Tuesday, November 8, 2011
A Cop's Wife (or spouse) does not get tickets.
At least, not in this little corner of the world.
For example: I had someone email me off-blog about the ticket scandal. They said that in their community, being an officer's wife or family doesn't really count for much. If the officer gets out of their vehicle with the expectation of a giving a ticket, the ticket is written regardless of who's on the receiving end. If they get out thinking "let's see how this goes" then the person may just get a warning.
I have an exact copy of my husband's shield, in a little ID Holder along with his current PBA card. On the inside of the ID Holder is my driver's license, my insurance cards, and an indicator that says: "Officer's Wife."
Of course, this Officer's Wife never gets pulled over... but let's just say I did...the Officer generally walks up to the car, asks to see ID, I pull out "my badge"...and he/she walks away. They don't even pause long enough to tell me how fast I was going, or what the infraction might have otherwise been...it's an unwritten rule that you never write an Officer's Wife, simply because you don't want your wife to get written.
Period. The End.
I'm curious: how do they handle that kind of stuff in your community? Do you, as the spouse, have some sort of police identification? Was there ever a time when it just didn't work?
Posted by SCW Stella at 7:35 AM