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Gotta love the comments on here.......of course it's the Police's fault that we speed, drive without license's, don't carry insurance for our vehicles, fail to register our vehicles, drive drunk, smuggle drugs and people in vehicles, steal each other's vehicles, run into eachother causing property damage, damage to other vehicles, injury/death and of course the general lack of courtesy for one another.
Last time I checked, police receive little to no monies from tickets they issue......most of it is spent on other things related to the public like schools and libraries as well as other sundry of FREE public programs that we as citizens get to enjoy. Police Departments, like Fire Departments, must buy THEIR own fleet of vehicles and police officers are on the road significantly more than firemen as they pull their 8, 10 or 13 hour shift in a car.
When was the last time any of us put our lives on the line for a total stranger on a daily basis, miss birthdays and anniversaries because the job requires you to be on call 24 hours a day with little to no notice, work non stop with little or no rest for days on end. When was the last time someone scrutinized every little action you made and put it on tv or threatened to sue you?
I think we forgot that police, like fire and EMT's, aren't the reason prices for cars and equipment have gone up......we as the public are. The cost of them to perform their jobs has gone up because of all the stupid things we like to blame them for.
I rarely read comments on ads like this but this time I have to comment. I am one of those "feeding at the trough public sector parasites" little ricky long shanks likes to ridicule. I did get one of those "fat" retirements after serving 24 1/2 years wading through the crappy laws and rules the commie state of Kalifornia has inflicted on us all. After 7 knee surgeries and passing out after a little bout with vtac the doctors said I could'nt play anymore. It's not like the movies, if you play hard you get hurt, and the injuries pile up just like any athlete will tell you. Like most people who have never strapped on a black and white to their butt for 10 hrs a day, most of you have no idea why cops get paid what they do or what the job is all about. I have gone to enough calls where the "rickys" of the world tell me how they could do my job better or will make sure I will never do my job again. Well rick, crawl out of your mommies basement and do some research before you spew forth anymore of your opinion as fact. But I digress, this is about LE cars. Do cops need new cars? Always. Why? They get worn out really fast due to being campaigned 24/7. Worrying about mileage is a legit concern because fuel is expensive. But, letting the guy who just robbed your wife get away just because he stole a faster car is hard to swallow for all of us. This could turn into pages of unnecessary rhetoric on what the job is all about, policies, costs, the stupidity of the legislature each time they make a new intrusive law based solely on a knee jerk response to some constiuents. Basically, a cops car is his office. It's a little bit bigger than a hall closet in the average home. He takes his office out in pouring rain or 110 degree heat. He is expected to perform miracles in minutes for problems that most people took decades creating. Sorry, we don't always fix everthing perfectly. There are some people out there who should not be wearing the badge. Again, we only relfect the communites we come from. It's a job full of **** that has a decent retirement and benefits. You will be injured at some point in your career, and like I said, if you play hard, you will get hurt more frequently. So, ricky, sorry we are not perfect for you but take a deep breath and get over it. (wasn't long shanks that **** king in Braveheart? So rick, are you the **** king or a pretend Braveheart?)
I must say what a sad state of affairs. When a speeder kills a family member we say those damm cops should have been doing there job and this would have never happened. But when a cop does traffic enforcement they call it a speed trap. So when someone beats the tar out of a spouse and gets arrested we can say that is a Domestic Violence trap. If a person robbed a local store and your family member was shot in the robbery and the simpleton cop as some refer to gives chase would you want him to have the tools needed to catch the bad guy or screaming down the road in a **** box. If the cop dies in the wreck it's another cop that has to tell that his family member that he lost his life for 27,000. dollar salary not a citizen. Some things are just necessary. For anyone that really hates a cop wait till one dies spend the next couple of days with the family and his partner and attend the funeral. I am sure you will see things differently.