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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.
 

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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
 

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Sharky said:
there are plenty of great cops out there. To bad the news doesnt report all the good ones.
Just like priests - only the bad ones make the front page.

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

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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) one the board about LEOs.
=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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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ber950 said:
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.
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.
 

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Malum Prohibitum said:
Women do the opposite, put in a quarter tank of gas every time it is on E.
Yep.
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:
 

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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.
 
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