The other day my wife called to tell me that someone rear ended her while driving (nobody was hurt). I hurried to help her and arrived before the Police did.
When the LEO arrived my wife told him right away that she had a CCW and had a firearm in the car ( notification is required by law in Ohio). The officer immediately stopped what he was doing, waved off the other party and stared at us both carefully. He asked where the firearm was and my wife replied that it was in the car in a zipped black bag. The LEO stared at us some more and skeptically replied "OK".
Now, to give you some back ground I would consider my wife and I to be very respectable people, well dressed and groomed, etc. Also, I do not begrudge officers being very, very cautious when encountering someone with a firearm. There are a lot of nut jobs out there and the LEO's primary concern should be that he can go home to his family at the end of the day. Frankly, I wouldn't have minded if he took possession of the bag until he was done.
Therefore, I see absolutely nothing wrong with his actions up to this point.
He asked my wife for her license, proof of insurance and registration to which she told him was in the car. He told her to get it, and then turned his back on her to talk to the other pary as my wife walked to her car. huh ?? He's just been told that there is a firearm in the car, acts very concerned about it and then turns his back as my wife walks to the car ?
I dont get it. He could have simply asked the other party to come around to his other side and he would have been able to keep an eye on my wife.
Just seems very inconsistent to me.