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  • tony.o
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    I've never arrested an officer, but was 'volunteered' to transport three over the years. Two from my own dept and one from a neighboring agency charged with first degree murder. It was awkward.

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  • tony.o
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    Originally posted by DUI Warrior View Post
    You can probably tell by my name what I would do. If you don't believe in what you were hired to do then you shouldn't be in Law Enforcement. If you make the decision to drink that extra beer or 6 and get behind the wheel you obviously don't truely believe in enforcing DUI/DWI laws and I'll be happy to give you a jump start on finding a new carrier.

    ...and if you are a cop and fail FST's then you are truely impaired...you should know the drill anyways.
    I don't drink, I don't have any use for alcohol, makes me sick to smell it on anyones breath.. Chest thump all you want, but easier said than done when its someone from your own dept and the circumstances are that you don't have to arrest.

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  • marcusindc
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    I went back looking for Boyle's post but couldn't find it... and I'm happy that's the case.

    What a d*ck.

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  • t150vsuptpr
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    Originally posted by Fugitive Hunter
    t150v, so everyone who drinks has an alcohol problem is what you are saying. Everyone who has drank and drove has an alcohol problem? So I have two beers while watching a game..I am a very big guy and I am not intoxicated and I drive home,,I have an alcohol problem?
    Doesn't sound like it unless it was only two you had before reading my posts? If two beers interfear with your ability to comprehend my written words, maybe two is too many for you? You have grossly misrepresented my words, I assume no malice, so it must be your comprehension. In either case, two beers is hardly enough to get the average adult anywhere near "Under the Influence" as contemplated by any DUI statutes that I'm aware of unless you are under 21 or a commercial motor vehicle operator.
    Originally posted by Fugitive Hunter
    How about the guy who goes out and gets drunk because he went through a bitter nasty divorce but has never hit the sauce before does he have an alcohol problem..suppose he went out and got hammered one night and never touched booze again for a year,,is that an alcohol problems..sounds like you are trying to apply some kind of southern baptist christian morals to policing.
    No problem when he get's hammered and stays in his home or in the bar or someone else drives him back and forth.
    If he get's arrested for driving a vehicle on a highway while under the influence, ie: "DUI" ... I'ld say that he now has an "alcohol problem". What would you call it?

    Not my morals, it's simply law. If I catch him hammered and he was driving, I'll show no compassion. I don't care if it's the first and so far only time ... or if it's his 1,284th time ... as I have no way of knowing. I'll just go through the steps and be thankful I stopped him before he maimed or killed some innocents.

    I don't care if you get hammered. I don't care if my shift partners get hammered off duty either ... as long as they don't drive hammered or show up working hammered.

    What was so hard to understand?

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  • DUI Warrior
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    You can probably tell by my name what I would do. If you don't believe in what you were hired to do then you shouldn't be in Law Enforcement. If you make the decision to drink that extra beer or 6 and get behind the wheel you obviously don't truely believe in enforcing DUI/DWI laws and I'll be happy to give you a jump start on finding a new carrier.

    ...and if you are a cop and fail FST's then you are truely impaired...you should know the drill anyways.

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  • Magic Matt
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    Originally posted by Resq14 View Post
    More deleted posts...
    Our brothers and sisters can get rather excited on issues, then reconsider things once they calm down, understandable really since we have to control our emotions so rigidly while on the job, here they can let things out… Thank God for that, and it can be rather amusing at the same time.

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  • akflyer
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    Originally posted by Georgetime View Post
    That has to be, hands down, the most arrogant post I have seen on here, and that's friggin saying something.
    +1
    I'm not saying my priorities wouldn't change if I lived in a war zone, but yeah, that's friggin' arrogant.

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  • scratched13
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    Originally posted by Fugitive Hunter View Post
    t150v, so everyone who drinks has an alcohol problem is what you are saying. Everyone who has drank and drove has an alcohol problem? So I have two beers while watching a game..I am a very big guy and I am not intoxicated and I drive home,,I have an alcohol problem? How about the guy who goes out and gets drunk because he went through a bitter nasty divorce but has never hit the sauce before does he have an alcohol problem..suppose he went out and got hammered one night and never touched booze again for a year,,is that an alcohol problems..sounds like you are trying to apply some kind of southern baptist christian morals to policing.
    So - by your "logic" - a person who starts shooting a gun off downtown after a bitter divorce REALLY doesn't have an issue with anger, does he? You're right, he should just get a ride home since he wasn't AIMING at anyone in particular.

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  • scratched13
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    Originally Posted by Boyle176
    Scratch, congratulations on being everything that is wrong with law enforcement. I am a better police officer than you. period. You literally think that someone driving drunk is the same as someone who will kill you in cold blood? There is a reason driving drunk is a misdemeanor and murder is a felony. Its funny how you play it off like oh mr big bad super cop". Thats because you don't do sh** with your career. When was the last time you arrested one of americas most wanted? when was the last time you put together a syndicate case as a patrol officer and sentenced people to 11+ years in prison. When was the last time your agency had more than one officer killed in the line of duty in a year? when was the last time you had 15 calls holding in your beat and 8 of them involved guns. Your small town policing attitude is a disgrace to those of us that do REAL police work in REAL cities. If i gave you one day in phoenix I fully believe you would literally sh** yourself. When you go home after shift do you really feel you've made the community a better place because you spent hours booking a person who most likely is extremely hard working by day and has a family to support, only to have them be tied up in court endlessly for years until eventually they are fined a hefty some of money and do little or no jail time, all over a MISDEMEANOR! Would you do the same thing for a shoplifter? How about a criminal speeder? Look, I come from a town in michigan of 20,000 people and 5 square miles, they have a police department of 30 officers. All of the officers are good guys, and they mean well, but they will never have the understanding of what its like to work where i work. There hasn't been a homicide there in 3 years. There has NEVER been an officer involved shooting, or an officer killed in the line of duty. They are still brothers to me, just like you guys are, but you just don't get it. Maybe it is important to you to make DUI arrests because you don't have much else to do and that is a major problem in your community. However, in my community its secondary to the hundreds of homicides we have yearly, the 75,000 documented gang members, the hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, the tens of thousands of armed robberies, non life threatening shootings and stabbings, and all of the other crimes we have going on. Maybe if your shift consists of three calls for service, a few civil tickets, and a dui, then I can see how that becomes important to you. However, when you work where I work you just simply don't have the time to focus on a misdemeanor crime, let alone be arresting other police officers for it. Read the sample conversation I posted above between two officers, one who saves the other guys a** one night and then he turns around and arrests him for a DUI the very next night. If you truly believe that arresting another police officer for DUI is the right thing to do, then I ask and encourage you to reply directly to the example story that I gave above. Tell me how that would make you feel, and how you think thats ok. Instead of making your own points, reply to my specific example with a specific reasoning of why you think thats appropriate, and maybe you'll change my mind.
    Originally posted by Resq14 View Post
    I think by most standards I'm a small town cop, and yet I think this is the best post in this thread. It put things in perspective in a way that I could not... with the experience and street cred to back it up.



    +1 on all counts.
    First off, let me say that boyle, you are a ******. PEOPLE LIKE YOU are why there is no real brotherhood. YOU think that YOU are better than the rest. YOU think that YOU are a big bad @ss cop. You are a ******.

    I throw dealers in jail, I have arrested murder suspects, I have gone to the sound of guns. In our "town" we have shootings all the time, large amounts of dope is recovered everyday (last year there was a 15 million dollar or so bust that was supplying our city), etc etc. It is nothing for calls to be holding 20 deep in our city and for dispatch to ask for someone to get off their assault call to go to another shooting. Officer involved shooting? Take your pick - we have them all the time.

    It is this "I am a real police officer instead of you all" mentality that makes me know that I am right on this issue.

    You see, the cases that you work in which someone is shot DEAD has no more significance over a trooper working a fatality to those who are left without a father/mother/brother/sister/kid/police partner.
    YOU (******) tell the wife of a cop killed by a DUI that it was just due to someone's misdemeanor actions. YOU (******) tell that officer's wife that YOU let that DUI driver go without arresting them, b/c it was no big deal.

    You see, YOU are the one on your high horse. I am not saying that I believe everyone should be forced to take every DUI driver to jail. But you can just ease up on telling me that I have no discretion in taking my DUI to jail, b/c I will - each and every time. If it involves a police officer, I WILL. You have made it clear to me more than ever - cop or not, DUI - you are going to jail. B/c there is no difference b/w a guy shooting a gun at random and a DUI.
    Last edited by scratched13; 04-06-2009, 12:26 PM.

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  • Fugitive Hunter
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    t150v, so everyone who drinks has an alcohol problem is what you are saying. Everyone who has drank and drove has an alcohol problem? So I have two beers while watching a game..I am a very big guy and I am not intoxicated and I drive home,,I have an alcohol problem? How about the guy who goes out and gets drunk because he went through a bitter nasty divorce but has never hit the sauce before does he have an alcohol problem..suppose he went out and got hammered one night and never touched booze again for a year,,is that an alcohol problems..sounds like you are trying to apply some kind of southern baptist christian morals to policing.

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  • Georgetime
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    "Its funny how you play it off like oh mr big bad super cop". Thats because you don't do sh** with your career. When was the last time you arrested one of americas most wanted? when was the last time you put together a syndicate case as a patrol officer and sentenced people to 11+ years in prison. When was the last time your agency had more than one officer killed in the line of duty in a year? when was the last time you had 15 calls holding in your beat and 8 of them involved guns. Your small town policing attitude is a disgrace to those of us that do REAL police work in REAL cities"
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    All I can say is HOOOOLY $hit BOYS! We got us a REAL LIVE HERO in our midst! Damned Boyle176, thanks for taking time from your BIG CITY POLEECE career to come educated us backwoods redneck dummies! Hey, Hey, tell us about that time you done locked up that there one big ole bad guy on one o' dem FEDERALE charges! Dude, YOU are the problem with law enforcement. Anybody who starts their post with "I am a better officer, period" has got a MAJOR ATTITUDE problem. I just so happen to agree with your assessment of the whole DUI issue, but your ATTITUDE is a disgrace, period, end of story. That has to be, hands down, the most arrogant post I have seen on here, and that's friggin saying something. I really can't believe someone who is a cop would ACTUALLY put words like that on a public forum. My jaw literally dropped at the level of self-important crap that spilled from your keyboard. You are really putting down smaller town cops for ENFORCING THE LAW, just because you work in Phoenix and there is a high amount of CFS? WOW, is all I can say... WOW.
    Last edited by Georgetime; 04-06-2009, 07:49 AM.

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  • LeanG
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    I wouldn't post what I'd do.

    And I wouldn't criticize another officer in his decision to arrest/not arrest either. Everyone has their reasons for taking the action that they determine at that time to be the best action.

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  • t150vsuptpr
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    Originally posted by Boyle176
    Read the sample conversation I posted above between two officers, one who saves the other guys a** one night and then he turns around and arrests him for a DUI the very next night. If you truly believe that arresting another police officer for DUI is the right thing to do, then I ask and encourage you to reply directly to the example story that I gave above.
    Sure ... it's a made up story. You made it up.

    Assuming it maybe happens to me next week, who are you to say I'm not doing him a huge favor arresting him and giving him real reason to turn his life around for the first time in the 25 years of his chronic alcoholism. Yeah, he saved my butt one time, but how about those other times when he slacked off calls because he was too sick from a hangover to respond and officers had to forgo his backup? How about the night old Joey had to work midnight alone because he couldn't work and old Joey got hurt by those three POSs who jumped him on that traffic stop?

    See, I can make stuff up too.

    Bottom line ... truth? DUIs go to take a test, or refuse, and then we go see the magistrate.

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  • t150vsuptpr
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    Originally posted by CruiserClass View Post
    Perhaps. I didn't really have a conclusion, just something to think about.

    Something else to think about: For those who've decided they'd hook our hypothetical cop for DUI,
    • does it matter if he's on your department?
    • Your district?
    • Would you hook your beat partner?
    • Would you hook your beat partner's wife?
    • Would you hook your captain's daughter?
    • No
    • No
    • Yes
    • Yes
    • Yes


    But where I work, we don't put our fellow officers in that spot. I have never done so, never took the chance. The guys here with me won't do it either as far as I know. We've had the rare one before that would ... and did ... and now they are gone ... probably making more money too.

    That's OK, don't want a beat, shift, or other partner with an alcohol problem. I prefer those I can trust.

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