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Police story for you peanut
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rayinmo    Posted 02-08-2005 at 18:02:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Back in the late eightys I was an owner operator. Pulled a flatbed mostly from SE. MO. to the Windy city and back. One night , having got a late start, I was just about 40 mi. North of E ST. Louis when I blew by a Hwy Patrolman setting in the median. I had just gotten myself comfortable a couple miles back[both feet flat on the floor] looked down and I was doing in the low 80's so I backed out of it a little[63], but he just kept setting there until freight haulers kept running thier mouths on the cb. Finally when I'm about 2 mi. up I55 ,he turns on his lights, pulls out of the median and here he comes hammer down, he gets behind me follows me about a mi. then pull's me over. I turn on all my cab and bunk light's to make him comfortable approaching my truck, roll my window down and keep both hands on the wheel. He walks up and climbs up on the side of 'ole dollie parton' [my truck of many colors], and says " Hey buddie do you know how fast you were agoing?" I reply,"nossir, but I was a gittin it!!" He fell off of my truck a laughing and motioned me to follow back to his car. The whole time he is writing my ticket, he's laughing,chuckling and occasionally pointing at is radar, Seem's as how he "took my picture" while he was sitting there in the dark. Got a warning and made a friend in one fell swoop.
Not as good as Fern's farm report bu It'll have to do till he gets his rest. LOL

Charles(Mo)    Posted 02-08-2005 at 18:47:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Ray, I saw where you mentioned S.E.Mo. I live in the Fredericktown area. Are you familiar with it?

rayinmo    Posted 02-08-2005 at 19:23:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
CHarles, I been going to and through Fredricktown since I was born 57 yr ago. I remember the old hwy through town, concrete with lips on the side just barely wide enough for an eighteen wheeler in each lane, Live down here next to the scenic riverways. LOL

Charles(Mo)    Posted 02-08-2005 at 19:44:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ray, I remember those curbs on 72 hwy and 00 hwy. I never drove 18 wheels then but even with a car they were something. I don't know whose idea that was but they realy thought of something.

Old Sarge    Posted 02-08-2005 at 18:41:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
All Right here goes.

I was leased to Minn-Cal out of Mandan ND, owned by the Wisdom brothers.

Haulin produce Calif to Minn, ran with a psyco used to go by the handle of "Montana Preacher" who wore a black derby. Cab over freightliner, ugly green color, an independent, brokered loads.

He'd bought a Chimpanzee, carried it in the truck with him. Got stopped up on I-90 one night doing about 80 or so. He hops in the sleeper, puts the monkey behind the wheel, watches till the cop gets up to the door, sticks his head out of the sleeper and sez "You little SOB every time I let you drive, you get me a ticket". The cop pulls into the coffee shop in Big Timber and tells the story. All the drivers are smiling, after he leaves the comments were all the same line. "Well he met the Preacher" "He's green to the area" and all the old hands that ran that route were laughin their heads off.

About three months went by before he caught on to why we laughed every time he came in for coffee.

Peanut    Posted 02-08-2005 at 18:27:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
You got lucky. See, you found a cop with a sense of humor. That's good. Trust me, I have known a few cops in my life. I like all of them a lot except that Pud in New Orleans. I have always found it better to be cordial and "real" with a cop. They seem to appreciate it and probably don't think you are trying to pull something over on them. Just a guess, I don't know - never been a cop myself.

I got out of what would have been a hefty fine in Wisconsin. I was visiting my Mom and Dad while in the service. I had to drive from Chippewa Falls, WIback to New Orleans that day. I should have given myself a good 15 hours to do it. I slept in a ended up with about 10. I knew I had some serious scootin' to do to get back to base on time.

I was doing about 110 heading to Chicago to straight down to New Orleans. Got pulled over by the Wisconsin State Police near the Dells. I had my cooler full of Mountain Dew, sandwiches, and NoDose container on the passenger seat. The cop asks for my license and registration and I handed him my military ID card too. He just got out of the Marines himself and told me to keep it under a 100 in Wisconsin. I am on my own in Illinois though. LOL.

Chad K    Posted 02-09-2005 at 05:05:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cool, I'm about 45 miles south of Chippewa Falls!

Hollie    Posted 02-08-2005 at 18:31:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Like any type of job...there are the good and the bad...believe me, a cop is just doing his job...getting through the job as best he/she can. Ol wize cop from the acadamy told me..."the only thing you really have to do on your shift, is go home when its over"......and he was right.

No doubt    Posted 02-08-2005 at 18:37:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
There are good and bad in every profession. I truly appreciate the work our cops do. Under paid and under appreciated. Four professions need more pay and more respect: The military, teacher, police, and firecrews. All are tough jobs.

- Peanut

Jerry    Posted 02-08-2005 at 20:11:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
If my scanner worked I could post a story from the local newspaper of one of our finest boys in blue who went below and beyond the call of duty. And yes that was below and beyond.

Hollie    Posted 02-08-2005 at 18:54:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
thanks for your comments..and two of those 4 choices live here..oh and the snow has stopped...just a dusting..ground covered is all

Peanut    Posted 02-08-2005 at 18:59:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good news about the weather. The TV idiots here predicted 1-3" and ice. Neither have happened. I think we still plan on going to the farm this weekend.

Have you ever heard of frozen fog? That is what one TV idiot said. I wonder what that actually is? Frozen microscopic water (teenie tiny ice crystals). Yeah so, what is different about that and snow/sleet/freezing rain? That was a new term for us. I have spent a lot of time in the North and never heard about frozen fog.

Linda/Utah    Posted 02-08-2005 at 22:31:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
We get freezing fog here. We'll get an inversion, temps get cold, and hoarfrost forms on everything, including the roads. Those roads can get slick.

Charles(Mo)    Posted 02-08-2005 at 19:11:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I ain't sure if this is the same as frozen fog. But last year, the wife and I were taking a short road trip (about 100 miles). To buy an old coke machine. We were in the pick up pulling a 12' trailer. We have hills here in se mo, not big, but they are hills. It was really foggy that morning and when we started up one hill I noticed the road was slick with ice. By the time I made it over and down the other side, the wife and I were about a tense as you could get.

The only way that road got ice on it was from the dense fog.

Hollie    Posted 02-08-2005 at 19:11:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
never heard of it either....i get a mental picture of a frozen gray mass in front of ya...LOL...sorta like running into a brick wall.

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