tough and right and your wrong and don't have no rights, you want me to arrest you?
lol

Owensboro, KY

#25 Feb 25, 2013
We the people wrote:
<quoted text>Did you not read what I wrote? He took my gun after he saw my permit! They gave me my gun back and then wouldn't let me light my cigarette, that was laying on the dash in plain sight, for my safety and his. Other words...I'm big bully cop, you do what I say, because I'm tough and right and your wrong and don't have no rights, you want me to arrest you?
Maybe he was allergic to smoke?

Just because you have a permit, doesn't mean you aren't some crazy that would shoot him!

Get over it. If you hadn't of ran the stop sign, none of this would have happened.

Quit 'yer bitchin'
We the people

Hopkinsville, KY

#26 Feb 25, 2013
[QUOTE who="Wow!"]So you're mad that he took the loaded gun out if your car while he had you stopped? Do you not understand he doesn't want you to shoot him? How is he supposed to know you aren't going to do that? Just because you have a permit? Wake up and quit whining.[/QUOTE]Why don't you read? The gun was on me, in my holster. After asking me if I had one and me telling him yes and where it was and that I had a permit, he went behind the vehicle called it in and then came back and had me step out and took my gun. After checking me out, he let me have my gun back and go wait in the car while he wrote me a ticket. The other officer wouldn't allow me to light up, while waiting for my ticket, for his safety and mine.
Former Cop

United States

#27 Feb 25, 2013
As much as I can't stand some of OPD cops, I got to say he was just doing what he was trained to do. I used to be a cop in another state and I dealt with all kinds of psychos. Just because you have your permit doesn't mean you are a sane person. They deal with a lot of crazies, give them a break. He doesn't know you and was just wanting to be safe and go home to his family that night. Just pay your fines or get a lawyer and move on.
CCDW

Owensboro, KY

#28 Feb 25, 2013
One of the things they teach in the concealed carry class is to advise an officer of the fact that you have a weapon when he/she first approaches you. They will then hold your weapon until the incident is finished, for everyone's protection. If you were not informed of this, then you did not get the proper instruction.

As far as the cigarette goes, he was probably a non-smoker and didn't want the smoke rolling out of the vehicle into his face. Also, if an officer makes a traffic stop and another officer is in the area, they always assist each other. I feel certain that it isn't because he was "scared" of you...they just have backup in case it is needed.

Get over it
these people are slow
#29 Feb 26, 2013
We the people wrote:
<quoted text>Why don't you read? The gun was on me, in my holster. After asking me if I had one and me telling him yes and where it was and that I had a permit, he went behind the vehicle called it in and then came back and had me step out and took my gun. After checking me out, he let me have my gun back and go wait in the car while he wrote me a ticket. The other officer wouldn't allow me to light up, while waiting for my ticket, for his safety and mine.
dam...its a shame that they still dont get it lol.."the cigarette" is the topic also
F*** the police

Tucker, GA

#30 Feb 26, 2013
I told you people to stop running stop signs. Your better off robbing a bank or someone. The weak a$$ OPD can't catch real criminals.
what he said

Morgantown, KY

#31 Feb 26, 2013
I'd bet in the past someone was pi$$ed off enough about a ticket that they took their lit cigarette and threw it at and or burnt a police officer with it. I'm sure its a policy for that reason.
xoxo

United States

#32 Feb 26, 2013
So u think bc you have that permit that cops shouldn't keep their saftey in mind when the pull you over? Any idiot can get a permit. Obviously.
hmm

Darby, PA

#33 Feb 26, 2013
I see nothing wrong with the way it was handled by the cops they don't know you so they have to go by the book
U r dumb

United States

#34 Feb 26, 2013
Cry some more chain smoker!! I'm not a doctor but you have major problems if you can't wait the WHOLE 15 minutes it takes the officer to wrap up everything before you have to light up again.
I'm not a smoker and I wouldn't want to have to talk to someone thru their car window while they puffing away on a cig either.
I am glad the cops are out patrolling, not just sitting around in the cars doing nothing. While a few are a$$es the majority are great people and do a good job and I don't blame them for wanting to go home to their families every night.
Finally, learn proper English. Reading your posts gave me a headache
We the people

Hopkinsville, KY

#35 Feb 26, 2013
these people are slow wrote:
<quoted text>
dam...its a shame that they still dont get it lol.."the cigarette" is the topic also
It's part of the story, for sure. People aren't reading, I guess. They gave me my loaded gun back and then wouldn't let me light up for their safety and mine? I call B.S. and people want to knock me?
False alarm

Owensboro, KY

#36 Feb 26, 2013
We the people wrote:
<quoted text> It's part of the story, for sure. People aren't reading, I guess. They gave me my loaded gun back and then wouldn't let me light up for their safety and mine? I call B.S. and people want to knock me?
stop crying dude! They treated you with some class and followed some safety to boot. You have a permit to carry, but that doesn't mean the cops can't be cautious around you. Also, officers back each other up often on traffic stops. You never mentioned firemen are always in a group did you Mr Taxpayer? How often do you see one of them alone? You seem so caught up about tax dollars yet you smoke, so you have no issue watching those dollars go up in smoke when you buy a pack. Lastly, if the cops took you as a threat don't you think they would've got you out of the car with guns drawn? As for the not allowing you to light up I can assume it was either they didn't like smoke or didn't want you reaching for a bunch of stuff?
Wow

Owensboro, KY

#37 Feb 26, 2013
They taking more and more of our rights and what was the reason they asked if u had a gun. if I wanted to smoke in my vehicle that's my right as an American. Sounds like a cop on a power trip
We the people

Hopkinsville, KY

#38 Feb 26, 2013
xoxo wrote:
So u think bc you have that permit that cops shouldn't keep their saftey in mind when the pull you over? Any idiot can get a permit. Obviously.
Obviously, you are an idiot! You have to go through back ground checks, training and qualify with your weapon!
U r dumb

United States

#39 Feb 26, 2013
We the people wrote:
<quoted text> It's part of the story, for sure. People aren't reading, I guess. They gave me my loaded gun back and then wouldn't let me light up for their safety and mine? I call B.S. and people want to knock me?
People are correctly reading your whiney a$$ post, just no one gives a $hit you couldn't light up.

I can't believe the cop would have the nerve to ask you to turn your car off, or make you give them your driver license (which has all your personal info on it) or not let you light up. I bet they also made you put your seat belt back on before driving away too! Ridiculous. It's your car so you should be able to do whatever you want right?
Need your diaper changed you big ole cry baby?
U r dumb

United States

#40 Feb 26, 2013
Wow wrote:
They taking more and more of our rights and what was the reason they asked if u had a gun. if I wanted to smoke in my vehicle that's my right as an American. Sounds like a cop on a power trip
Yes "they" are taking all your rights away you conspiracy nut job.
If you have a concealed gun you have to tell law enforcement first thing. Seems like you know as much about concealed weapons as you do about "them" taking our rights away. Get a grip

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