Skip to comments.'You pulled us out of a funeral procession'(WA)
Posted on 08/12/2009 7:58:17 PM PDT by marktwain
SPOKANE, Wash. -- When Donald Ross's sister passed, more than 100 people attended her funeral mass in Spokane.
The burial was scheduled for a nearby cemetery, but Ross and his family only made it a quarter of a mile when flashing lights forced them to the side of the road.
"Harold, his (my husband's) brother, said, 'You pulled us out of a funeral procession,'" said wife Shirley Ross.
But the deputy kept them there, writing up five citations because the driver and the passengers were not wearing a seat belts. And the sheriff's department says he had every right.
"We're out here trying to prevent funerals, not disrupt them," said Dave Reagan of Spokane County Sheriff's Office.
Those five tickets took 12 minutes to write. By the time Ross and his family members got back on the road, the burial was over.
The family members admit they weren't wearing their seat belts, but say it shouldn't have cost them the chance to say goodbye.
"It's a stage in our life where you want to give your last respects and hear the final prayers and the closing of the ceremony," Shirley Ross said. "We missed that and it's something I'll remember for as long as I live. And I think it was just uncalled for."
The deputy, who was a part of a special emphasis group, was only giving out tickets, not warnings. Donald and Shirley Ross plan to appeal theirs.
"I think it was unjust. It was totally unbelievable," said Shirley Ross.
Clinton called it “contributions”
You do recall this guy, right? The guy who was putting a choke hold on an EMT while he wrote up a ticket on an ambulance driver?
(Or is this just his twin brother?)_
Sheriff should be called asshole.
Could have followed the procession and waited if he was so bent on issuing the damned tickets.
Only a cop who hates other cops would pull crap like this. He singlehandedly created thousands of people who now will have this event as a a guide to police behavior, and that’s not a good thing.
Welcome to California??
I live in Vegas, was in Sucramento a few weeks back. I got pulled over by a bike cop because he “thought he’s seen me here before.” “wanted to know what i was doin” in sacramento.. WTF? someone help me out here. I AM allowed to go state to state w/o papers right? This isn’t Germany 1938 right? No it’s the “role model for american Government”
I don’t know all the facts but I think that officer acted stupidly.
LOL Time for a beer summit!
You mean THIS GUY?
I am waiting for all of the “law and order” people to show up and claim that these people had it coming to them.
Wow. WA state must be in even more fiscal trouble than I knew about. Too many liberals and far lefts running the show there now.
How’d that turn out. What a jerk he must’ve been! Sorry for you
Peace Officer IS NOT EQUAL TO Law Enforcement Officer
Are you kidding? I am sure Biden would just call it (GUESS! GUESS!!) . . . yep you got it right. Patriotic.
Shouldn’t your state flag show Nevada now?
Earl, you missed utahagen’s post. I would nominate that for the most heartless post one could ever muster. Can anyone find a colder post?
It is that kind of thinking that gives up bad cops.
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