…Except Shelby County Beat Us To It!
This year’s Duh Award clearly belongs in Shelby County, Tennessee, where we see what can happen when egotistical cops over-enforce the seat belt law:
Not that Wayne County Deputy Sheriff J****h Ay***e didn’t try his hardest to win this award himself back in January 2013, but that confounded subsection 7 exemption booted him right out of the running (not to mention the lack of utility poles out in beautiful, not-so-downtown Sodus, Wayne County, NY). However, I would like him to know that I tried to persuade the committee to keep the award in Wayne County, where it belongs…but you gotta admit, this guy outdid even Deputy Ay***e in risking life and limb to protect the innocent citizens under his watch from the horrors of un-belted motor vehicle operators infesting their neighborhoods…
…although I do have a hard time figuring out how someone “lost control” of a cruiser while simply “turning [it] around”…unless maybe he got all confused while searching through all the junk in his squad car for his ticket book (and a pen) and maybe stepped on the gas instead of the brake…
MEMPHIS, TN, April 30, 2013 (abc24.com) – A Memphis police officer was issued two citations after he lost control of his squad car and got stuck on a utility pole Monday night.
The accident occurred at Whitehaven Lane and Elvis Presley Blvd just after 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30.
According to the officer involved, 28-year-old Jonathan Bond, he was headed southbound on Elvis Presley when he saw a driver pass him not wearing a seat belt. Bond said he tried to turn around to pull the vehicle over, but lost control and hit the curb and guide wire on a utility pole, which caused his squad car to run up the pole and come to a rest vertically. Nobody was injured.
Officer Bond was issued a citation for failure to maintain proper control of his vehicle, and for hitting the utility pole.
But you gotta luv the Memphis police who, when finding themselves with a handful of lemons, learn very quickly how to make lemonade (this according to wreg.com, Memphis, TN):
Police would only tell News Channel 3 officers write tickets when drivers slow traffic…
(…but evidently didn’t bother to mention the ones they write to pedestrians who take photos of their tax dollars run up a pole by Officer Duh…)
Congratulations to Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, for winning this year’s Duh Award, because they have proved, beyond any reasonable doubt, that they reallyreallyREALLY WannaBe Wayne County!
And, to Deputy Sheriff Ay***e, don’t be sad, maybe you can be Officer Duh next year…
I’m [the short old lady with that confounded subsection 7 exemption], and I approve of this message.