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So, I'm driving to my office....

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Steven Hildreth, Jr.
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 · October 27 at 5:41am · Edited · 

So, I'm driving to my office to turn in my weekly paperwork. A headlight is out. I see a Tucson Police Department squad vehicle turn around and follow me. I'm already preparing for the stop.

The lights go on and I pull over. The officer asks me how I'm doing, and then asks if I have any weapons.

"Yes, sir. I'm a concealed carry permit holder and my weapon is located on my right hip. My wallet is in my back-right pocket."

The officer explains for his safety and mine, he needs to disarm me for the stop. I understand, and I unlock the vehicle. I explain that I'm running a 7TS ALS holster but from the angle, the second officer can't unholster it. Lead officer asks me to step out, and I do so slowly. Officer relieves me of my Glock and compliments the X300U I'm running on it. He also sees my military ID and I tell him I'm with the National Guard.

Lead officer points out my registration card is out of date but he knows my registration is up to date. He goes back to run my license. I know he's got me on at least two infractions. I'm thinking of how to pay them.

Officers return with my Glock in an evidence back, locked and cleared. "Because you were cool with us and didn't give us grief, I'm just going to leave it at a verbal warning. Get that headlight fixed as soon as possible."

I smile. "Thank you, sir."

I'm a black man wearing a hoodie and strapped. According to certain social movements, I shouldn't be alive right now because the police are allegedly out to kill minorities.

Maybe...just maybe...that notion is bunk.

Maybe if you treat police officers with respect, they will do the same to you.

Police officers are people, too. By far and large, most are good people and they're not out to get you.

I'd like to thank those two officers and TPD in general for another professional contact.

We talk so much about the bad apples who shouldn't be wearing a badge. I'd like to spread the word about an example of men who earned their badges and exemplify what that badge stands for.

‪#‎BlueLivesMatter‬ ‪#‎AllLivesMatter‬

[EDIT: In my rush to post, I accidentally omitted that my wallet was in the back-right pocket, near my firearm. This was the primary motivation for temporary disarmament. The post has been modified to reflect that.

Again, I'd like to thank the TPD and their officers for their consistent professionalism, courtesy, and the good work that they do, both in this particular contact and every day.]

 

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Well, it isn't rocket science that if you comply with police officers, you'll walk away just fine, but I think we know that the people on the anti police movement aren't exactly rocket scientists.  Bless their hearts.  

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Thank you Markinsa for placing Steven Hildreth Jr story here. I have been stopped and kept it equally clam and respectful. Dispite the crack pipe between the front seats of my care, which turned out to be my wifes clear plastic eyeliner tube. Unfortunately I still got the speeding  ticket which I deserved. My cop was not as nice as these guys though. I hope society returns to respectfulness for citizens of any color and police of any color.

Steven Hildreth, Jr.

 

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Here's my story, I'm guilty and I was ready to accept my consequences... I was speeding, saw the lights go on behind me, I exited the freeway and pulled over into a business driveway.  By then the tears were rolling (really I couldn't help it, my emotions hit me) okay, so I roll down my window and the State Trooper asked if I knew why he stopped me, (yes I did) he asked for my license.  He asked if I was okay, I apologized for being so emotional, explained to him why, that I just lost my father and was going to care for my mother.  He gave me such a sincere condolence, it calmed me down.  He stepped away to check on my registration.  Came back and said he would just give me a warning. He asked again if I was okay, told him yes and that the driveway that I pulled into was the cemetery where my brother is buried and that I will drive slow and stop to visit him.  Again he gave me another sincere condolence.  He said, be safe and know that angels are following you.  I thanked him and told him to be safe as well. 

 

This is one Trooper that will be in my thoughts and prayers, along with all the great men and women of the Law. 

 

These are the many stories you don't hear of. 

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the thing is the main stream media would like us to think that all cop's are corrupt and there all out to get us no matter what we look like, the facts are death by cop are massively down. obviously there are some peaks in the curve , the mainstream media only focuses on the past few years but if you look at the data back to the 60's or 70's, police shootings are massively down.

 

the main stream media is probably the best tool the government has to promote their propaganda of disarming everyone, socialism at its best.

 

disarm by popular vote, albeit by uninformed uneducated and scared voters ....... all created by the government propaganda media machine

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Attn. Umbert.

Why? I'm happy for the guy and congrats to the 2 Officers. Just  thinking that if people can be different in the way they react   when facing some situations also Police Officers may happen to be different in their reactions... Again congrats to this cool guy and the 2 cool Officers...(I understand Arizona law  allows open carry while many other States  do not....right?)

 

 Grazie for sharing, Markinsa

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