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    Life as a country cop article

    From NZ Herald.

    Cop throws the book at them all - National - NZ Herald News

    In Whangarei in the 1980s ...

    "Once, when a suspected thief was arrested but refused to admit his guilt, I dressed up in old civvy clothes and pretended to sleep in a holding cell. The arrested burglar was put in with me and believing me to be a fellow crook admitted his guilt to me."

    Stopping a police car chase from Auckland to Whangarei ...

    "We pulled over and collected some large rocks. As the truck careered towards us I stood in the middle of the road, hurled my largest rock and leapt sideways out of the way as it smashed into the windscreen, bringing the truck to a full stop. We dragged the screaming driver out, giving him a pretty rough handling. It wasn't until later we discovered that after smashing the windscreen, the rock had dislocated his shoulder."

    Searching the property of a notorious drug dealer ...

    "He was known to have a particularly vicious pitbull dog. One of the older cops said that he would sort out the dog. We went to the house where the dog came to the gate menacingly. The old timer pulled his .38 pistol and shot the dog. We were all stunned but the problem was solved. The drug dealer was not so impressed."
    A good read and the book Country Cop 24/7 - Life and Times of a Rural Cop, looks like it could be a fun read.
    gadgetman, kiwijames and oneshot like this.

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    Need more like that countrywide.
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    "He was known to have a particularly vicious pitbull dog. One of the older cops said that he would sort out the dog. We went to the house where the dog came to the gate menacingly. The old timer pulled his .38 pistol and shot the dog. We were all stunned but the problem was solved. The drug dealer was not so impressed."


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    Sounds like it should be a good read, or they have already used all the good bits for the review.
    I can imagine he was well respected by his community for his type of approach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sako75 View Post
    "He was known to have a particularly vicious pitbull dog. One of the older cops said that he would sort out the dog. We went to the house where the dog came to the gate menacingly. The old timer pulled his .38 pistol and shot the dog. We were all stunned but the problem was solved. The drug dealer was not so impressed."

    There was once a country cop who fired 9 shots at a dog to kill it as it was allegedly worrying sheep. Missed the dog completely.The dog was within 20m and he was using a hand gun.

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    That's the problem. Using a handgun.
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    My old man had an instance where some turkey took a pot shot with a sawn off at them and his seargent emptied his .38 into the car as it drove off and missed every shot. Might have been why my granddad had a shotgun sleeve sewn into his coat when he was a solo country cop. Granddad said on his first beat in Chch square in the 50s he had 2 hungarians trying to stick each other with knives.

 

 

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