Thanks anon. Cobb PD officer!

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by GAGunOwner, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    A few nights ago I was heading home on I-20 W. It was about 3:30-4:00 AM. I was tired and realized that I needed to get gas. I tried to push my luck a little trying to get past the Homles and Fulton Ind. exists because that isn't the place to be. Once I passed them I realized that I HAD to stop so I stopped at the Six Flags exit. I am not familiar with this area. I was in panic mode but made it to the first and only gas station I saw. I hoped out of my car and relized that it was CLOSED. :(

    I had no idea what I was going to do. I was a little scared (I was CCing two guns for those wondering. :wink:)

    Anyway... the area was deserted but right about that time I saw a Cobb PD car turning the corner. I ran out and got his attention. I told him what was going on. He told me that there was a gas station up the road. I asked him if he would follow me up there since I didn't know where it was or if I had enough gas to get there. He said, "Yes." and followed me to the gas station. I had enough gas to get there but it sure was nice knowing that he was following me. I pulled into the gas station, taped my horn, and waved as a thank you.

    Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you officer! :righton: I did not catch your name. I hope you are reading this. :D

    This situation made me feel a little bad about some of the things I've said (and what others have said) on the board about LEOs.
     

  2. glockgirl

    glockgirl New Member

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    Yep I have had a couple cops follow me or wait with me when I owned a less than reliable car....
     
  3. Sharky

    Sharky New Member

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    there are plenty of great cops out there. To bad the news doesnt report all the good ones.
     
  4. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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  5. Claire

    Claire New Member

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    Good deal!

    when I lived in NJ I bowled with a cop league and most of those guys were like you described. Then when I was in Boston - I worked in a mom & pop memorabilia shop - the local guys were great

    Then I move to ATL area & I hear nothing but bad about many LEO agencies - kinda made me look at things differently

    so thanks for sharing your story :D
     
  6. wsweeks2

    wsweeks2 New Member

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    Just like priests - only the bad ones make the front page.

    The good ones don't sell papers/magazines/get TV ratings.
     
  7. ls1ssdavid

    ls1ssdavid New Member

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    Thanks for posting a positive thing about LEO. I know I too have said somethings I dislike about LEO's procedures with some situations. But they deserve thanks. And they have a hard job.
     
  8. Sine Nomen

    Sine Nomen New Member

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    =D>

    I have to say, most of the LEO's I've encountered have been good men and women trying to do something worthwhile in what is often a crappy occupation. Even in notorious Cobb County, most of them were more helpful than not.
     
  9. mzmtg

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    Last time I tried that, I got tasered!

    "Excuse me, Officer. Could you point me towards the nearest-" BZZZZZZTTTTT!!!!

    "Stop resisting! Stop resisting!"



    Just kidding :p

    Yours is a good story.
     
  10. ber950

    ber950 Active Member

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    I'm glad you had a good outcome. Thanks to the good people who understand protect and serve.

    Nag time. You need to get in the habit of refueling at half a tank. I started doing it after Katrina. Its a pain but it sure does avoid a lot of problems. If I am on a trip I have pushed it to a quarter but that led to sucking fumes one time because I could not find a gas station open in the middle of the night.
     
  11. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    Thanks for the advice. I usually do keep it where running out of gas isn't a problem. I was lazy and tired and learned by lesson (I hope :oops: ) that night.
     
  12. merlock

    merlock New Member

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  13. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    No way! I have to fill up every third day as it is.
     
  14. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Women do the opposite, put in a quarter tank of gas every time it is on E.
     
  15. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    Yep.
     
  16. USMC - Retired

    USMC - Retired New Member

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    You know a woman that will actually put gas in?!

    Every time my wifes car gets low she decides we need to go somewwhere in it. Of course when we go somewhere together I drive so guess who puts the gas in... :roll:
     
  17. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    I used to put in $5 whenever I got to the point where I was worried about having to get out and push, but now I'm refilling every time it dips below about half a tank. I got to thinking about what would happen in a bug-out situation and decided I wanted to have plenty of gas.

    I'm spending just as much on gas as I was, it's just at a different time.
     
  18. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    5 dollars isn't much more than a gallon.
     
  19. ptsmith24

    ptsmith24 New Member

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    I get down to maybe a quarter tank before I fuel up completely. If I'm going on a longer trip, I'll fuel up before I leave or on the way out.