Skip to comments.Firefighter arrested by CHP after dispute at crash site
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.
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our tax money at work
The filthy pig needs to lose his job.
Cops are all about their egos.
Were any Dalmatians shot.
Good one! I can hear the wanna be CHP officer now: “My badge is bigger than your badge”.
LOL! Could be post of the day.
While they both may have badges, it’s really about who has the gun. Someone failed to respect someone’s author-uh-tie.
he wasn’t arrested, but briefly detained
“Heavy crash, heavy crash, officer injured”... Fire Department: “Sorry, we are busy, er, scrubbing floors, er, preparing for inspection”.
So now the JBTs know best how to fight fires? Any Dalmatians shot?
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...
Nah, just happen to lose a grip on the Nozzle while putting out water at 100+ PSI full open accidently washing down Officer Doughnut.
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.
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?”
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.
Don’t see any, maybe that’s why the firefighter was addressed.
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.
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?"
....”the firefighter, who was still in uniform) Uniform? Try turn out gear, you jack wagon.
I wonder how the usual “police are always right” jackboot licking brigade will come down on this story?
The police officer should have been arrested for endangering lives.