Wacker Lou, Ky?

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  1. Sgt.K

    Sgt.K They Just Work!

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    Caught. Will post link when I get one.

    Any wacker reports? Brother was aggressively stop by someone in a truck with a red "V" light in the front. Near Jefferson mall out in Okolona around 11pm Thursday. Judge Blvd area. In street clothes, no badge. Did not call it in or anything. Lots more details but that's the crux of it.

    TIA,

    Joe K
     
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  2. ranger1968

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  3. Sgt.K

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    Thread title is a question. Heard anything? Any reports? Just fyi. What else?
     
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    Reports about someone being pulled over? It happens pretty often in most places, so I am not sure why this padticular traffic stop would be worthy of any special notice here on the Internet....

    A better course of action might be to directly contact the agency in that specific area, since they would be the ones with any information about your brother being pulled over...even then, I am not sure what you would hope to gain from that...
     
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    Wondering if there are any reports of a wacker in the ao. Not any reports about a stop. Edited my post to try to clarify that. Thanks for replying.
     
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    Well, police in KY certainly don't use red lights. Sounds like an out of control volunteer fireman.
     
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    Did you not read the question? He's asking if there are other reports of a fake cop pulling people over in Louisville, KY. There are multiple people involved in KY law enforcement, including some from Louisville, who are regular posters here.
     
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    Come on, man, you know me better than that...
    I did read the question, when he FIRST posted it, and it was ambiguous; as he said, he has edited it to clarify it, so there we are....
     
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    Caught. Will post link when I get one.
     
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    Red V light you say?

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    Shoot me a pic - I'm local, and live a couple miles from there.
     
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    To clarify, police in KY don't use only red lights. State law requires either all blue or combination of blue and red. Police have to have at least one blue light.

    Definitely a volunteer fireman.
     
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    I find it amazing how different states have totally different requirements. IIRC MN you could only have blue on pass side of squad cars. I think Fire dept couldn't have any blue lights anywhere in 80's. POV of first responders was all over the place. Yep they wanted to give us all Kojack lights for EMS. We as a service rejected the idea. Some in Admin got upset.
    In this area in POV you can get places as fast, safer then if you had lights, siren. Plus tons added liability.
     
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    Then you get to CA where all you are required to have is a forward facing solid red light and a siren as reasonably necessary
     
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    Back in my days, I've seen slick tops with the driver side spotlight covered with a red lens to call it good. And when doing traffic stops after dark, you had your partner shine his/her spotlight into the violator's car, as your red "spotlight" was pretty much useless as a spotlight.
     
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    CHP used to equip there slicks that way. Even the vics when i left CA were still done that way
     
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    Yes, I remember that well. And several departments in our local area copied that practice on their slick tops. Our slick tops had only a steady red dash light and headlight wigwags up front and a tiny set of blue/amber halogen on the back. It often got ignored by the motorists until we turned the siren on.
     
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    That's how ours were set up. When LEDs came out we also did a couple in the grill and an arrowstick on the back dash