Friday, November 28, 2014

Eureka Police Officer's Association Mailer

I got a letter a couple days ago from the Eureka Police Officer's Association. Anyone else? I've gotten them before but this was probably the only time I've opened one. It comes with a decal of a badge that says you're an official EPOA supporter. I've seen at least a couple of them on cars around town.

Nice sales gimmick. Most folks would put that on their car- they might even donate- hoping for a little preferential treatment if they get stopped by the police, but the letter has a cavaet on the sidebar:

"Possession of Support Decals will not reflect preferential treatment during enforcement contacts, but will still allow the bearer to go through any green light in town."

Nice touch, huh?

Reminds me of an old Dragnet episode where a guy was going around selling memberships to some phony police organization. He'd tell his targets one of the benefits of being a member was that if they get a ticket they can just tear it up.

Then some guy tears up a ticket in front of a cop. The cop asks why. The driver explains and ends up being taken to Detectives Friday and Gannon for further investigation. They end up running a sting and bust the guy selling the phony memberships.

So don't expect preferential treatment if you have one of those decals on your car, although you never know. They can't come right out and say it but I'm tempted to put the decal on my truck just in the off chance they'll cut me a little slack should I get pulled over.


At 9:17 AM, Anonymous Eel River Ernie said...

Let the jockeying begin! The fire people will be next with a sticker that has the disclaimer of "Free Water With Every Fire!" One would expect this positioning since Measure Q passed and money for increased salaries and benefits will be on the table with the new City Ccouncil in upcoming negotiations.

At 9:51 AM, Anonymous liberal jon said...

good insight. agreed.

At 10:03 AM, Blogger Julie Timmons said...

Thanks for reviewing, since I already threw mine out.


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