I agree that there are a lot of good people serving out there. But after getting FOUR bad apples in just ONE department, I'm a little "gun shy". Sidenote: that "third" officer had a "nervous breakdown" a few months after the encounter I described. His own partner, who was with him on the day of the incident I described, thought he was going to have to shoot him. Some time after that, that partner ended up joining the state police. He was one of two in that department that treated me fairly in the few encounters I had with them. The other, a K9 officer, shared a mutual affection for dogs and was a decent guy. I even came to his assistance one night when he was trying to separate two young men fighting in the street in front of my house. Despite being about 6' 2"-4" and ~250 lbs., he couldn't get these two separated. I pinned the arm of the young man on the bottom to the ground so he couldn't hit the other guy, who was on top, as well as the officer. Getting that arm out of the way allowed the officer to pull the other guy off of the bottom guy. That officer retired a few years ago.