I Respect LEO's who respect the law
Quote: "It's called brotherhood. No matter what state you're a Cop, FF, or EMS.
You show me a shield, and I show you love. That's how NYPD works."
That kind of blind "brotherhood" is one reason some departments have problems.
It's a shame you don't believe that NYPD, EMS, etc. should obey the law they're sworn to uphold. I looked and found no news reports of convoys being escorted or stopped on the way TO the gulf coast. The ones I found weree of Passaic and NYPD vehicles being stopped by, and some drivers REFUSING to stop for, a deputy sheriff along I-81 in Virginia.
“Clocked at 95 MPH in the 65 MPH zone, the convoy of about a dozen vehicles was asked to pull over by Augusta County, Virginia Sheriff's Deputy Michael Roane. Six of the New Jersey police sped away without stopping.
Under Virginia law, it is illegal to operate emergency lights when there is no emergency. Moreover, driving 80 MPH on any highway is considered reckless driving and carries a sentence of 12 months in jail, a $2500 fine, a six-month license suspension and possible car confiscation (VA code § 46.2-862).” http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/06/681.asp
I live in Virginia, though I was born in Queens, NY. I expect to be stopped if I disregard the law here or anywhere else. One of your posts spoke of officers returning home after two weeks in field conditions – boo hoo! I spent a career in the Air Force and about eleven years of that overseas for between two and four YEARS per tour and many others in service had it much worse than I. If your local officers stopped me because I was speeding in a hurry to get home after four years away they'd expect me to grow up, pay the ticket, and obey the law. I expect the same of them and they should stop whining about being caught doing something wrong; they start to sound like politicians!
I respect LEO's who don't believe they're above the law; those that feel they're better than the rest of us should have their badges taken away.