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04-13-09, 08:00 PM #1
A Police Officer stops a driver for running a red light. The
guy is a real jerk and comes running back to the officer demanding to know
why he is being harassed by the Gestapo! So the officer calmly tells him of
the red light violation. The "Motorist" instantly goes on a tirade,
questioning the officer's ancestry, sexual orientation, etc., in rather
The tirade goes on without the officer saying anything.
When he gets done with writing the ticket he puts an "AH" in the lower right
corner of the narrative portion of the ticket. He then hands it to the
"Violator" for his signature. The guy signs the ticket angrily, and when
presented with his copy points to the "AH" and demands to know what it
The Police Officer says, "That's so when we go to court, I'll
remember that you're an Asshole!"
Two months later they're in court. The "Violator" has such a bad driving
record he is about to lose his license and has hired a lawyer to represent
him. On the stand the officer testifies to seeing the man run the red light.
Under cross examination the defense attorney asks; "Officer is this a
reasonable facsimile of the ticket you issued my client?"
Officer responds, "Yes sir, that is the defendants copy, his signature and
mine, same number at the top.
Lawyer: "Officer, is there any particular marking or notation on this ticket
you don't normally make?"
Officer: "Yes sir , in the lower right corner of the narrative there is an
Lawyer: "What does the "AH" stand for, officer?"
Officer: "Aggressive and Hostile, Sir "
Lawyer: "Aggressive and Hostile?"
Officer: "Yes Sir?
Lawyer: "Officer, Are you sure it doesn't stand for Asshole?"
Officer: "Well Sir, You know your client better than I do!"The six o'clock ruleI tell them to act according to the six o'clock rule, a phrase that causes most of them to say, "Huh?"
I tell them to use this little test before they decide to do something. If they were to do what they're thinking about, and it became the lead story on the six o'clock news, would they be proud? Would their department be proud, and would their family be proud? It's a simple way to live your life both personally and professionally.
"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything." Mark Twain
04-13-09, 08:22 PM #2
Oldie but a goody.
Choose The Right. When you're doing whats right, then you have nothing to worry about.
Not a LEO
In memory of Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson 1965 - 2005. Ceres Police Dept.
In memory of Robert N. Panos 1955 - 2008 Ceres Police Dept.
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