I had the fortune to meet Motorwaycop at Police Week, and as we talked, I realized that his experiences and those of cops in the U.S. are the same. I read this on the news today, and I pray that my brothers and sisters across the pond stay vigilant and safe:


"Police marksmen arrested a motorist at gunpoint after a shot was fired at two unarmed traffic officers.
Neither officer was injured during the incident in Perivale, West London, on Saturday night.
The drama began when two traffic officers tried to pull over a driver for using his mobile phone at the wheel on the A40 in Perivale at 9.45pm on Saturday.
The driver sped off before dumping his vehicle.
The traffic cops chased after him, but he pulled a gun and took a shot at them.
Armed reinforcements and a police helicopter were scrambled and a 23-year-old man was arrested nearby a few minutes later.
The man was taken to a west London police station where he remains in custody.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: 'Two traffic officers noticed the driver of a car using his mobile phone on the A40 in Perivale at about 9.45pm on Saturday.
'They attempted to get the driver of the vehicle to pull over. The driver of the vehicle refused and drove into Lily Gardens, Perivale, where he made off from the vehicle on foot.
'The two traffic officers chased after the man. After a short distance, the man fired a shot at the officers. Neither of the officers was hit by the shot.

'Firearms officers and the police helicopter were deployed and a 23-year-old man was arrested nearby at 10.09pm.
The man was taken to a west London police station where he remains in custody."

Once again, there is no such thing as a "routine traffic stop."