By Michael G. Stogner
This morning I couldn’t help thinking about Roger Allen R.I.P. As we all know now he was killed by 4 Daly City Police Officers while sitting in a disabled vehicle. The Official story was the Police Officers were there to Help/Assist.
This morning I found myself in a disabled vehicle, blocking one of two lanes of traffic in Salinas, California. I called AAA and as I was on the phone, a Monterey Sheriff Patrol car pulled up behind me with his light bar lit up, a short time later a 2nd Sheriff Patrol car arrived and parked behind the first car. They asked me if I had called for a Tow and I said yes, they asked if I knew how long before the Tow Truck would arrive? I said I don’t know yet. I asked the first officer if he could push my car through the intersection and he explained that his push bars might damage my rear bumper and it was no problem, he would just stay until the Tow Truck arrived.
The two Monterey Sheriff Deputies stayed with me and my disabled vehicle for 40 Minutes until the Tow Truck arrived and loaded me and my vehicle. They never once asked me my name, they never approached and surrounded my vehicle, they never once said “We are here to Help” They simply made sure I was safe and my vehicle did not get run into by a distracted driver.
Thank You, Monterey County Sheriff Office Deputies, for your professional behavior this morning. I only wish Roger Allen R.I.P. had you to protect him.
Michael G. Stogner