Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Farmington, MO, USA
I did the motor cop thing in Missouri in the mid 70s and learned very quickly that a motorcycle was definitely not the proper tool for law enforcement. We were provided with a Kawasaki 1000 which could best be described as the quickest way to earn an early retirement! The huge radio pack positioned above the rear fender caused the front end to be too light causing severe head shake at any speeds over about 55 mph. I was never so glad to get back into my trusty Chrysler 440 Magnum after tempting the gods on that awful thing. Perhaps in a strictly urban environment they might have a purpose, but why increase the risk in what is already a very sketchy way to earn a living? Sadly in St Louis just last month two motor officers ran into each other seriously injuring one while escorting the funeral of another officer killed on duty.
Your comments briefly took me back to those days of yesteryear...some good memories...some not.
Been around the block...….several times!