...they interrogated me about the fact that it was the middle of the night and I had to leave my vehicle in order to walk a mile down the road, get a gas can, fill it up, and walk back to my van. No help whatsoever, just snooping around to see if I had pot, insulting me directly and using intimidation to test my claim that it was, in fact, my vehicle.
My bad cop story...
I had a wreck in the middle of nowhere...alone, late at night. I was not drinking, just overdrove the curve of the road I was not familiar with, overcorrected, went off the road and totaled the car. The sound awoke a nearby neighbor who called the cops. This was before cell phones. Highway patrolman comes, ambulance comes, fire truck comes. Ambulance leaves when it's discoverd I'm okay. The fire truck hoses everything down and leaves. The HP officer calls a local tow company. Tow truck comes, takes what's left of the car and hauls it off.
Cop writes me a ticket for 'exceeding safe speed', questions me thoroughly about how much I had to drink. I guess he was satisfied I was not drinking and prepares to leave. I need a ride. I ask for a ride to a hotel or at least to the HP station so I can call and wait for someone. His response, "not my job. you'll have to find some other way into town."
I had to remind him that his duty is to serve and protect and that I needed his service. I was pretty pissed about it. He finally relented and gave me a ride but lectured me the entire trip into town.
He was a real douchebag.
But to be fair and balanced, a while back we had an intruder on our property. He tried to get in the house but the dog scared him off. We called the cops and the cop that came out was professional, courteous and thorough. I was most impressed with him and sent an email to him later thanking him for his assistance.
We can bitch about the bad cops and we have every right to...but when a good cop impresses you with his professionalism, let him or his supervisor know.