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Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by Dalton Wayne, Dec 1, 2011.
Just wondering, how were they, friendly, snobs, rude who was it
The girl from My Big Fat Greek Wedding, she was cool, but her handlers were jerks. The Detroit Red Wings (cool), Lions (very cool) and Pistons (total jerks). Mike Tyson, who wasn't a bad guy, but a little weird. That's all I can think of right now.
When in NJ, I work out at the same gym as Bruce Springsteen. He's a nice guy and generally makes time to greet fans but people at the gym tend to leave him alone.
Lots of true stories about his generosity to local charities and police organizations.
Snoop Dogg's little protege, who's an ingratiating bastard, Sawyer Brown, who are *******s (the entire band), Muhammed Ali's Daughter, at a short distance, some others that were in town for the Tyson/Holyfield refight that came to the group of bars I worked at for the afterparty. What a mess; we almost had to have the off-duty officers use pepperballs to clear the crowd after we closed. They all tried to refuse to leave the street.
Was about four feet from GWB. He gave me a nod. National Police Memorial Week 2004 on the lawn at the capital.
Saw Ryan Painter (Indianapolis Colts kicker) across a church sanctuary at a funeral for a local police officer's son.
Interesting story I like to tell about my dad-
In 1986 the movie "Hoosiers" was filmed in my small hometown. My dad was the marshal. Gene Hackman was involved in several scenes in the town, and they were around (the production crew and actors) for a couple of weeks. In a town of 350 people that's big news
Anyway, one day they were shooting the scene where Gene drives into the small town during opening credits. He tops a hill and descends into my town, and approaches a single stoplight. The car he was driving had 1950 Indiana plates on it. At the end of the shoot that day, my dad gave Gene a warning ticket for expired tags. Gene thought it was hilarious.
Later in the shoot, they were filming the barber shop scene downtown. Some of the actors were cranky and some where horsing around which was causing them to have to repeat attempts at takes. Gene kept having to go out into the pouring rain and cold October weather which put him in a foul mood. Finally, after the third or fourth time, he stormed out the door, and my father, who was standing outside the door keeping lookey-loos off the sidewalk was nearby. Gene grabbed him by the arm and said "Let's walk." Dad and Gene walked for several blocks around town so he could cool off and so the producer could get his ducks in a row and admonish the other actors. It turns out, after dad walked Gene by our house and that of our neighbor's, that Gene's mother went to school with our neighbor's mother. Gene's family lost all their family photos in a fire in Danville, IL and it turns out our neighbor's mom had photos of Gene's mom when she was in school with her. So dad arranged for them to meet up. Dad got an autograph from Gene written on the back of a production schedule. I still have it.
One of the clubs I worked saw a host of celebrities, from David Letterman to Lisa Loeb.
Some of the most interesting folks met were Henry Rollins and Prince, but all in all they are all just human beings, regardless of the pedestals they're placed on.
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Met Kevin Costner on duty and he was really nice guy. Down to Earth and he was the one starting up conversations with us which was nice of him.
I met Dave Navarro off duty about a year ago at O'Hare airport. Huge d-bag. Looks like he was on heroin again...had some fresh track marks and pin point pupils. He couldn't have been more of a prick and appeared he was actually being rude to people to impress his other 2 friends.
I've met a few others here and there - a lot of band types when I worked concerts. Those are the ones who stuck out in my mind though as being the best and the worst.
I had the honor of doing some dignitary protection this year on the SRT team. The LT that's in charge of it normally hates me but he still assigned me to it.
This year I met: Palin (super nice), Bachman (eh), Duggar Family from TLC (nice), Phil Vischer the veggie tales guy (very funny dude), Rick Perry (eh though his personal team were top notch), Hagee (eh), Gary Chapman (very nice). Gingrich came last year but I got assigned elsewhere. Been a busy year
When Kevin Costner was filming parts of The Postman, he came into my city, riding in the back of a pickup. He jumped out, and walked into the McDonald's. I was almost ready to 'tard out and blow his cover, no one recognized him. He was wearing a flannel shirt and jeans, and no one tumbled. He leaned really close and asked me not to blow his cover.
I also worked security for "The Hunted". Tommy Lee Jones was very gracious one morning, when even the peons on the production staff were jerks to us. He made sure several of us got hot coffee one really cold morning from Starbucks, on his dime.
The ones I have met on duty...
Benazir Bhutto - very friendly and nice
Lech Walesa - super friendly
Bob Dole - funny, polite and friendly
Martin Luther King III - polite but not overly talkative
Matt Nathanson - Funny guy and very friendly
Morris Dees - I'm not a fan
John Mayer - was friendly
A lot of other not so famous people every year, writers, poets and the like.
Most of the Nuggets, Broncos and Avs.
Most athletes that end up at strip clubs are total pricks. There were a few that were okay. Iverson is a dick head.
Charles Barkley was really nice. He was huge. Coolio was high but he was nice. He is a midget.
Several over the years, mostly as duty related jobs:
Newt Gingrich, very nice guy
Oliver North, same
Al Gore (during 1992 campaign) no opinion
Rudy Guliani, nice guy but a weak handshake
Patrick Warburton, very cool guy. He was filming a movie at our PD that went straight to video "First Time Caller"
Steve Harvey, comedian/actor. Funny guy, engaged in conversation
Cindy Lauper - Signed my uniform t-shirt, lol
Billy Lane (chopper and MC guys will know the name) -I got no respect for him, he is still in prison I believe
None Duty Related protection side jobs:
Julio Iglisias (sp?) Jr. reserving comment
Ron Jeremy, friendly, funny, bad body odor though
Chance encounters or planned events:
Eric Estrada, chance encounter at Atlanta airport, very cool guy
Joseph Adia and Reggie Wayne of Indy Colts. Good guys, very personable, signed hats and took photos.
Richard Marcinko. Full of himself, but hey, he is the Rogue Warrior. Nice guy
Brian Erlacher (sp?) Again, nice guy, personable
Ted Nugent (at SHOT Show), personable, engaged in conversation and posed for pics
Larry Vickers (LAV). At SHOT and taken his classes. Good guy
Gunny R. Lee Ermy Again, very personable individual
The Amazing Johnathan, after his show in Vegas, very funny.
I go the other way if a special detail involving celebs is around. I could care less about sport figures especially the big three sports. I was super stoked to meet Phil X at a Starbucks in Temecula California last month. He's a killer session guitar player.
I arrested a major 90s country music star two nights ago for an FTB. I won't say his name in this case, but he had fifteen or twenty major hits in the mid-90s and also did some acting. He had missed a court date and hadn't managed to get the date changed because he was out of the country. He was very cool and ended up telling us he wanted to have us over to his (huge) house sometime.
I've also run into several Nashville Predators, all very cool and tons of other musicians. All were cool except for maybe Martina McBride, who was snobbish.
I haven't run into any personally, but a number of folks wwith my agency do escorts for celebrities during the Kentucky Derby. One of my coworkers says Tom Brady is a good guy - apparently Brady asks for the same crew every year he comes down. I heard Laura Prepon (Donna, That 70's Show) was also real nice. Jon Lovitz was also a good guy, from what I was told.
I went to school with two famous people...David Akers and Brian Littrell.
I've given private firearms lessons to celeb and he was a decent guy. I've also been on protection details for foreign dignitaries and I felt like the hired help.
Incidentally, it is considered rude and disrespectful to call an actor by any of his character names. My son is personally acquainted with James Gandolfini and that's the name he goes by, not Tony Soprano.
Forgot about Estrada and Shaq they both own houses in my area and got on as reserve deputies with the county. Shaq was asked to not come back after he wrote a rap song that was derogatory to police.
In the first year that I was there (5+ years ago) I had been on vacation and went in to grab my check when Estrada showed up. Super nice guy was like talking to a regular person.
Here's a pic for everyone to have a good laugh at, I won't show the 'after' picture of how I look after working at my PD for so long. I'm a good 40lbs 'thicker' now, and I don't look like I'm 12 anymore
The Muncie PD guys had a good time with Estrada when they filmed armed and famous a few years ago.
I travel alot & have run into quite a few. The 2 most memorable that I've had to interact with were: Al Sharpton & Sofia Vergara. I'll skip commenting on Sharpton & get right to the point. She is BEAUTIFUL & she smelled great! I don't remember a word we said because I couldn't stop looking at her.