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Diabetics in Law Enforcement


Diabetics in Law Enforcement

A place for diabetics involved in law enforcement to meet and compare diabetic on the job war stories.

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Latest Activity: Jul 22, 2013

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Keeping the gear on

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Comment by Emily Whiting on December 5, 2008 at 5:37am
Gary, I am very thankful every officer in America. I try not to judge other people by one person's actions. But it is hard sometimes.
Comment by Emily Whiting on December 4, 2008 at 11:06pm
I have a question to ask all of ya'll. Please read the below story and tell me what more I should have done

Tonight the first time in over 2 years I was discriminated against by a police officer. Tonight I was pulled over by a Oklahoma High Patrol Officer for speeding and possible DUI/DWI. When he first came up he asked for my license and insurance which I provided. OHP: "I notice you are shaking" Me: "I have Type 1 diabetes my blood sugar must be a little low; may I check it?" OHP: "No just keep your hands were I can see them." Me: "Officer my I ask why you pulled me over?" OHP: "You were speeding going 55 in a 45 and you were not staying in your lane." Me: "Oh i am sorry my swearving could be caused by a low blood sugar as well as the shaking my I please check my blood sugar?" OHP: "I DOUBT THAT IS WHY YOU WERE SWEARVING AND I SAID NO; Infact why don't you get out of your car." Me: "Okay no problem; where would you like me to stand?" OHP: "Infront of my patrol car. Why do you have a Tx license with a OK address?" Me: "My father is active duty and is stationed at Ft. Sill we are from Houston,TX" OHP:"okay that is fine; may I search your car?" Me:" although I have nothing to hide I will need to stick behind my 4th admenment right and not allow you to search my car." OHP: "YOU CAN MAKE THIS EASY OR HARD AND IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE THEN WHY DO YOU LET ME SEARCH??" Me: Because the 4th admenment allows me the right to keep police for doing unreasonable searches" OHP: " I will call the dogs" Me: That is fine but a police dog is considered a police officer and I will only be able to allow him to search around my car and only if he finds something on the outside will I be able to let him search on the inside" OHP: Face is getting red vein on his neck is pulsating. He starts to walk over to my car as he starts to reach for my door I lock them with my remote. I am starting to feel low so know I am around 50. At this time here comes a Lawton Cop. The OHP officer walks back to him they talk for a minute. The Lawton cop is getting mad. He walks over to me and ask if I really have Type 1 Diabetes. I pull up my sleave and show him my medic alert. LPD: To OHP You are an idiot she does have Diabetes she is shaking a swerving because she is having a low blood sugar reaction. What were you going to do when she passes out Just kick her and let her lay!! OHP: She is high or drunk not having a LOW!: LPD called for an ambalance an allowed my to treat my low.

Why is it that police don't believe us, I have a decal on my back window and my windsheld. I tell them I am a diabetic if there say I am shaking or swearving or something like that but they still don't believe me. What more can I do?

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