posted on Jul, 24 2011 @ 07:22 PM
It's great to be a nice and guy and all! I applaud this officer for being patient and respectful to the man while doing the compliance check.
However, sometimes being too nice can get a person killed in that line of work. We have to keep in mind criminals can be manipulative, and cunning.
Fortunately for this officer, the person he was dealing with was compliant and cooperative. I wish the world had streets paved with gold and rivers of
milk and honey, but this is the real world with some dangerous people around. Most cops are professionals, and they outnumber the bad ones.
Unfortunately for the good ones, they take the heat for the bad ones. Lately, people tend to paint all law enforcement with a broad stroke as being
evil and corrupt instead of placing blame on the individual bad officers when the situation arises. This job is a thankless job, and they don't get
the respect or appreciation deserved. That is fact, and the media covers more of the misconduct instead of the good by police officers. The media
lives and breaths on shock and drama. As long as someone is compliant and cooperative most of them are respectful and courteous. I can honestly say
that through my own experiences with them, I have not had any problems. Hats off to this officer, and there are others just like him who perform their
duties day in and day out with this kind of professionalism when the cameras are off as well.