As I was going home last night to my pregnant wife I had a Delaware State Police officer run me off the road. The speed limit dropped from 50 to 40 and the guy in front of me didn't slow down enough. Just past the speed limit sign there was the blue state police SUV in the shadows waiting. I was doing 49 and the guy in front of me 51. I saw the officer turn on his headlights and get behind me, he stayed back about 100 yards. Suddenly he throws on his flashers and within a split second he was doing upwards of 90mph and my heart nearly dropped. I did everything I could to get out of his way with no shoulder but ended up struggling to get out of the mud. While there was no one coming the opposite direction, the officer chose to stay in my lane and nearly clipped my tail end as I tried getting out if his way.
I know officers set very high standards for themselves and so does the community. I also have tons of respect for police officers as I have lost a close friend who was a state trooper. I don't want you guys thinking I'm that citizen in the lousy cop thread, cause I am anything but. My next career in fact will be with police.
I just have a hard time trying to conceive why any officer would go 90mph to catch a Nissan Sentra doing 51mph and less than a quarter mile away. Not only is he putting peoples lives at risk doing this, he is also destroying tax payer vehicles in the process. If it was an isolated incident I'd shrug it off but this has happened twice now in the last month on the same road. I've gotten both of their plate numbers and have been half tempted to contact internal affairs. I don't know if it's even worth my time to do so.
Perhaps if you are an officer and are reading this maybe you could consider being extra careful and keep the publics interest and safety in mind. Those of us that respect you don't need to be given reasons why not to. It's the holidays.