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Cop thanked me for Open Carrying

Postby Joel_Wight » Fri 19 Sep 2014 4:05 pm

I was with my wife and two youngest kids going to Walmart to get groceries well we decided to look at the vehicles for sale at the end of the parking lot. As we looked at them I niticed a window broke out of one and the stero system ripped out so I called the owner to tell him. I waited for him to arrive and we called the police. They arrived documented the scene and gathered evidence. During the process the Officer thanked me for Open Carrying saying more people should. It was a great interaction with the police and he was very professional.
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Re: Cop thanked me for Open Carrying

Postby mkeeney » Fri 19 Sep 2014 4:39 pm

Joel_Wight wrote:I was with my wife and two youngest kids going to Walmart to get groceries well we decided to look at the vehicles for sale at the end of the parking lot. As we looked at them I niticed a window broke out of one and the stero system ripped out so I called the owner to tell him. I waited for him to arrive and we called the police. They arrived documented the scene and gathered evidence. During the process the Officer thanked me for Open Carrying saying more people should. It was a great interaction with the police and he was very professional.



Wow, this is awesome! I keep hearing from "others" (meaning the so-called "experts" who live to tell others how to live) that open carry is opposed by police. I love reading stories like this!
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Re: Cop thanked me for Open Carrying

Postby MarshallDodge » Fri 19 Sep 2014 7:11 pm

That is pretty cool.
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Re: Cop thanked me for Open Carrying

Postby Wrangler_dave9 » Fri 19 Sep 2014 7:36 pm

I was involved in a accident a while back. I was OCing when Police responded. When the asked for my information, I gave him all the usual stuff (DL, registration, insurance) and my CCP. He looked at my CCP, thanked me for carrying responsibly, and continued with what he needed to do.
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Re: Cop thanked me for Open Carrying

Postby Joel_Wight » Fri 19 Sep 2014 10:10 pm

It just goes to show there are good cops out there and understand and not try to force there opinon. Most stories on open carry the officer said they would be shot first which isnt true ive open carried for 4 years.
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Re: Cop thanked me for Open Carrying

Postby D-FIN » Fri 19 Sep 2014 11:50 pm

A couple weeks ago we notice we had some camping stuff go missing from our garage and decided to make a report as the combined value was around $500. It was a Friday afternoon and I was off work and at home so I was tucked in OCing around the house when the officer arrived. I walked out the front door and I think he noticed pretty quick as we walked over to my garage. He asked what I was packin' ?(g26) but did not seem to take any issue with it at all.


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Re: Cop thanked me for Open Carrying

Postby quychang » Sun 21 Sep 2014 8:01 pm

D-FIN wrote:A couple weeks ago we notice we had some camping stuff go missing from our garage and decided to make a report as the combined value was around $500. It was a Friday afternoon and I was off work and at home so I was tucked in OCing around the house when the officer arrived. I walked out the front door and I think he noticed pretty quick as we walked over to my garage. He asked what I was packin' ?(g26) but did not seem to take any issue with it at all.


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Like all professions there are good cops, bad cops, and the majority in the middle. Hmmm... I seem to remember typing exactly that sometime in a past thread. It would be interesting to see how the same cops would react in different situations. Coming out of your home, having called to make a report, I don't imagine it was viewed as a threatening situation. Finding you rummaging through your garage in the middle of the night looking for something, he might have had more of an issue.

I don't mean to cast either officer in a bad light, these were examples of how such encounters "should" go down. Both were examples of citizens calling the police to do what they do best. Take reports after the fact, when they don't feel threatened by the situations.

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