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"Myth vs. Reality"

Original post made by This is rich, Atherton: other, on May 20, 2013

The APOA claims the commonly held notion that Atherton officers have less dangerous jobs than other cops in the bay area is a myth.

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 21, 2013 at 7:40 am

Re. example 3 - they issue far more speeding tickets than any other agency BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE ANYTHING BETTER TO DO!

Oh, and please tell me where the "danger" is in writing speeding tickets. I wrote plenty of citations back in the day. Aside from not knowing what was in the car you stopped until you get up to it, there's not much danger there. Besides, any cop worth his salt has a pretty good idea if his stopping John Q Citizen or a dirt bag. So, he can be on alert.

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Posted by POGO
a resident of Woodside: other
on May 21, 2013 at 7:46 am

I wanted to post a link to news stories about San Mateo County Sheriff deputies providing police escorts for party guests, for getting tips from homeowners for helping them enter their inadvertently locked homes and for watering lawns and picking up newspapers when residents were on vacation.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find any news stories about these dangerous, high risk practices. At least not with by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Department.

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Posted by fat city
a resident of Atherton: other
on May 21, 2013 at 9:39 am

[Please don't post personal and family information about officers.]