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Old 18 December 2008, 12:22 AM
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Comment: I can't verify this ... but this is what I received via email:

A motorcycle patrolman was rushed to the hospital with an
inflamed appendix. The doctors operated and advised him that all was
well. However, the patrolman kept feeling something pulling at the hairs
in his crotch. Worried that it might be a second surgery and the doctors
hadn't told him about it, he finally got enough energy to pull his
hospital gown up enough so he could look at what was making him so
uncomfortable.
Taped firmly across his pubic hair were three wide strips of
adhesive tape, the kind that doesn't come off easily.

Written in large black letters was the sentence: 'Get well
soon...from the nurse in the Jeep you pulled over last week.
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Old 18 December 2008, 10:06 PM
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My BS detector just blew a fuse. Don't they shave "down there" when you have an appendix operation. They did for me, 20 years ago.

And who would identify themselves by listing the date and vehicle of the car involved. How hard would it be to trace them.

BS BS
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Old 18 December 2008, 10:33 PM
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First of all, I highly doubt this is true.

However, I do know that there is a kind of "code" that exists between cops and emergency room doctors and nurses. When my mother, an ER nurse, was given a ticket for going 35 in a 30, she was hopping mad. She didn't do anything (other than pay the ticket), but let every cop that came through the ER in the next two weeks (usually not as patients, but escorting and/or investigating other patients) know her ticketer's name. They all promised to let him know the "score."

My mother wouldn't expect the police to turn a blind eye to every law violation that ER personnel make, nor would she want them to. But ER workers (nurses especially), tend to give their very best care to police officers. They often get to know each other very well and police officers, loving the extra time and attention they get, reciprocate by cutting nurses some slack when it comes to parking and driving violations.

So, while there is a (usually) unspoken agreement between police and ER workers on some level, its there, from what I've seen, out of mutual affection and respect. I definitely don't see an ER nurse going so far as to physically hurt a patient, especially a cop, over a ticket.

(I apparently am in love with parentheses.)
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Old 18 December 2008, 10:42 PM
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My BS detector just blew a fuse. Don't they shave "down there" when you have an appendix operation. They did for me, 20 years ago.

And who would identify themselves by listing the date and vehicle of the car involved. How hard would it be to trace them.

BS BS
They don't shave as much as they used to. I'd say this would be a good way to get fired though.
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Old 19 December 2008, 02:43 AM
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I'm pretty sure I've seen this before, ages ago, but it was told as a joke, and never intended to be a factual account.

Isn't that the case with a lot of UL's though? Someone tells a subtle joke, and other people take it as a real life account. Personally I can recall at least two situations where I've told someone a joke, and they've said "Oh my, that's awful - I didn't see it on the news" and "Really, you did that, wow." and had to explain it.
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Old 19 December 2008, 04:27 AM
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So, while there is a (usually) unspoken agreement between police and ER workers on some level, its there, from what I've seen, out of mutual affection and respect.
You know, I'm a pretty easy going guy, and I give a lot of breaks. It's when it's expected because they are a nurse, doctor, firefighter, police officer, judge, little old lady etc that irritates me. If I decide to give anyone a break, that is my perrogitive, but you shouldn't expect it. If you screwed up then expect there to be consequences, and be pleasantly suprised if I cut you a break (which there is a pretty good chance of no matter who you are)

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I'd say this would be a good way to get fired though.
I agree that it would be stupid to jepordize your career to get a little revenge like that.

Occasionally fellow officers and I have chance to interact with a few of our local hospital workers on a "professional" level outside of the hospital. There has been on a few occassions threats issues to us by these hospital workers along the lines of "You better hope you never get hurt and end up as one of my patients."
Typically they find themselves no so gainfully employed after such threats, our hospital does not take such comments lightly.
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Old 19 December 2008, 12:52 PM
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I'd say this would be a good way to get fired though.
Hell yeah, it would be a really good way to get fired! I can think of many ways that would be much more boring!
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Old 19 December 2008, 05:29 PM
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When my mother, an ER nurse, was given a ticket for going 35 in a 30, she was hopping mad.
How would the officer have known? Does one's profession usually come up at all in a traffic stop?
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Old 19 December 2008, 05:55 PM
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How would the officer have known? Does one's profession usually come up at all in a traffic stop?
"You can't ticket me - I'm a nurse. I save lives". In other words, people will come up with a lot of things, true or not, to appease a cop for sympathy to get out of a ticket.
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Old 19 December 2008, 06:01 PM
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You know, I'm a pretty easy going guy, and I give a lot of breaks. It's when it's expected because they are a nurse, doctor, firefighter, police officer, judge, little old lady etc that irritates me. If I decide to give anyone a break, that is my perrogitive, but you shouldn't expect it. If you screwed up then expect there to be consequences, and be pleasantly suprised if I cut you a break (which there is a pretty good chance of no matter who you are)
It's definitely your perogative (as it was the cop's that ticketed her). I think it was the expectation of my mom's that their paths would cross again, only in the hospital with my mom being the one with the power, that it surprised her to get the ticket. She generally gets along really well with the cops in our town.

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How would the officer have known? Does one's profession usually come up at all in a traffic stop?

1. She flat out told him (I think she was coming home from a shift).

2. We have a very unusual name and live in a small town.

3. Being in the local ER for almost 15 years, my mom has actually met most of the cops in our town.
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Old 19 December 2008, 06:04 PM
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....1. She flat out told him (I think she was coming home from a shift).....
I guess I'm confused now. Why exactly should a nurse have impunity from speeding on her way home from working?
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Old 19 December 2008, 06:11 PM
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I guess I'm confused now. Why exactly should a nurse have impunity from speeding on her way home from working?
She shouldn't. I don't think that anybody is even arguing that she should. However, that doesn't stop the whole notion of entitlement that some people believe work. As I said before, lots of people will use any excuse, regardless of its legitimacy or accuracy, to get out of a ticket. Some people accept that they broke the law and accept the ticket, but many do not. I am sure that DarkBlue can back up and provide tons of stories of people trying to garnish sympathy towards them to get out of a ticket. It happens.
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Old 19 December 2008, 06:16 PM
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I guess I'm confused now. Why exactly should a nurse have impunity from speeding on her way home from working?
Because she might put tape on his hairy balls!

Hey, I'm not making a judgment call on it, I was just sharing my experience in knowing a little of its existence. I worked in a restaurant in the same town where I was told to comp every meal ordered by police officers. I guess it's just a very "I'll scratch your back..." kind of town.
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Old 19 December 2008, 06:18 PM
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I guess I'm confused now. Why exactly should a nurse have impunity from speeding on her way home from working?
Most police won't give anyone a ticket for only 5 over the limit. She probably did something to piss him off, like act entitled.
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Old 19 December 2008, 06:37 PM
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"You can't ticket me - I'm a nurse. I save lives". In other words, people will come up with a lot of things, true or not, to appease a cop for sympathy to get out of a ticket.

This reminds me of a surgeon who thinks that he is the best around and so everybody should work around his schedule. (He will schedule appointments late in the evening or do rounds on the floor at 4 a.m. when most patients are sleeping) One night he was going to a hospital in the middle of the night for a surgery when he got pulled over. He acted like the cop should have known who he was without pulling him over, that the cop should also have known that he was going to the hospital for a surgery and that he did not deserve a ticket. He got one for his attitude.
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Old 19 December 2008, 06:47 PM
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I guess I'm confused now. Why exactly should a nurse have impunity from speeding on her way home from working?
Because as a nurse she is automatically a good person and good people should not be fined for criminal offenses. The officer should have been looking to charge a bad person - ooh, say like a teenager with a cap on backwards, or someone with a big beard.

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Old 22 December 2008, 07:41 AM
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I think it was the expectation of my mom's that their paths would cross again, only in the hospital with my mom being the one with the power,
See there is just something that bugs me about that. Cops and nurses are both professionals who should be doing the absolute best and most professional job they can do, no matter the circumstances. A lot of the time they work together in that, but if chance happens to find them on opposite sides it shouldn't be about how has the "power" in that particular situation. This shouldn't be on either the cops side or the nurses side. The officer shouldn't go into the hospital "expecting" any better service or care then any other patient currently being treated, and they would be in the wrong in that case. If the nurses take it upon themselves to give a little extra bit of attention to an officer who is a patient so be it, but it shouldn't be expected.

It should never never be about who has the power. A nurse suggesting that they would provide lesser treatment to an officer they are at odds with would be no less wrong then an officer intentially deciding to give an unjust/undeserved ticket to a nurse he is at odds with.

But like many aspects of police work, the expectations and relations with other persons may vary greatly in different regions. The above is just my personal opinion.

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I worked in a restaurant in the same town where I was told to comp every meal ordered by police officers. I guess it's just a very "I'll scratch your back..." kind of town.
See here, I (or any of my fellow officers) would thank you for the gesture, and let you know we really appeciate it, but insist on paying. It is actually against our department policy to accept things like this.

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I am sure that DarkBlue can back up and provide tons of stories of people trying to garnish sympathy towards them to get out of a ticket.
Yeah people do a lot of things. One that gets old is dropping an officer's name. I have contacted people that will literaly tell me in the span of 3 minutes that they know Officer "Smith" at least 15 times. Yes, I get it, you know Officer Smith, I got it the first time, mentioning it 14 more isn't going to change what I am doing.

Especially when they tell me what good friends they are with Officer Smith, that you would think they spend almost every waking hour together and go on picnics togeteher all the time, and then a few days later when I see Officer Smith and I mention it, Officer Smith says "who?" And after much explaining and discussion find out that the person once met Officer Smith at a barbeque that Officer Smith went to at his cousin's friend's sister's house. Just that once.

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Old 22 December 2008, 01:36 PM
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I worked in a restaurant in the same town where I was told to comp every meal ordered by police officers.
I've heard of such things before. Is bribing policemen a common thing in the US?
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Old 22 December 2008, 03:44 PM
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I had a friend in high school whose father was a cop. She was pulled over by a policeman in the next town over doing ludicrous speed. Of course, she immediately pulls the “do you know who my father is?” line, to which the cop says, “yeah, and after I write this ticket I’m gonna call your dad and tell him you are gonna kill someone out here.”

Ticket + grounded = not the reaction she was looking for.
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Old 22 December 2008, 03:48 PM
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I've heard of such things before. Is bribing policemen a common thing in the US?
I'm not sure it's bribing unless one expects something in return. Regardless, IIRC, this is illegal in most juristictions.
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