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Thread: Cop Pulls Over Ambulance Carrying Patient To Hospital For “Failure To Yield”

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    Re: Cop pulls over ambulance

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightdemon View Post
    what????

    The fact that it carries people to the hospital in times of emergencies makes it very different from any regular car.

    Even if the siren was off, after the police officer have seen that they indeed had a patient in the ambulance, they should have let them go right away. Instead of taking up time writing them a ticket and yelling that they were being arrested, they should have escorted the ambulance if the ambulance's siren was not working.

    I think the police officers here totally assessed the situation incorrectly.
    In the eyes of the law, it's no different than a regular car without the siren activated.

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    Re: Cop pulls over ambulance

    There is no culpable mental state here with regard to this crime. No reckless behavior on the part of the driver. I predict this guy will not get charged.
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    Re: Cop pulls over ambulance

    I'm going to side with the cops on this one.

    IMO the cops were in the wrong for issuing the ticket because they did not use a siren and were in the ambulance's blind spot.

    However, I know of no statute which gives EMTs the authority to ignore a police officer and attempt to leave.

    The correct coarse of action would be to show up in court and fight the ticket.

    I don't think the troopers acted unprofessionally in this situation. They're cops on the street fighting an irate, very muscular man. You can't expect it to look like a boardroom setting.

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    Re: Cop pulls over ambulance

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    In the eyes of the law, it's no different than a regular car without the siren activated.
    And that's not in dispute here. The officers lack of good judgment and his bullying after the stop are the real story. I was a cop for 14 years and never would I have done something like this.

    Never.
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    Re: Cop pulls over ambulance

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I can't open it, can you quote it please?
    EMT In Confrontation With Trooper Speaks Out



    Both emts have reports there.



    Martin was having a seriously bad day and was hell bent to pass it around by the video and report. I would like to hear his side of the story.
    Thank you

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    Re: Cop pulls over ambulance

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I'm going to side with the cops on this one.

    IMO the cops were in the wrong for issuing the ticket because they did not use a siren and were in the ambulance's blind spot.
    I agree.
    However, I know of no statute which gives EMTs the authority to ignore a police officer and attempt to leave.
    The EMT certainly didn't act responsibly when he did this.

    The correct coarse of action would be to show up in court and fight the ticket.
    I agree.
    I don't think the troopers acted unprofessionally in this situation. They're cops on the street fighting an irate, very muscular man. You can't expect it to look like a boardroom setting.
    They absolutely acted unprofessionally. The stop itself was a complete abandonment of common sense. The entire incident was escalated by the officers extremely poor attitude. It was exacerbated by the EMT obviously, but this thing started because the trooper didn't use common sense or good judgment.

    You don't pull up five feet behind tractor-trailer rig with your lights on and expect him to see you. Nor do you run to a hot call in traffic with just lights and expect traffic to just pull over for you. I've learned that through the years. You bust traffic with your lights and your siren.
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    Re: Cop pulls over ambulance

    Quote Originally Posted by akyron View Post
    EMT In Confrontation With Trooper Speaks Out



    Both emts have reports there.



    Martin was having a seriously bad day and was hell bent to pass it around by the video and report. I would like to hear his side of the story.
    You can tell by the video the EMT's were not being hostile at all. Martin, like you said, was not on his best.
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    Re: Cop pulls over ambulance

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    However, I know of no statute which gives EMTs the authority to ignore a police officer and attempt to leave.
    Let's say this person was having a heart attack or a stroke or some other potentially fatal condition... Those minutes of the cop writing out a ticket could turn fatal.

    The EMT told the cops to meet him at the hospital to sort things out, as it should have been...

    Cops do have a tough job, that is all the more reason to DEMAND a level of professionalism from those that are charged to protect and serve. To be honest, I'd feel safer knowing that cops like that cannot keep their jobs very long.

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    Re: Cop pulls over ambulance

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    I agree.

    The EMT certainly didn't act responsibly when he did this.


    I agree.

    They absolutely acted unprofessionally. The stop itself was a complete abandonment of common sense. The entire incident was escalated by the officers extremely poor attitude. It was exacerbated by the EMT obviously, but this thing started because the trooper didn't use common sense or good judgment.

    You don't pull up five feet behind tractor-trailer rig with your lights on and expect him to see you. Nor do you run to a hot call in traffic with just lights and expect traffic to just pull over for you. I've learned that through the years. You bust traffic with your lights and your siren.
    Well I defer to your experience then. IMO even though the EMTs may have earned an obstruction citation, I doubt the issue will be pressed if the officer's conduct would place the department in a, shall we say, less than favorable light.

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    Re: Cop pulls over ambulance

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    Here's an excerpt from the EMT's statement.
    Yea, cause most cops are really likely to tell someone "Hey, just so you know, I got so angry back there that I decided I was going to pull out my weapon and kill you for no reason. I'm not angry anymore, I'm just telling you that so you can go get me fired. Have a good one."

    I'm believing this story less and less as it goes on.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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