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Firefighter arrested by CHP after dispute at crash site
CBS8 ^ | Feb 05, 2014

Posted on 02/05/2014 12:15:23 PM PST by nickcarraway

A Chula Vista firefighter responding to a rollover accident on I-805 ended up in handcuffs Tuesday night after a dispute with a CHP officer.

CBS News 8 cameras were rolling around 9:00 p.m. when the firefighter and CHP officer got in a dispute over where the fire engine should park, while firefighters were responding to the crash that happened north on I-805 between Telegraph Canyon Road and East Orange Avenue.

Neither agency would make an official statement on camera.

CBS News 8 video shows the CHP officer cuffing the firefighter, who was still in his uniform, at the scene of the accident.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbs8.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: donutwatch
Video at site.
1 posted on 02/05/2014 12:15:23 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

our tax money at work


2 posted on 02/05/2014 12:16:08 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C?)
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To: nickcarraway

The filthy pig needs to lose his job.


3 posted on 02/05/2014 12:20:47 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Sirius Lee

Cops are all about their egos.


4 posted on 02/05/2014 12:21:48 PM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: nickcarraway

Were any Dalmatians shot.


5 posted on 02/05/2014 12:24:15 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

Good one! I can hear the wanna be CHP officer now: “My badge is bigger than your badge”.


6 posted on 02/05/2014 12:32:12 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Vaquero
“Were any Dalmatians shot.”

LOL! Could be post of the day.

7 posted on 02/05/2014 12:34:07 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: nickcarraway

While they both may have badges, it’s really about who has the gun. Someone failed to respect someone’s author-uh-tie.


8 posted on 02/05/2014 12:34:18 PM PST by 762X51
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To: nickcarraway
Relate story (NOT A DUPE) here.
9 posted on 02/05/2014 12:46:25 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: nickcarraway

he wasn’t arrested, but briefly detained


10 posted on 02/05/2014 12:51:19 PM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: nickcarraway

“Heavy crash, heavy crash, officer injured”... Fire Department: “Sorry, we are busy, er, scrubbing floors, er, preparing for inspection”.


11 posted on 02/05/2014 12:53:35 PM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: nickcarraway

So now the JBTs know best how to fight fires? Any Dalmatians shot?


12 posted on 02/05/2014 1:04:47 PM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: 762X51
Cop should realize a fire truck is much larger than a police cruiser. Next accident call he had better take it slow, make sure fire gets there first. 'Cause when they roll up, if they see him standing there, or sitting in the cruiser... Well, accident scenes are dangerous chaotic places at times, people get hurt, accidents get compounded...

Now, I doubt a fireman would really do something like that - stage/cause an accident that might hurt or kill the cop. But then, you wouldn't expect a cop to go off on a power trip on a fireman who was doing his job and keeping other first responders safe. You know, accidents happen...

13 posted on 02/05/2014 1:09:18 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Nah, just happen to lose a grip on the Nozzle while putting out water at 100+ PSI full open accidently washing down Officer Doughnut.


14 posted on 02/05/2014 1:16:46 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: nickcarraway

Knowing many volunteer and paid firefighters/paramedics over the years.. Fire trucks have a special placement on accident scenes especially where there is a lot of traffic. Firemen will park the BIG fire truck to protect the emergency personnel and the injured from other vehicles slamming into them. It happens.. a wreck with strobe lights and an inattentive driver slams into it. Word of advice not only to the officer but CHP in general... cops have wrecks and injuries, too. A working relationship between the fire department is essential for the process to work. G*d forbid if a CHP hits a tree and they except a quick response from the fire department. I have the feeling that a lot of “nice nice” will go on between the CHP hierarchy and the fire department hierarchy. The last thing they want is bad blood between the two agencies.


15 posted on 02/05/2014 1:18:14 PM PST by momtothree
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To: CivilWarBrewing

A friend is a retired NYFD who spent months at ground zero. A few years before he was stationed at the harbor next to a police launch. It was right after the Abner Louima debacle. One day he stepped on the launch and was looking at a police jetski. A wise ass cop stepped out of the cabin of the launch and said to my fireman friend. “Whatta you lookin for...a plunger?”


16 posted on 02/05/2014 1:40:53 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

My husband is a professional firefighter. Do you know why fire engines have big bumpers? To push cop cars out of the way. When cops respond first, they park in front of the structure, car, etc. This makes putting out a fire more difficult.


17 posted on 02/05/2014 1:46:54 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Vaquero

Don’t see any, maybe that’s why the firefighter was addressed.


18 posted on 02/05/2014 1:51:41 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: goodwithagun
Do you know why fire engines have big bumpers? To push cop cars out of the way.

I believe it. My Dad (God rest his soul) was a volunteer fireman in our little community. They used the bumpers more than once to encourage people to get out of the way. Never the cops as far as I know but... I foresee there being lots of ways, subtle and not so subtle, for the firemen to express their displeasure with this cops' actions. It was a boneheaded egotistical play and he should get called on it.

19 posted on 02/05/2014 1:56:54 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: VRWCarea51
Nah, just happen to lose a grip on the Nozzle while putting out water at 100+ PSI full open accidently washing down Officer Doughnut.

Yeah, or "Oh, that was your cruiser with the window down? Gee, sorry, I slipped and bumped the valve bar on the nozzle as we were hauling the charged hose by and...well, that sucker sure does put out a lot of water in a hurry, doesn't it?"

20 posted on 02/05/2014 1:58:55 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: nickcarraway

....”the firefighter, who was still in uniform) Uniform? Try turn out gear, you jack wagon.


21 posted on 02/05/2014 2:31:13 PM PST by goodtomato (I'm really, really blessed!)
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder how the usual “police are always right” jackboot licking brigade will come down on this story?


22 posted on 02/05/2014 3:32:05 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: camle

The police officer should have been arrested for endangering lives.


23 posted on 03/29/2014 9:23:09 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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