Great Concealed Handgun Permit Behavior From A Leesburg VA Police Officer
Covington VA –-(Ammoland.com)- On the morning of July 28 I was northbound on US route 15 just north of Leesburg where the road starts to narrow to two lanes.
It seemed appropriate for me at the time to accelerate and go around the car next to me.
As I did this from the side of the road a Leesburg Police Officer aimed a radar gun at me. As I passed him in my mirror I saw him enter his car, turn on his lights and start driving. As he pulled behind me I turned on my flashers and pulled to a safe section of the shoulder.
I shut off my engine, rolled down the windows and put my hands on the steering wheel. The officer approached and politely informed me that he “clocked” me at 61 mph in a 45 mph zone. He asked for my driver's license and registration. I told him the license was in my wallet in my back pocket and the registration was in my glove box.
After deliberately and slowing providing both documents the officer asked, “Are you carrying a handgun?” My response was, “Yes, I am, in a holster on my belt.” He said he noticed a magazine pouch on my belt when I lifted my polo shirt to reach my wallet in my back pocket.
He asked if I had a CHP to which I responded in the affirmative. After checking my permit he thanked me and went back to his car to process the rest of the stop.
I wish I had made note of his name so that I could pay him a personal complement for his professionalism and calm handling of the situation. I feel that his reaction was the result of proper training and maybe even VCDL getting the word out to departments across the state.
In the end I thanked the officer for his service and bid him to stay safe. [PVC: Good for this member! That showed real class, acknowledging that the officer is just doing his job of enforcing the law.]
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