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    I got pulled over last week driving home from work. The roads were dry, but it was already dark, so a particular Denver city unmarked cruiser pulled me over because he didn't like my lane changing habits. I turned on the dome lights, rolled down my window, and kept both my hands on the steering wheel. He yelled at me, I was respectful. He asked me questions, I remained silent - but respectful and calm. I had my Glock in the center compartment. That's it. Nothing else happened. He must have been late for work or something.

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    Great job keeping your cool. All to often folks feel the need to yell back at the LEO who has a bit of an attitude.

    I firmly believe if we keep our cool and remain calm and do nothing to raise the tension level of the encounter things should not escallate. There is no good reason for any LEO to be offensive or abusive to anyone that has not done anything to create a negative encounter. Failing to pull over in a timely manner...being abusive to the LEO, etc. can sure up the ante on the LEO's stress level and some can and do take it out on the driver.

    We have the power to defuse a tense situation by not doing anything that will escallate the tension of the situation. The only thing we can control is our response to their attitude. If the LEO is having a bad day we can't control that but we can keep from making it worse and maybe that will be enough to let them vent and leave.

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    Congratulations for being coolheaded. It could have gone the other way if you weren't...I know there is no reason for being rude, LEO or not, but sometimes we must do what we need to do...even if what you really want is to strangle him...

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  5. jimdog, I know this is a few months old, but if you remember the officer's name and want to follow up, I can probably give you a name or two at the DPD.

  6. Quote Originally Posted by stever1952 View Post
    Great job keeping your cool. All to often folks feel the need to yell back at the LEO who has a bit of an attitude.

    I firmly believe if we keep our cool and remain calm and do nothing to raise the tension level of the encounter things should not escallate. There is no good reason for any LEO to be offensive or abusive to anyone that has not done anything to create a negative encounter. Failing to pull over in a timely manner...being abusive to the LEO, etc. can sure up the ante on the LEO's stress level and some can and do take it out on the driver.

    We have the power to defuse a tense situation by not doing anything that will escallate the tension of the situation. The only thing we can control is our response to their attitude. If the LEO is having a bad day we can't control that but we can keep from making it worse and maybe that will be enough to let them vent and leave.
    Great advice Stever ! I am assuming 1952 is the year you were born . I'm 1951. I have more hard times with guys my age then the young kids (22-40) . Most people our age should be happy they are alive ( I have a disability, but still try everyday to be happy to be alive . Is a long life guarantted to anyone ) Go figure the younger ones get that . Take care and keep the common sense coning . God Bless

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    How do you know it was Denver City PD? Are there more details not given?

    This sounds like a case of a whacker pull-over to me. Unmarked cruiser. Questionable probable cause for the stop. Unprofessional behaviour from the cop (yelling). No citation given. The mark's side arm was sitting in the center console, apparently visible to the "officer" through the driver's window. "Officer" left mysteriously, possibly upon seeing the firearm.
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    I called the Broomfield PD as he drove away (I let him pass to get his info) and they verified the cruiser's license plate did belong to Denver PD. Again, I suppose he was late for work... or... why was he driving from so far up north in his cruiser?? Not sure. It was just weird.

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