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Killeen police issued 122 citations during a 3 ½-hour traffic detail Thursday.

From 7 to 10:30 a.m., officers enforced the proper passing of emergency vehicles at stops on Elms Road, Farm-to-Market 3470 and FM 439, according to police spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez.

Police issued 97 improper passing citations, and 25 for other violations, Miramontez said in an email. The citation is punishable by a fine up to $200.

Resident Dale Hill said he was pulled over and not happy about it.

Hill in a phone call with the Herald called the operation "totally bogus," and said the Killeen police logo on the car he passed was barely visible.

“I didn’t see anyone in the cars, and I was driving 29 miles per hour when I passed,” he said. “There were half a dozen people pulled over at any given time; it was like shooting fish in a barrel.”

According to Texas Transportation Code, if a driver approaches an emergency vehicle, like a police car or a tow truck, he or she is supposed to vacate the lane closest to the vehicle when driving on a highway with two or more lanes traveling in the direction of the vehicle.

If not driving on the highway, the driver is required to slow to a speed not to exceed 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit when the posted speed limit is 25 miles per hour or more;  or five miles per hour when the posted speed limit is less than 25 miles per hour.

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Thomas Nipper, 63, died Nov. 4 during a traffic stop on southbound Interstate 35 in Temple.

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(6) comments

imnojudgebutdaang

So instead of cameras handing out tickets, we have cops doing it. And each time this occurs, the risk is too high to justify the outcome. Both to citizens as well as law enforcement.

THUGNIFICENT KILLED ME

Money, money, mo money.....

eyewatchingu

I just have to post this once again, as I just find it so funny that we have elected people into office that cant read.
https://www.tcole.texas.gov/content/out-state-peace-officers
You must meet ALL of the work, training and application requirements. You will be required to complete an initial application, including fingerprints through FAST, to determine your eligibility.  Please do not proceed to next steps until your eligibility has been approved.  If you are approved, you will receive further instructions by mail.  Please allow two weeks for TCOLE to review your initial application

Ok read it people, the very last thing he is to do is get a job in TX, even says he must complete all the other requirements before he can. Read Number 6. Even says in Order.

In order to become licensed as a peace officer in Texas, you must meet the minimum standards for initial licensure (§217.1.) and complete the following steps:
1. Approval of the initial eligibility form;
2. Successful completion of the Texas Supplemental Peace Officer course (1018) (instructions provided with eligibility approval);
3. Successful completion of the TCOLE Rules Overview (1305) if eligibility form is received after June 1, 2014 (instructions provided with eligibility approval);
4. Approval of the exam application, and receive endorsement from TCOLE (exam application provided only when eligibility is approved);
5. Passing of the state licensing examination; and
6. Appointment by a law enforcement agency within two years from the date of your passed examination.


This is what happens when our schools are being held back from teaching.
This is what happens when instead of basing hiring on skills and qualifications we hire mainly on skin color.
When our higher educational institutes have to pass up kids that Pass entrance examines because of their skin color, when we have to pass up qualified humans for jobs, fire depts. because there skin color, we have actually now seeing the full effect.
We now have a whole generation of kids that do not have comprehension skills.

eyewatchingu

Btw for those that do not know, If the pretend police chief has ok'ed or ordered any of the arrest or tickets, you can fight them in a court of law. So if this pretend police chief was present and or signed of on this, I would be getting myself an attorney as you can beat the traffic ticket and sue the city of Killeen.
The pretend Chief has no rights under the state of Tx laws to even order an Officer around. Heck by law he has no rights to even sig paper work. As he is not licensed. That means if your arrested for drugs, felonies and so on, you have the right to bring this up in court. Even if it was another agency that came in and arrested you, because see that means this pretend Chief had to sign off on it. By law he is not licensed, so he is not legally allowed to even ok it, or sign off on a warrant.
I guess the Naacp and the BLM knew this and are going to use it their advantage in helping the Bloods, crips and gangster Disciples. Along with the NAACP who now have there own human trafficking police officers, lmao that is what a cop at KPD told me. hahah
I guess since the NAACP can have their own police running around with fake ID's, I think we all should start our own Police Depts. hahah
Anyone that needs help beating those traffic tickets, jut put a message up and I will post a link to help you out.

centexdave

The city's bank account must have gotten lower than expected.

SnowWhiteNthe7Thieves

Real police issuing real traffic citations, be careful out there drivers. I wonder if pretend police can issue real traffic citations?

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