June 18th, 2009 09:19 PM
I can't really state this is an encounter like most post here. I was coming home from my daughters summer league basketball game this evening and there was a rather large branch on the road in front of my house. I pulled in my driveway and went get the branch and drag if off the side of the road. After I got done bending over and dragging the branch off the road I turned around to see a State Trooper out of his unmarked car (where the heck did he come from?). I know bending over I had to be exposed. He said thanks for getting the branch off the road and have a good evening. I said, "You too, officer". Kind of boring but I was kind of surprised I didn't get asked any questions.
June 18th, 2009 09:51 PM
Sounds like it went perfectly. :) Glad to hear it!
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June 18th, 2009 09:57 PM
Why were you surprised ?
Why would he ask questions ? You behaved like a good citizen, removing the branch and you didn't do anything illegal, did you ?
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June 18th, 2009 10:16 PM
Sounds like the trooper knew an legally armed citizen when he saw one.
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June 18th, 2009 11:11 PM
You in WV? Got stopped for speeding. Me: "I have a cwp & it behind my right hip." I knew it might be visible when I leaned over to reach the glove box! Trooper:"OK"
Never mentioned again.
Stay safe, and under the speed limit.
June 19th, 2009 04:11 AM
I'll thank you too for removing the branch off the road.
This sounds like it went like it should've.
June 19th, 2009 05:43 AM
Sounds like it went good. Work on that SA. j/k
June 19th, 2009 10:02 AM
I stopped to assist at an auto accident last fall, and ended up kneeling for 30+ minutes to protect a driver's airway and cervical spine. My body was mostly outside the car, with only my head and shoulders through the blown-out sunroof. My 1911 had only been covered by a light shirt, and when the troopers and deputies began to show up (I was still on my knees), I expected to get some attention -- there is no way the gun wasn't fully exposed.
Nobody said a thing, even when the ambulance had left and I had to hang around for another 45 minutes to complete a statement.
I think they know when you're a good guy. In nearly 25 years of carrying, I've never been asked to see my permit.
June 19th, 2009 10:31 AM
The LEOs in these instances observed responsible citizens doing what is right.
That set the positive tone for the remainder of these encounters. Our actions, even subconscious ones, sometimes scream more about who/what we are than we know.
Good encounters - just as it should be.
Be safe, do good, stay armed.
June 20th, 2009 06:47 PM
PA and we can open carry here. That's probably why there wasn't an issue. Just took me by surprise because it is the first time I "exposed" myself to LE.
Originally Posted by retsupt99
June 20th, 2009 06:50 PM
Yeah, no kidding. It could have been a BG.
Originally Posted by highoctane
Last edited by MP45Man; June 20th, 2009 at 06:51 PM.
June 21st, 2009 12:38 AM
Naw, he had an unmarked "stealth" vehicle... you would have never seen him coming!
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