Police chief tickets himself, pays fine for speeding

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For everyone who has ever complained that a cop deserves a traffic ticket, Justin Burch heard your voice and has taken action to do something about it. The Sperry, Oklahoma police chief responded to a complaint by a citizen that he was speeding in his marked patrol car by ticketing himself and paying the fine.

Chief Burch posted on the department’s official Facebook page that he did in fact break the law by speeding (between 75 and 80 miles per hour in a 5o mph zone) and that he was holding himself accountable even though he “did have a reason for being in a hurry.”

The police are allowed to circumvent traffic laws to answer a call while on official duty but must be careful and safe while doing so.

“My speeds were not reasonable,” he posted. So Burch wrote himself a ticket and paid the fine “just like every other citizen.” He further stated that he regrets his actions and sincerely apologized.

H/T: Tulsa World

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