Perfect Storm! Douche Bag Sheriff and K Band!

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After spending all day on a train, I was ready to get home and enjoy a Saturday evening and Sunday off. I have a 4 county, 133 mile drive home. It's all interstate in the Texas Panhandle. Wide open spaces! I decided to run the R3 because 75 PSL + 20-25 sounds good.
I'm running Highway Radar in the background and JBV1 offline. No rabbits early in the trip, but i can always see 3-4 cars ahead of me in the distance. I make it out of county #1, nothing in a usually hot section, on to county #2. Tulia, TX is a crooked little town. Just Google for a story of massive corruption. Anyway, I start getting 1-2 bars of K 24.118 I'm looking for the usual culprit ahead. There is a new GMC pickup about 1/2 mile ahead. My initial thought is "Great, now I have to deal with more GM BSMs!" So I ease past him and still get a few beeps, but it's not the normal BSM encounter. I pick up the pace and same 1-2 beeps. Nothing close enough to be a BSM. I pass through the town and start getting a constant 1-2 beeps. I'm thinking something is wrong with my R3! Switch out to R1. Still getting 1-2 beeps. Here comes the rabbit in my RVM! Then i notice a LLH and a car in the slow lane ahead. R1 ramps up to 2-3 bars steady. The LLH is a Sheriff in a Ford pickup with low light bar and small letters on tailgate. The rabbit rolls up on Sheriff, but quickly backs off. The douche bag Sheriff is running 70 in 75 psl and won't move over! He does this crap for 8 miles until he finally flips the median at the county line! He impeded traffic for 8 friken miles! He was running K24.118 the entire time. No rear antenna, front only. After he flipped, it was full speed ahead! I hate assholes like him! Moral of the story is pay attention to K band and make a mental note of K 24.118 in that county! It's the real deal! I wonder if it was a Stalker Patrol? I thought someone said they were all around K 24.125?
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At least it was only 8 miles. There was a Dept of Public Safety SUV on a recent trip of mine that remained cruised at 82 in a 70 for 80 miles of interstate. He was also a LLH, but no one had the balls to pass him. No radar out of him.

Glad you gained knowledge about 24.118 in that county.
 

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That was a good spot on your part. That low profile lights and markings crap really makes me mad. Saw one locally so I phoned the Chief of the local department, who of course wasn’t in. Left him a message asking what that crap was and that a lot of us are sick of paying for that stuff. Police cars need to be marked. That is the whole idea of patrol cars, being visible to discourage crime to keep us safe. Not hiding so they can raise more revenue.
 

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That was a good spot on your part. That low profile lights and markings crap really makes me mad. Saw one locally so I phoned the Chief of the local department, who of course wasn’t in. Left him a message asking what that crap was and that a lot of us are sick of paying for that stuff. Police cars need to be marked. That is the whole idea of patrol cars, being visible to discourage crime to keep us safe. Not hiding so they can raise more revenue.
That irritates me more than anything. There's a place for unmarked, surreptitious law enforcement. But that ain't it .
 

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Given the title I honestly expected entrapment, jail, a fair maiden, a douchebag sheriff (at least sheriff Duke from "A small town in Texas" level) and a whole bag of radioactive K's stuck under the fingernails, then the maiden ending up neither fair, nor an actual maiden.

Luckily I got even worse - a story of a sheriff on his own turf who held a few cars at PSL for a whole EIGHT miles rather than let them speed through said backwater hole of a turf (or rather than setting up speed trap and killing their weekend). The outrage !!! Him [email protected]
 
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