Do not let people like Louis H or the media fool you, people with power (cops) naturally will abuse it, and frustrated failures at life like STATE cops will always want to cross a line that even the most corrupt metrocops wouldn't dare. Exercise nothing but caution, and contempt, for state troopers... they get paid by the hour to steal your money and harass you, not 'pull you out of a burning car'. Hell, if they let you fry in your burning car they'd just make up a story so that they'd still be a hero.
Virginia State Police (see my definition of "Virginia State Police")
The back of a Tennessee state trooper's car, taken at a gas station by myself.
"Yeah that same dickhead pulled me out of my burning car and gave my baby CPR last week, what an ass"
Goddamn state trooper gave me a ticket for having my radio tuned to a rock music station when he pulled me over.
To work a job where you go in every single day/night and ruin someone's day or life depending on what "citation" you give them or what you "arrest" them for all the while knowing that in your private life you "speed" while driving and occasionally drink with friends at a bar and then drive home is the epitomy of the basic definition of hypocrisy.
Never argue or fight against a trooper (or cop for that matter) but dont think for a second that these "people" are on your side or their to help you and protect as it explictly says in their oath "To Protect and Serve" The only thing they serve is their own power lust and ego and they will without a second thought ruin your life and more because they are "enforcing laws" they themselves dont pay attention to and dont adhere to in their private lives.
State Trooper 2: Yeh we sure ruined his life, he will never cross us again.
Normal person in a bar (me): You guys are both drinking right now, and you drove here which means you are gonna drive home after drinking just like he was.
Troopers: Yeh but its different, were cops.
Me: Oh,...right,...that makes perfect sense.
Trooper: Man I got a great story about how I just busted all these kids I caught smoking weed. I think even a few got kicked out of college.
Me: Hmm, I remember in High School how you smoked out a few times.
Trooper: Yeh but thats different, Im a cop now.
Me: Oh right,...guess that means I shouldnt mention the hypocrisy of the whole situation.
Me: How did you get there so fast?
Trooper: I am a cop I just drove here at 110 mph the entire way. I even got pulled over but a little flash of the tin is all it took.
Me: Oh,...right...that makes sense to me.