But now this same man who desired so much to be a "cop" can't stand them!!! Well at least most of them, and WHY??? you ask. Because of a bad experience with one bad cop! In order to understand I will have to take you back several years...
My Mr. loves to ride a bike (motorcycle) even on the coldest of days you will see him on his bike. On this particular day he was to attend a funeral with his Aunt. It was an emotional day for her and he being like a son (as she has no children of her own) wanted to support her and be there. So on his way back from the funeral to his office his shirt blew up while a cop was driving behind him and his gun was quickly seen. Now about the gun. My Mr. has his conceal carry and has since it has been legal to do so in Kansas.
(Now you need to understand that in order for my Mr and myself to get our C.C. we had background checks, through the State, FBI & Home Land Security. We were finger printed, went through 2 days of training, had to shoot and score correctly in order to have this privilege plus pay for all the fees. When all said and done cost about $400.00).
Now when the gun "flashed" my Mr had no idea and was less then a couple of miles from his work So imagine his surprise when as he pulled into work he was followed by 3 police cars. Coming from both the West and the East.
Lights flashing, cops yelling.
Not knowing what the heck was going on (was he going to fast?) he quickly tried to remove himself from his bike and was
Well the problem with that is "you can never just put your hands up" when you ride a bike. Because if you do said bike that weighs several hundred pounds will proceed to fall over and possibly fall on you! SO because he does not yet have his hands in the air he now he has 3 guns pulled on him as more cops continued to pull in. (Total one police bike and now 4 cop cars are in this small drive).
In front of his office
. Where ALL his co-workers are watching AND " he" just attended a funeral...
(I can only imagine the rumors that must have been flying in that small office!)
Now you must be thinking what kind of man did I marry!
Did he rob a bank?
Is he one of Kansas's biggest drug dealers?
Did he MURDER someone?????
NOPE!!!His shirt blew up and on his hip in the holster his gun was seen for a brief moment by this one officer. Now this is same officer is yelling at him
and telling him that he is breaking the law!!! Handcuffs him, takes his "boyscout" pocket knife.
(...seriously!?! his pocket knife!)
And sets him on the curb handcuffed for over an hour!
They run his ID. And what do they find on him.... ZIP, NADA as in
Absolutely NOT!This ONE cop continues to berate and yell at my husband that it is illegal for him to flash a gun and HE has the
Well long story short they had to give him back everything they took the hand cuffs and let him go. WELL DUH!!!! This one cop has finally left and another officer is taking with my Mr. and tells him he is sorry for the rough time he had to go through. He agrees that my husband does not control the wind and in no way lifted his shirt for everyone to see his legally, owned and registered gun. And that there is no way they could have thrown him in jail.
Well from that experience on my MR. has never looked at cops the same. And actually considers most of them bad. This "one" jerk of a cop abused his power. And it is so sad that this kind of thing happens all the time. I never believed the horror stories until my MR. (law abiding sales engineer) went through it.
Now my Mr and I do not see eye to eye on this subject as I am still so grateful for every man and woman who puts on a uniform and defends me and mine, and you and yours each day. I am so thankful that there are those who put it ALL on the line to keep us safe. But is it not interesting how quickly ONE person who choose to abuse their power can change the perspective of another... And a little scary to realize that in one way or another we all can carry that power...