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Dalton Wayne
12-01-2011, 18:03
Just wondering, how were they, friendly, snobs, rude who was it

msu_grad_121
12-01-2011, 18:07
The girl from My Big Fat Greek Wedding, she was cool, but her handlers were jerks. The Detroit Red Wings (cool), Lions (very cool) and Pistons (total jerks). Mike Tyson, who wasn't a bad guy, but a little weird. That's all I can think of right now.

SAR in FL
12-01-2011, 18:08
When in NJ, I work out at the same gym as Bruce Springsteen. He's a nice guy and generally makes time to greet fans but people at the gym tend to leave him alone.

Lots of true stories about his generosity to local charities and police organizations.

CJStudent
12-01-2011, 18:25
Snoop Dogg's little protege, who's an ingratiating bastard, Sawyer Brown, who are *******s (the entire band), Muhammed Ali's Daughter, at a short distance, some others that were in town for the Tyson/Holyfield refight that came to the group of bars I worked at for the afterparty. What a mess; we almost had to have the off-duty officers use pepperballs to clear the crowd after we closed. They all tried to refuse to leave the street.

Kadetklapp
12-01-2011, 18:39
Was about four feet from GWB. He gave me a nod. National Police Memorial Week 2004 on the lawn at the capital.

Saw Ryan Painter (Indianapolis Colts kicker) across a church sanctuary at a funeral for a local police officer's son.

Interesting story I like to tell about my dad-

In 1986 the movie "Hoosiers" was filmed in my small hometown. My dad was the marshal. Gene Hackman was involved in several scenes in the town, and they were around (the production crew and actors) for a couple of weeks. In a town of 350 people that's big news

Anyway, one day they were shooting the scene where Gene drives into the small town during opening credits. He tops a hill and descends into my town, and approaches a single stoplight. The car he was driving had 1950 Indiana plates on it. At the end of the shoot that day, my dad gave Gene a warning ticket for expired tags. Gene thought it was hilarious.

Later in the shoot, they were filming the barber shop scene downtown. Some of the actors were cranky and some where horsing around which was causing them to have to repeat attempts at takes. Gene kept having to go out into the pouring rain and cold October weather which put him in a foul mood. Finally, after the third or fourth time, he stormed out the door, and my father, who was standing outside the door keeping lookey-loos off the sidewalk was nearby. Gene grabbed him by the arm and said "Let's walk." Dad and Gene walked for several blocks around town so he could cool off and so the producer could get his ducks in a row and admonish the other actors. It turns out, after dad walked Gene by our house and that of our neighbor's, that Gene's mother went to school with our neighbor's mother. Gene's family lost all their family photos in a fire in Danville, IL and it turns out our neighbor's mom had photos of Gene's mom when she was in school with her. So dad arranged for them to meet up. Dad got an autograph from Gene written on the back of a production schedule. I still have it.

Black&TAN
12-01-2011, 19:02
One of the clubs I worked saw a host of celebrities, from David Letterman to Lisa Loeb.

Some of the most interesting folks met were Henry Rollins and Prince, but all in all they are all just human beings, regardless of the pedestals they're placed on.

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Sharky7
12-01-2011, 22:01
Met Kevin Costner on duty and he was really nice guy. Down to Earth and he was the one starting up conversations with us which was nice of him.

I met Dave Navarro off duty about a year ago at O'Hare airport. Huge d-bag. Looks like he was on heroin again...had some fresh track marks and pin point pupils. He couldn't have been more of a prick and appeared he was actually being rude to people to impress his other 2 friends.

I've met a few others here and there - a lot of band types when I worked concerts. Those are the ones who stuck out in my mind though as being the best and the worst.

DoogieHowser
12-01-2011, 22:30
I had the honor of doing some dignitary protection this year on the SRT team. The LT that's in charge of it normally hates me but he still assigned me to it.

This year I met: Palin (super nice), Bachman (eh), Duggar Family from TLC (nice), Phil Vischer the veggie tales guy (very funny dude), Rick Perry (eh though his personal team were top notch), Hagee (eh), Gary Chapman (very nice). Gingrich came last year but I got assigned elsewhere. Been a busy year :faint:

Pepper45
12-01-2011, 23:49
When Kevin Costner was filming parts of The Postman, he came into my city, riding in the back of a pickup. He jumped out, and walked into the McDonald's. I was almost ready to 'tard out and blow his cover, no one recognized him. He was wearing a flannel shirt and jeans, and no one tumbled. He leaned really close and asked me not to blow his cover.

I also worked security for "The Hunted". Tommy Lee Jones was very gracious one morning, when even the peons on the production staff were jerks to us. He made sure several of us got hot coffee one really cold morning from Starbucks, on his dime.

TScottW99
12-02-2011, 00:02
The ones I have met on duty...

Benazir Bhutto - very friendly and nice

Lech Walesa - super friendly

Bob Dole - funny, polite and friendly

Martin Luther King III - polite but not overly talkative

Matt Nathanson - Funny guy and very friendly

Morris Dees - I'm not a fan

John Mayer - was friendly

A lot of other not so famous people every year, writers, poets and the like.

Cochese
12-02-2011, 00:35
Most of the Nuggets, Broncos and Avs.

Most athletes that end up at strip clubs are total pricks. There were a few that were okay. Iverson is a dick head.

Charles Barkley was really nice. He was huge. Coolio was high but he was nice. He is a midget.

Bodyarmorguy
12-02-2011, 02:16
Several over the years, mostly as duty related jobs:

Newt Gingrich, very nice guy
Oliver North, same
Al Gore (during 1992 campaign) no opinion
Rudy Guliani, nice guy but a weak handshake
Patrick Warburton, very cool guy. He was filming a movie at our PD that went straight to video "First Time Caller"
Steve Harvey, comedian/actor. Funny guy, engaged in conversation
Cindy Lauper - Signed my uniform t-shirt, lol
Billy Lane (chopper and MC guys will know the name) -I got no respect for him, he is still in prison I believe

None Duty Related protection side jobs:

Julio Iglisias (sp?) Jr. reserving comment
Ron Jeremy, friendly, funny, bad body odor though

Chance encounters or planned events:

Eric Estrada, chance encounter at Atlanta airport, very cool guy
Joseph Adia and Reggie Wayne of Indy Colts. Good guys, very personable, signed hats and took photos.
Richard Marcinko. Full of himself, but hey, he is the Rogue Warrior. Nice guy
Brian Erlacher (sp?) Again, nice guy, personable
Ted Nugent (at SHOT Show), personable, engaged in conversation and posed for pics
Larry Vickers (LAV). At SHOT and taken his classes. Good guy
Gunny R. Lee Ermy Again, very personable individual
The Amazing Johnathan, after his show in Vegas, very funny.

Goldendog Redux
12-02-2011, 02:50
I go the other way if a special detail involving celebs is around. I could care less about sport figures especially the big three sports. I was super stoked to meet Phil X at a Starbucks in Temecula California last month. He's a killer session guitar player.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNEPdSECmtU&feature=related

MF

freeride88
12-02-2011, 03:20
I arrested a major 90s country music star two nights ago for an FTB. I won't say his name in this case, but he had fifteen or twenty major hits in the mid-90s and also did some acting. He had missed a court date and hadn't managed to get the date changed because he was out of the country. He was very cool and ended up telling us he wanted to have us over to his (huge) house sometime.

I've also run into several Nashville Predators, all very cool and tons of other musicians. All were cool except for maybe Martina McBride, who was snobbish.

OfficerChris
12-02-2011, 06:00
Was about four feet from GWB. He gave me a nod. National Police Memorial Week 2004 on the lawn at the capital.

Saw Ryan Painter (Indianapolis Colts kicker) across a church sanctuary at a funeral for a local police officer's son.

Interesting story I like to tell about my dad-

In 1986 the movie "Hoosiers" was filmed in my small hometown. My dad was the marshal. Gene Hackman was involved in several scenes in the town, and they were around (the production crew and actors) for a couple of weeks. In a town of 350 people that's big news

Anyway, one day they were shooting the scene where Gene drives into the small town during opening credits. He tops a hill and descends into my town, and approaches a single stoplight. The car he was driving had 1950 Indiana plates on it. At the end of the shoot that day, my dad gave Gene a warning ticket for expired tags. Gene thought it was hilarious.

Later in the shoot, they were filming the barber shop scene downtown. Some of the actors were cranky and some where horsing around which was causing them to have to repeat attempts at takes. Gene kept having to go out into the pouring rain and cold October weather which put him in a foul mood. Finally, after the third or fourth time, he stormed out the door, and my father, who was standing outside the door keeping lookey-loos off the sidewalk was nearby. Gene grabbed him by the arm and said "Let's walk." Dad and Gene walked for several blocks around town so he could cool off and so the producer could get his ducks in a row and admonish the other actors. It turns out, after dad walked Gene by our house and that of our neighbor's, that Gene's mother went to school with our neighbor's mother. Gene's family lost all their family photos in a fire in Danville, IL and it turns out our neighbor's mom had photos of Gene's mom when she was in school with her. So dad arranged for them to meet up. Dad got an autograph from Gene written on the back of a production schedule. I still have it.

great story

wprebeck
12-02-2011, 07:32
I haven't run into any personally, but a number of folks wwith my agency do escorts for celebrities during the Kentucky Derby. One of my coworkers says Tom Brady is a good guy - apparently Brady asks for the same crew every year he comes down. I heard Laura Prepon (Donna, That 70's Show) was also real nice. Jon Lovitz was also a good guy, from what I was told.

I went to school with two famous people...David Akers and Brian Littrell.

federali
12-02-2011, 08:18
I've given private firearms lessons to celeb and he was a decent guy. I've also been on protection details for foreign dignitaries and I felt like the hired help.
Incidentally, it is considered rude and disrespectful to call an actor by any of his character names. My son is personally acquainted with James Gandolfini and that's the name he goes by, not Tony Soprano.

DoogieHowser
12-02-2011, 08:20
Forgot about Estrada and Shaq they both own houses in my area and got on as reserve deputies with the county. Shaq was asked to not come back after he wrote a rap song that was derogatory to police.

In the first year that I was there (5+ years ago) I had been on vacation and went in to grab my check when Estrada showed up. Super nice guy was like talking to a regular person.

Here's a pic for everyone to have a good laugh at, I won't show the 'after' picture of how I look after working at my PD for so long. I'm a good 40lbs 'thicker' now, and I don't look like I'm 12 anymore :supergrin:

http://www.coltfreeman.net/images/estrada.jpg

Kadetklapp
12-02-2011, 09:51
Forgot about Estrada and Shaq they both own houses in my area and got on as reserve deputies with the county. Shaq was asked to not come back after he wrote a rap song that was derogatory to police.

In the first year that I was there (5+ years ago) I had been on vacation and went in to grab my check when Estrada showed up. Super nice guy was like talking to a regular person.

Here's a pic for everyone to have a good laugh at, I won't show the 'after' picture of how I look after working at my PD for so long. I'm a good 40lbs 'thicker' now, and I don't look like I'm 12 anymore :supergrin:

http://www.coltfreeman.net/images/estrada.jpg

Awesome :cool:

The Muncie PD guys had a good time with Estrada when they filmed armed and famous a few years ago.

GunFighter45ACP
12-02-2011, 10:07
I travel alot & have run into quite a few. The 2 most memorable that I've had to interact with were: Al Sharpton & Sofia Vergara. I'll skip commenting on Sharpton & get right to the point. She is BEAUTIFUL & she smelled great! I don't remember a word we said because I couldn't stop looking at her.

ancient_serpent
12-02-2011, 10:14
I drove for BG (then Col.) H.R. McMaster once. I don't think anyone else around recognized who he was and he didn't say anything. Very nice gentleman, once we'd stopped at his destination, I got his bag out of the back of the vehicle for him and said that I knew who he was and was honored to meet him (or something to that effect). He said much the same thing in return; very personable and down to earth man.

Glock411
12-02-2011, 10:17
I don't always drink beer...but when I do, I make Chuck Norris serve it to me while he wears a dress:



That is Funny

Hack
12-02-2011, 10:35
How about infamous?

http://gangstersinc.ning.com/profiles/blogs/philadelphia-boss-john-stanfa

DaBigBR
12-02-2011, 11:10
Maybe SAR will be along in a bit and piss on everybody else's parade...

;)

PuroMexicano
12-02-2011, 11:31
I travel alot & have run into quite a few. The 2 most memorable that I've had to interact with were: Al Sharpton & Sofia Vergara. I'll skip commenting on Sharpton & get right to the point. She is BEAUTIFUL & she smelled great! I don't remember a word we said because I couldn't stop looking at her.

Now I envy you. A lot. :crying:

AA#5
12-02-2011, 11:32
When I was 16, my mom did advertising, promotion & fund raising. She arranged several benefit concerts & I accompanied her to a TV studio & we took photos with George Burns, Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Debbie Reynolds & the whole cast of "Green Acres." (I was in the orchestra for three of the concerts). I didn't watch "Green Acres" but I recognized Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Everyone was nice except Zsa Zsa - she seemed bored & annoyed.

I was a shy teen, so while the photos with George Burns & Debbie Reynolds were taken, I just stood there & Debbie said to me, "Aw, c'mon," & grabbed my arm & put it around her. :supergrin:

DVeng
12-02-2011, 11:54
Not my story - but this seems like good opportunity to commend Larry the Cable Guy.

I have ties to an agency in Nebraska (not my agency) that asked him if he could make a small donation to assist them in purchasing a video training simulator. He said he would just buy it outright for them on the condition that he could come try it sometime. This agency has dealt with him a few times for various things and everyone I talk to there say he is down to earth and a really good guy. His comedy isn't really my style, but I still try to support his stuff from time to time just because of the way he treats LE in his neck of the woods.

Story here: http://journalstar.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_25aa70ca-2265-11df-96f1-001cc4c03286.html

FiremanMike
12-02-2011, 12:36
I met the entire cast of Extreme Home Makeover when they did a house in my area. Paul spent a lot of time with us, as did John, both were great. The guy who cut his hand open did so on this set, our guys transported him (which was apparently a bit odd, having crew present and all). Ty is a total ******, and is only on set for about 4-5 hours of the entire shoot. Don't let the show fool you, he has almost nothing to do with it.

But, it is very impressive how they start with a house and within 1 week, they demolish it, haul it away, and build/finish an entirely new (and generally massive) house.

FiremanMike
12-02-2011, 12:44
Oh, the super hot chick with the dark hair? Total standoff, didn't even acknowledge anyone.

Kadetklapp
12-02-2011, 14:23
Ty is a total ******, and is only on set for about 4-5 hours of the entire shoot. Don't let the show fool you, he has almost nothing to do with it.



That's interesting. Did not expect that. Everytime he talks I want to punch him in the face anyway...:wavey:

bandmasterjf
12-02-2011, 14:58
I was in Marching band in college and traveled to a lot of bowl games and the NCAA BBall tournaments and met a lot a celebs. One summer in college I worked at Disney and met a few more there.

Ray Stevens-Self absorbed butthole. Maybe he was having a bad day. Seems so nice on tv.

Lee Greenwood-bit of a premadona, but pretty nice otherwise.

JeanClaude VanDam- Pretty down to earth. Nice guy.

Dick Vitale- A lot nicer than I would have thought. Pretty personable.

James Garner-Regular guy

Shaq - Not someone I would want to spend the day with. Or for that matter more than a elevator ride with.

Larry Bird- Really Nice, but he was with Joe Kline and our band director was good friends with Joe.

Berry Switzer- Had Christmas diner with him once when I was in HS. Didn't know who he was until a year or so later. He was pretty nice.

Maynard Ferguson- (Jazz trumpeter) Really nice

Vanna White- Not real talkitive, but very gracious.

Oliver North- Super Nice

Bill Clinton- Very nice guy. Met him twice. Second time was 3 years later and he remembered my name.

Hillary- Not so much

Mike Huckaby-Very nice guy. Very down to Earth.

Phil Driscol- Jazz trumpeter. A bit full of himself, but nice otherwise.

Mark Lowery - From the Gaither Brothers. Super nice guy. If you've seen him on stage, that's the real thing.

Tom Selic- We lived in the same housing development as him when I was a kid, way before Magnum PI. He was a good neighbor and pretty nice guy.

bandmasterjf
12-02-2011, 15:01
That's interesting. Did not expect that. Everytime he talks I want to punch him in the face anyway...:wavey:

I've never met him, but I've been within 20 miles of two of their builds and have heard the same thing from pretty much everyone that has met him.

Morris
12-02-2011, 15:43
Hmm . . .

Lou Pinella (very drunk, after another losing Mariner's game), Lenny Wilkins (very nice guy), Michael Crichton (jerky), Ralph Nader (looney), Jesse Ventura (when he was a gov, very cool - still have a signed book), Hillary Clinton (reserved, tired), Jamie Lee Curtis (meh, could tell she didn't want to be around), Suze Orman (very polite, her partner was very friendly) . . . arrested Olden Polynice for driving on a suspended license as he drove away from a court matter on his driving on a suspended license . . . Dave Barry (funny guy, friendly despite being obviously tired), both Bill and Melinda Gates (getting married was the best thing for him - she got him normal enough) . . . the ones that come to mind so far.

Oh yes, for you longtime Seattle types, I can count on Chris Wedes (J.P.!) being a known acquaintence. He wears my department patch on his last jacket due to a funny story involving his wife. A true gentleman and funny sans makeup. Chris is the best "famous person" I have ever met.

Kahr_Glockman
12-02-2011, 16:22
Gov. Rick Perry, nice and down to earth. I am disappointed that the presidential race is turning out how it is.

ateamer
12-02-2011, 16:44
Clint Eastwood, while volunteering as security at a film festival. He didn't seem like he wanted to be there, but was roped into it because he lives there (Carmel) and J. Edgar was being shown to the people who paid for the highest-priced admission to the festival (and to the volunteer security guys). He looks fantastic for being 81 years old, and his wife is hawt (and half his age).

Matthew Modine was also there showing a short film that he made and signing autographs. Just a regular guy, would never know who he was or what he had done if you didn't recognize him. He stood in line with everyone else to go into the theater for J. Edgar.

Oh, and there were some seriously big-money people there and they all were very down-to-earth, didn't act like they thought they were big or anything.

And J. Edgar wasn't very good. Don't waste your money.

lawandorder
12-02-2011, 17:57
lands one summer. Lots of " Celebrities " on both, at least in their own minds.

Banderas who was in one did not make my list of people I ever want to be around. Most of the rest didn't much care for any of us. on the other Thornton, home state guy, was pretty nice.

Biggest disappointment ,Andy Griffin was in this one and they told us not to even speak to him. He sure had a mean, grouchy, look on his face when he walked by everyday. I was broken hearted, the "Ange", not nice, not real, OMG, Say it is not so.

Both films were bad flops, "The White River Kid" & "Daddy & Them".

Morris
12-02-2011, 19:08
Clint Eastwood, while volunteering as security at a film festival. He didn't seem like he wanted to be there, but was roped into it because he lives there (Carmel) and J. Edgar was being shown to the people who paid for the highest-priced admission to the festival (and to the volunteer security guys). He looks fantastic for being 81 years old, and his wife is hawt (and half his age).

Speaking of which . . .

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/world/clint-eastwood-accepts-invitation-to-become-honorary-chairman-of-law-enforcement-museum/story-e6frev00-1226099288473

bluejackets92fs
12-02-2011, 19:30
20 feet from Bill Clinton as a kid, he gave me and my brother a nod from the limo.

Dave Chapelle- He lives in this area and I ran int him at a Best Buy. Funny dude for sure. If anyone has seen the movie (Blue Streak) I had to have him say "myles" the way he does in the movie, he actually did it.

Met a few bands. Chevelle- Met them 3 or 4 times. Once they actually invited us on their tour bus before a show and gave us back stage passes. Metallica- kinda jerks but they also were going off stage. Drank with the drummer and both guitarist of Finger Eleven after a concert. Lil Wayne came into my work once. Went to high school with Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph. He was cool in high school but wouldn't say we were friends. Graduating class of over 500. Best friend growing up is real close friends with Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek. His brother is a good guy and I've heard Brent is the same way. Ony met him once but that was when I was in 8th grade and he was in College.

SpoiledBySig
12-02-2011, 19:53
In 1999, I was assigned a special detail to stay with Jerry Seinfeld. I never watched his show, but he seemed like a very nice person. All he asked me to do was to keep the News media away from him (which I gladly did).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/evilon/Dad/Seinfeld99.jpg

I also had a detail, working with Secret Service, to stay with and watch Hillary Clinton in like August, 2008 (I think she had just conceded her Democratic nomination to Barack Obama and so she was giving a pep talk speech on Obama's behalf).

In early 2010 I got a detail with the Dali Lama (I forgot to ask him for for eternal consciousness like caddy Shack Carl did).

series1811
12-02-2011, 19:54
I met Hector "Macho" Camacho once. He was pretty nice, especially considering we were arresting him when it happened. :supergrin:

Oh, and I met Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair, at an airport, traveling together. Despite being mortal enemies in the ring at times, they actually looked like they were pretty good friends. :)

And, I used to have a really funny picture of Richard Belzer from Homicide Life on the Streets. One of our groups was doing a deal at the train station and Belzer came out and got in the cab line. One of the guys told the agents in the surveillance van to take his picture when he talked to him. He asked Belzer if he could take a picture with him and Belzure said, sure. The picture is hilarious because the agent is looking at the surveillance van camera (with a telephoto lens) and Belzer is looking at him like, 'this nut thinks there is a camera taking our picture'.

SpoiledBySig
12-02-2011, 20:02
I met Hector "Macho" Camacho once. He was pretty nice, especially considering we were arresting him when it happened. :supergrin:

Oh, and I met Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair, at an airport, traveling together. Despite being mortal enemies in the ring at times, they actually looked like they were pretty good friends. :)


You're not going to us that wrestling is fake, are you? :supergrin::exercise::rofl:

wrenrj1
12-02-2011, 20:03
Spent the day as an escort with Hank Aaron and dinner afterwards back in the early 90's when he came for a benefit/baseball camp for Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Stand up guy.

acpd541
12-02-2011, 20:14
Bernard Pollard was a student at the high school where I worked security. Real nice kid. Hasn't forgotten his roots and would stop in at the high school whenever he was in town to visit with the office staff and talk to students.

SAR
12-02-2011, 20:25
Yes, every single day. Yesterday had lunch with Erik Estrada and Marlee Matlin. In Hollywood, dealing with celebrities is the routine. Everyone from Paris Hilton to Brad Pitt has passed through a time or two...

LAWDOGKMS
12-02-2011, 21:43
Great thread...brings back some memories...and i have a few to share....

For the record, I am not awestruck by tv or movie celebs, and have never asked for a photograph/autograph or anything like that, but it is cool to see what one is like in person after seeing them on the screen for years. I've always believed that they "pretend" to be someone or do something for the camera that real heroes do everyday..and certainly don't merit any special treatment..

Some however, some political leaders for example, i am in awe of their responsibility and have immense respect for.

I had a few small bits in the movie "Tigerland"...and spent quite a bit of time with Colin Farrell and Afemo Omilani (the DI from Forrest Gump).. We always ate the Kraft Services lunch, catered in a tent together..and Afemo was the more sociable fellow who ate lunch with the nobody's and had good stories about Tom Hanks and the Gump movie (probably my favorite ever), which he liked to tell during lunch.

Saw Tommy Lee Jones when he often frequented my favorite West Texas restaurant. Not a nice guy... I didn't approach him, but saw him blow off those who did approach him for an autograph..simply waved his hand and refused to speak to them. A first class jerk.. I did traipse all over and arrest a ranchhand off of his West Texas ranch however..

Was invited to a bbq by a game warden friend of mine, mainly because Tom Sellek, a regular hunter on that west texas ranch would be there that night. Got to sit around the pit, have a beer and talk guns with Selleck...nice guy..real regular, low key fellow.

Bumped into Bruce Willis at the Four Seasons in Austin one year, when he came to the bar where i was talking to the bartender and asked for a bag of ice for his shoulder (old injury he said, aggravated by ad hoc stuntwork on a movie set he was on in Austin).. Then, same night ran into Jessica Alba when she came to the lobby as i was checking my email on the laptop they provided for guests and she asked me to call her a cab. I was working on a detail, wearing a suit and she mistook me for hotel staff. I nicely pointed the pretty young girl in the direction of the valet stand outide. Honestly, i had no clue who she was, and jokingly commented to the lead valet a few mins later what had happened and he told me who she was. At the time, i think she was only famous for a tv series and i had to google her to find that out.. The valet also said her nd willis were both filming a movie set in the 30's or something...i can't remember the name right now..Edit"remembered...Sin City..and never watched it..

As a local cop, involved in a presidential protection detail for the president in 1998/1999...saw but did not meet him...just another cog in the wheel..

As a sailor got to shake hands with GB senior in the early 90's, along with a bunch of others in the ceremony..

I got to meet GB Jr and he signed his book for me last year..the book became my dad's birthday gift...possibly his favorite gift ever... (i guess that's sort of an autograph, which i earlier claimed to have never gotten..)

Out of all on the list, meeting GB sr and jr, who i both have immense respect for was by far my "highlights"...

Agent6-3/8
12-02-2011, 23:00
Not much to speak of here. Met Bob Denver (Gilligan) as a kid, very friendly guy.

On duty, I met Hershel "Woody" Williams a couple of years ago. Perhaps not what most would call a celebrity or famous, but Woody earned the Medal of Honor on Iwo Jima. Good enough for me. I was quite honored to be able to render a salute and shake his hand. :patriot:

LAWDOGKMS
12-03-2011, 09:07
Great stories here..

GioaJack
12-03-2011, 11:44
Spent 3 1/2 years flying on Air Force One and Two as a guard for Nixon and Agnew... great souvenir stealing opportunities and you never had to buy your own cigarettes.

Actually had to look somewhat military though... if I wanted to do that I would have joined the Marines, not the Air Force. Bummer.


Jack

rhikdavis
12-03-2011, 12:07
Not my story...but read it on here in a similar thread some time ago...

The guy was taking a whiz in a NYC restaurant bathroom when 2 huge fellows walked in and the only thing one said was "Get out." I can't remember if he was able to finish his business, but he stumbled out and saw John Gotti, Sr. going in.

msu_grad_121
12-03-2011, 12:12
A buddy of mine arrested Eminem. Still chuckle about that one! :rofl:

AA#5
12-03-2011, 12:14
Years ago we were having a family brunch at a fancy hotel in Dana Point, CA. My neice & nephew were 5 & 7. They loved Mr. "T" They got excited when they saw the valet parking a Red Rolls Royce that had a license plate: "BA." Mr. T was sitting on the patio of the restaurant. My neice & nephew saw him & ran outside. He was nice; he chatted with all of us for 15 minutes.

I was having dinner in a restaurant with my GF & David Soul walked in (dressed exactly as he was in "Starsky & Hutch"). My GF liked him & even though I said he probably didn't want to be bothered, she walked to his table & he autographed a napkin & wrote: "To Andrea, much joy."

I saw Joe Don Baker at a mall just standing on the 2nd floor looking over the railing. I was going to say "Hi," but he looked mean, so I just smiled.

I chatted with Jay Leno at a newstand in Van Nuys, CA. He pulled up in some sort of race car that was obviously not street legal. I asked him where the CD player was & if it had air conditioning. He spent at least 20 minutes answering people's questions about the car, then he took off burnin' rubber.

I was sitting in my car in a parking lot of a health food store on my lunch break when I heard girls giggling. There was an Audi parked next to me & two girls were chatting & giggling at someone in the driver's seat. When they left, I saw that it was Dennis Weaver. I joked about women not letting him eat his lunch & how I don't have that problem. He thought that was funny.

Back in '86 while in retail firearms, Dr. Thomas Nogouchi walked in. He wanted a 9mm that was simple to strip & clean. I recommended a Glock 17. He explained why he needed the gun; he was conducting experiments on bullet trajectories in bodies of cadavers (propping up bodies & shooting them at various angles). He bought it after I showed him how easy stripping & reassembly were. When he came back to pick it up, he autographed copies of his books I had read - "Coroner" and "Coroner at Large."

Mrs. Cochese
12-03-2011, 15:24
I met Coolio while on duty....I was surprised how short he was. He was actually very nice and very respectful!

I also met Korn....they were also nice and actually chatted with me a bit.

x_out86
12-03-2011, 18:05
Only "celeb" that I have ever met at work...

Green Bay Packer John Kuhn. Pulled him over for speeding. Wrote him a written warning just to prove it to people, or else I knew they would try and call shenanigans.

Nice enough guy, wanted to ask him for his autograph, but thought better of it. Or at least wanted to yell, KUUUUUUHHHHHNNN!

indigent
12-03-2011, 18:44
Just one.

You older guys may know her. She sang that song "I never promised you a rose garden".

We booked her one night for DWI. She wasn't so pleasant.

packsaddle
12-03-2011, 19:14
We have to deal with Shelley Duvall occasionally.

She ain't all there.

wrenrj1
12-03-2011, 19:24
Spent the day as an escort with Hank Aaron and dinner afterwards back in the early 90's when he came for a benefit/baseball camp for Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Stand up guy.

Just found a pic, I was adjusting Hank's wireless microphone:
http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb87/wrenrj1/MeandHankAaron.jpg

wrenrj1
12-03-2011, 19:28
Not my story - but this seems like good opportunity to commend Larry the Cable Guy.

I have ties to an agency in Nebraska (not my agency) that asked him if he could make a small donation to assist them in purchasing a video training simulator. He said he would just buy it outright for them on the condition that he could come try it sometime. This agency has dealt with him a few times for various things and everyone I talk to there say he is down to earth and a really good guy. His comedy isn't really my style, but I still try to support his stuff from time to time just because of the way he treats LE in his neck of the woods.

Story here: http://journalstar.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_25aa70ca-2265-11df-96f1-001cc4c03286.html

I live in Nebraska, and Larry has made SIZABLE donations to some good organizations here in the state. He's a stand up guy, well off the stage as well. Further, he's a TOTAL Husker fan!

ETA: A great supporter of our Military!

jtull7
12-03-2011, 19:49
I have either met or been friends with:


Lyndon B. Johnson - President
Ted Turner - Billionaire
Jane Fonda - Actor
Ali McGraw- Actor
Willie Nelson - Musician
Leonard Cohen- Musician
Ernie Blake – Pioneer Skier
Dadou Mayer – Pioneer Skier
Tom Jones - Musician
Rokky Erikson - Musician
Arthur Liman, JD - Lawyer
Morris Abrams, JD – Lawyer
Doug Preston – Artist
Chris Griscom - New Age Teacher
Kit Carson - Jeweler
Alan Oken – Astrologer
Lisa Law – Photographer
Paul Milosovich - Painter
Walter Cronkite – Journalist
Bert Hooten – Baseball Player
Tony Hillerman – Author
Don Meredith – TV Personality
Donnie Anderson – Football Player
Tobin Armstrong – Armstrong Ranch
Catherine Crier, JD – TV Personality
David Carson - New Age Teacher
Phillip Pearlstein - Painter
Andres Segovia - Musician
Prince Feisel of Saudia Arabia - Royalty
Henry Steele Commager, Ph.D. - Historian
Tom C. Clark, JD – Justice of the US Supreme Court
G. William Miller - Secretary of the US Treasury
Martin Fishbein, Ph.D. - Psychologist
Elliott Aronson, Ph.D. - Psychologist
Madelyn Murray O’Hair – Atheist
John Silber, Ph.D. - Educator
Ed Asner - Actor
Joe Jamail, JD - Lawyer
Tio Kleberg – King Ranch
Douglas Kent Hall - Photographer
Martin Schreiber - Photographer
Arthur Feidler - Conductor
Margo St. James - Prostitute
Horton Foote – Screenplay Writer
Jack Valenti – MPAA
Denton Cooley, M.D. – Heart Surgeon
Mario Andretti – Auto Racer
Andre the Giant - Wrestler
Dory Funk, Jr. - Wrestler
Wendy Wasserstein - Writer
Kenneth Threadgill - Musician
Sir Richard Branson - Billionaire
N. Scott Momaday - Writer
Molly Ivins - Writer
Farrah Fawcett - Actor
Lois Chiles - Actor
Al Unser – Auto Racer
Al Unser, Jr. – Auto Racer
Bobby Unser – Auto Racer
Willie Nelson - Musician
Joe Ely - Musician
Jo Harvey Allen - Musician
Terry Allen - Musician
Glenna Goodacre - Sculptor
Butch Hancock - Musician
Bob Livingston - Musician
Roy Spence - Businessman
Stanley Marsh 3 - Businessman
Amarillo “Slim” Preston - Gambler
Boone Pickens - Billionaire
Charles Dilbeck - Architect
Mary Faulk Koock - Chef
Guich Koock - Actor
Hondo Crouch - Raconteur
Jerry Jeff Walker - Musician
Jay Taylor – Oil Man
Jules Kroll, JD - Wall Street Detective
Ninia Richie Bivins – JA Ranch
Bobby Layne – Football Player
Lynn Stegner - Writer
Wallace Stegner, Jr. - Writer
Sally Denton - Writer
Roger Morris, Ph.D. – Writer
Cullen Davis – Millionaire
William Sanders - Billionaire
Michael Sillain, M.D. – Vascular Surgeon
Vartan Gregorian, Ph.D. – Educator
Ford Ruthling – Painter
Racehorse Haynes, JD – Lawyer
Edwin Tobolowsky, JD – Lawyer
Darrel Royal – UT Football Coach
Fred Akers – UT Football Coach
Larry R. Faulkner, Ph.D. – UT President
T.L. Roach – TO Ranch
Jimmie Whittenburg – Turkey Track Ranch
Caroline Rose Hunt – Billionaire
Tom Kite – Golfer
Ben Crenshaw – Golfer
Kenneth M. Jastrow II – Businessman
Walter Nelson – Photographer
Paloma Picasso – Designer
Tom Joyce – Blacksmith
Tuffy Thompson – Calf-roper
Busty Underwood - NFL
Greg Lott - NFL
Diron Talbert – NFL

SFF900
12-03-2011, 20:13
Well since no one could possibly top this guy ^^^ I just wanted to add JEALOUS @ the guy who met Jessica Alba. :banana:

JBaird22
12-03-2011, 20:52
I did not meet him, but my wife drove Lt. Col Dave Grossman from the St. Louis airport to a speaking engagement her school district was hosting. Lt. Col Grossman told her to take whatever she wanted to for me after he learned of my profession and he signed them. Granted, I am pretty sure he would sign them for anyone. She said he was very nice and they had a nice 2 hour conversation on the drive.

lawman800
12-03-2011, 21:03
Don't run into too many celebs on duty except for those where we got to be on the perimeter or plainclothes mixing in the crowd while they hobnob in their functions.

But the ones I've seen or talked to just by living in LA...

Keifer Sutherland - pretty friendly guy, shorter than I thought, maybe 5-07ish?

Sir Mix-A-Lot - He's exactly like how you see him on the videos in real life

Byron Scott - (LA Lakers 90's) not as big as I expected him to be

Kurt Russell - cold and distant, refused my friend's autograph request

Lynn Thompson - President of Cold Steel knives, funny friendly regular dude

Jay Leno - can't ask for anyone cooler, saw him while riding motorcycles in Malibu

Sam Elliot - way smaller and shorter than I thought, cool guy, exactly the same attitude and look as his movies, was waiting in line for a sandwich and there was a shorter dude in a raggedy tee shirt covered in paint splatters and ripped jeans like he was a home contractor, he turns around and I recognized him, he saw, gave me a smile and a nod and ordered his cold cut sandwich

Pamela Anderson - very disappointing, no makeup, looked pretty torn up, couldn't barely recognize her but the beyond drop dead gorgeous 6-02 brunette next to her pretty much could make anyone invisible

Kid Rock - with his new girlfriend driving a Cadillac XLR, dresses just like his videos with all the capes and fur and hat

Craig T. Nelson - getting gas in his Porsche 911, I geeked out and said, "Hey Coach!" and he gave me a smile like, "Hey, thanks, like I don't hear that a million times a day."

Kelsey Grammar - eating dinner with his gorgeous wife at a local casual spot, nobody recognized him really, and he saw us looking and gave us a typical Frasier smile

Patricia Arquette - shopping with her kid

Sydney Poitier - dining at Wolfgang Puck's Cut next to our table

Mel Gibson & M. Night Shaymalamaydingdong - also dining together at Wolfgang Puck's Cut at their own table (possibly on a new movie?)

Arnold Schwarzenegger - shorter than I thought (5-08?), surrounded by CHP security but he was riding his Harley with his friends while escorted by 3 Tahoes and other vehicles. He walked out of The Rock Store while I was near the front and I was wondering why all the blacked out government vehicles were doing there with the guys in suits and dark sunglasses... then the door opens and out walks "The Governator" in his trademark black leather jacket and scowl. I was a few feet from the door when he came out and I just raised my hand and said, "Honor to meet you sir" and he smiled and lifted his finger to point at me and said in his Austrian accent, "How yuuuu dew-inggggg?"

Sean Connery - at the airport with his family, real tall and had this aura of awesomeness around him, I froze at the sight of him and couldn't even move or say a word... I'm such a geek

Daryl Gates - I've told this story many times on this forum but he is just an awesome human being, took the time while on his personal nightly jog to walk across the restaurant to acknowledge a rookie like me and thank me for being out there protecting and serving and when I geeked out, just laughed and told my FTO to take good care of me

JohnnyReb
12-03-2011, 23:33
Just local celebrities here

drizzle
12-03-2011, 23:45
Oh, and I met Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair, at an airport, traveling together. Despite being mortal enemies in the ring at times, they actually looked like they were pretty good friends.

I saw Hulk and Mean Gene (wearing an awful toupee) eating dinner at LAX together on my way to Australia. They wandered back and forth before ordering From the Pizza Kitchen, and then finally decided where to sit together, like an old married couple. Guess they've known each other for a while.

SgtScott31
12-04-2011, 00:24
I'm in music city, so the bulk I have met have been country folks. I'm not a big country buff so I don't get as star struck as much. I work with airport PD so we do a lot of security details as well. Pay is good so that's one of the perks of the job. Here's a list of a few I've ran across.

Billy Bob Thorton - awesome guy, laid back, talked to everybody
Bill Murray
Taylor Swift
Justin Beiber
Gwen Stefani
Samari Rolle (former Titan- pulled him over for speeding)
Keith Bulluck (former Titan - pulled him over too)
Al Gore (escorted on a few occasions)
Miley Cyrus (really cool - signed autograph for my step-daughter)
Ashley Judd
Reba McEntire
Craig Morgan (actually used to work loss prevention with him - great guy)
Carrie Underwood (she's very petite, but yes...smokin hot)
Jessica Simpson (also smokin hot)
Sam Waterston - Jack McCoy from "Law and Order"
Donald Rumsfeld (couple of weeks ago)
Reese Witherspoon
Nicole Kidman/Keith Urban
Little Richard
Most of the WWE guys (except for Dewayne Johnson aka "The Rock" which is who I wanted to meet).


I'm hoping that Halle Berry or Angelina Jolie will drop in eventually...

ateamer
12-04-2011, 01:40
Most of the WWE guys (except for Dewayne Johnson aka "The Rock" which is who I wanted to meet).

If I ever have the good luck to meet Dwayne Johnson, I hope that he asks my name, and then when I start to introduce myself, he yells "It doesn't matter who you are!" That would be awesome.

HandyMan Hugh
12-04-2011, 05:07
Had the pleasure of meeting Bronson Pinchot (Belke) at his home. He has a nice old house in a small town in North East Pennsylvania. He had a crew working on repairing the stone wall in front of his house. I was doing some repair work at a house across the road from Pinchot's place. I stopped to talk with a couple of the guys that were working on the wall, when Mr. Pinchot came out of the house and asked if we wanted some coffee.

The guys that were working on the wall told him how they wanted their coffee, and he turned to me and asked me. I told him thanks, but I'm not part of your crew, I'm doing some work for one of your neighbors. He said "That's OK what would you like in your coffee?" THAT was really nice of him.

Mr. Pinchot has done some good things for the town as well. The volunteer fire company had their headquarters near the back corner of his property, and sometimes they would have late night callouts. That would wake up everyone for blocks around. So Mr. Pinchot made them a great deal. He bought several acres of property near the upper end of town and offered to trade properties with them, and to build them a new fire hall. IIRC he later bought them a new pumper.

I was, and still am impressed.

Patchman
12-04-2011, 05:32
I met this English actor once. He was very nice and chatted with my partner and I for about 10 minutes. I can see his face, but can't remember his name at the moment. He was very tall and very well known... very famous.

Oh, yeah. I also met a rap star. Didn't know it at the time until somebody told me he was a famous rapper.

Dexters
12-04-2011, 06:57
Saw Tommy Lee Jones when he often frequented my favorite West Texas restaurant. Not a nice guy... I didn't approach him, but saw him blow off those who did approach him for an autograph..simply waved his hand and refused to speak to them. A first class jerk..



I don't understand people asking for autographs. What do you do with them? Say to people "Look, I saw TLJ; here is his autograph."

I'm guessing clebs do it because if they don't; they risk being called a jerk.

Micky Mantle didn't give out autographs - he gave out something like business cards.

msu_grad_121
12-04-2011, 07:22
Oh, I forgot, I also met Justin Timberlake (not a bad guy, a bit of a germophobe, but his security almost got locked up - bunch of d-bags) and Cameron Diaz when they were dating. She was kind of stand-offish, and not NEARLY as hot as she looked in the movies. Also all of Destiny's Child. Honestly, I wouldn't have given any of them a second look, but that's just me. A few guys I worked with met the Dutchess Fergie (royal family, not Black Eyed Peas) and said she was extremely gracious and that the DSS guys or whoever were a bit dickish on the whole. Glad I didn't get into that one.

CGMK
12-04-2011, 07:29
My USCG unit did all of the coast guard filming for I am Legend with Will Smith, you know the 19 seconds under the BKLYN bridge? We got rained out for a couple of hours and spent some time hanging out, waiting for the weather to clear in a surplus tent. Super cool dude. Five months later, Will walked past a table that a group of us were at in a eatery in Philly. Will immediately recognized us and spent a few minutes talking before going to his reserved table. When we left, the $300+ food and booze tab was "already paid for". I owe Will a few saki-bombs.

Geraldo Rivera - nice guy

Wolf Blitzer - nice guy

Bill O'Riley - really personable and talkative

Ghostface Killa [WU-TANG] - saw him at a mall in Staten Island, pretty nice

Robin Williams - *******, total d-bag

GlockinNJ
12-04-2011, 08:48
I was flying (coach) from Newark to Vegas for business several years ago and the last one to board the plane was this young loud black guy, accompanied by a handler and some chick. The 3 of them sat across from me in coach, complaining about some mix-up that they should have been in first class. The loud one had a gallon of juice with him and a huge bag of potato chips that he consumed during the flight. Some of the flight crew fawned over him and asked for autographs, which he gave.

I didn't know it at first, but learned that it was the rapper DMC. He was heading to Vegas for a music awards show. He came off like a spoiled jerk, but he was actually nice to the fans.

lawman800
12-04-2011, 12:34
The guys that were working on the wall told him how they wanted their coffee, and he turned to me and asked me. I told him thanks, but I'm not part of your crew, I'm doing some work for one of your neighbors. He said "That's OK what would you like in your coffee?" THAT was really nice of him.

Should have asked him for an espresso with a twist. (Serge in Beverly Hills Cop)

Oh...

D.L. Hughley - waiting in line behind me at the TSA checkpoint at LAX

Nicky Hayden - (2006 MotoGP champion) saw him 2x at different events and he was a down to earth dude, chatted for a bit, signed my Nicky Hayden race gloves, posed for tons of pictures with me

Michelle Yeoh - buying Chinese take-out with her kids

Megan Fox and her boyfriend guy from 90210 - waiting in line to take pictures with Santa at the Grove in West LA, had their handlers and mall security block off the line so they can cut in front of the hundreds of families to get their pictures taken with Santa

Jim Belushi - almost hit my car when he made a left in front of me into the same parking lot, waved and apologized for it

I went to school with that kid, Short Round, from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. He was a tiny little guy and never grew much bigger during the time he was there. The girls fawned over him anyway, but the guys were always picking on him and bullying him. I never talked to him much.

Goldendog Redux
12-04-2011, 15:02
When I was a ski patroller I brought at little girl with a knee injury down the hill. While doing the paperwork I asked if her mom was with her. She told me no, her aunt was. I learned later that it was Nicole Brown Simpson's kid. Oops. That felt a little awkward after the fact.

MF

wrenrj1
12-04-2011, 18:42
I have either met or been friends with:


Lyndon B. Johnson - President
Ted Turner - Billionaire
Jane Fonda - Actor
Ali McGraw- Actor
Willie Nelson - Musician
Leonard Cohen- Musician
Ernie Blake – Pioneer Skier
Dadou Mayer – Pioneer Skier
Tom Jones - Musician
Rokky Erikson - Musician
Arthur Liman, JD - Lawyer
Morris Abrams, JD – Lawyer
Doug Preston – Artist
Chris Griscom - New Age Teacher
Kit Carson - Jeweler
Alan Oken – Astrologer
Lisa Law – Photographer
Paul Milosovich - Painter
Walter Cronkite – Journalist
Bert Hooten – Baseball Player
Tony Hillerman – Author
Don Meredith – TV Personality
Donnie Anderson – Football Player
Tobin Armstrong – Armstrong Ranch
Catherine Crier, JD – TV Personality
David Carson - New Age Teacher
Phillip Pearlstein - Painter
Andres Segovia - Musician
Prince Feisel of Saudia Arabia - Royalty
Henry Steele Commager, Ph.D. - Historian
Tom C. Clark, JD – Justice of the US Supreme Court
G. William Miller - Secretary of the US Treasury
Martin Fishbein, Ph.D. - Psychologist
Elliott Aronson, Ph.D. - Psychologist
Madelyn Murray O’Hair – Atheist
John Silber, Ph.D. - Educator
Ed Asner - Actor
Joe Jamail, JD - Lawyer
Tio Kleberg – King Ranch
Douglas Kent Hall - Photographer
Martin Schreiber - Photographer
Arthur Feidler - Conductor
Margo St. James - Prostitute
Horton Foote – Screenplay Writer
Jack Valenti – MPAA
Denton Cooley, M.D. – Heart Surgeon
Mario Andretti – Auto Racer
Andre the Giant - Wrestler
Dory Funk, Jr. - Wrestler
Wendy Wasserstein - Writer
Kenneth Threadgill - Musician
Sir Richard Branson - Billionaire
N. Scott Momaday - Writer
Molly Ivins - Writer
Farrah Fawcett - Actor
Lois Chiles - Actor
Al Unser – Auto Racer
Al Unser, Jr. – Auto Racer
Bobby Unser – Auto Racer
Willie Nelson - Musician
Joe Ely - Musician
Jo Harvey Allen - Musician
Terry Allen - Musician
Glenna Goodacre - Sculptor
Butch Hancock - Musician
Bob Livingston - Musician
Roy Spence - Businessman
Stanley Marsh 3 - Businessman
Amarillo “Slim” Preston - Gambler
Boone Pickens - Billionaire
Charles Dilbeck - Architect
Mary Faulk Koock - Chef
Guich Koock - Actor
Hondo Crouch - Raconteur
Jerry Jeff Walker - Musician
Jay Taylor – Oil Man
Jules Kroll, JD - Wall Street Detective
Ninia Richie Bivins – JA Ranch
Bobby Layne – Football Player
Lynn Stegner - Writer
Wallace Stegner, Jr. - Writer
Sally Denton - Writer
Roger Morris, Ph.D. – Writer
Cullen Davis – Millionaire
William Sanders - Billionaire
Michael Sillain, M.D. – Vascular Surgeon
Vartan Gregorian, Ph.D. – Educator
Ford Ruthling – Painter
Racehorse Haynes, JD – Lawyer
Edwin Tobolowsky, JD – Lawyer
Darrel Royal – UT Football Coach
Fred Akers – UT Football Coach
Larry R. Faulkner, Ph.D. – UT President
T.L. Roach – TO Ranch
Jimmie Whittenburg – Turkey Track Ranch
Caroline Rose Hunt – Billionaire
Tom Kite – Golfer
Ben Crenshaw – Golfer
Kenneth M. Jastrow II – Businessman
Walter Nelson – Photographer
Paloma Picasso – Designer
Tom Joyce – Blacksmith
Tuffy Thompson – Calf-roper
Busty Underwood - NFL
Greg Lott - NFL
Diron Talbert – NFL

I see no Dentists on this list...:tongueout:

Line Rider
12-04-2011, 22:03
I met then Governor of Alabama Bob Riley one day while working a wreck that involved one of his protective service detail members. When Riley arrived he personal checked on everyone in the acident and may sure that they received any help they needed. No one was seriously hurt. Riley talked to my partner and me for about 30 minutes.

Bob Riley is a down to earth guy, and loves the police. :cop:

I sat beside Julie Goloski in a Glock Armorers Class in Smyrna Ga one year. I had no idea who she was. She seem very friendly and signed serveral autographs.

steve581581
12-04-2011, 22:34
I met eminem once. Totally down to earth guy. Talking to him was like talking to any average Joe.

Chico Bill
12-04-2011, 23:45
When I worked at a gun store I met Geoffrey Lewis...He actually came in often and is a great guy. I also met Jonathan Davis from Korn...also a nice guy with a very large and mean looking "friend".

CanIhaveGasCash
12-05-2011, 04:47
I run into quite a few in my neck of the woods. The best is when they say "don't you know who I am?" when I have no idea who they are.

Islander-11
12-05-2011, 06:02
I was doing a detail this summer for some film festival. My 13 yr. old daughter asked me to get her a picture of Seth Myers, a guy from Saturday Night Live. I said sure, even though I didn't know who he was at all.

Some folks pointed him out to me as Myers was getting his picture snapped on the red carpet before going inside the theatre. It was at that very moment that I realized that I didn't have my camera (cell phone camera on my work phone sucks). Grrrrr! So, I called my house, got my little girl on the phone and told her to stand by. Seth Myers walked into the theatre and I walked up to him in uniform and gave him the phone, saying, "It's for you." He talked to my daughter for a minute or so, laughing the whole time.

Yeah, I'm not proud when it comes to making my daughter happy!

I also met the guys from that show, "Queer eye for the straight guy" and had them call a friend of mine who's gay, but that's a story for another day...

series1811
12-05-2011, 10:27
Ran into Martin Lawrence at BWI airport once. I had just rented "Bad Boys" and went over and told him I had just watched it a couple of nights ago and it was a good flick. Next thing I know he was telling me all about making it and how much fun it was because of all the action in it.

Unbelievably normal acting guy for a celebrity,who has been in the papers for crazy stuff, a few times. And, like a lot of actors, really short. .:supergrin:

And, ran into the Highlander actor Adrian Paul once at the airport. I said, "Anybody ever tell you you look just like that guy in Highlander? And, he said, "yeah, that's me."

GWSHARK
12-05-2011, 11:11
Forgot about Estrada and Shaq they both own houses in my area and got on as reserve deputies with the county. Shaq was asked to not come back after he wrote a rap song that was derogatory to police.

In the first year that I was there (5+ years ago) I had been on vacation and went in to grab my check when Estrada showed up. Super nice guy was like talking to a regular person.

Here's a pic for everyone to have a good laugh at, I won't show the 'after' picture of how I look after working at my PD for so long. I'm a good 40lbs 'thicker' now, and I don't look like I'm 12 anymore :supergrin:

http://www.coltfreeman.net/images/estrada.jpg

I don't think it was a rap song derogatory towards police... IF I recall correctly it was a "freestyle" after he won another championship with Miami and he took jabs a Kobe. Correct me if I'm wrong.

lawman800
12-05-2011, 11:15
Oh... Being in the land of make believe, I've been asked if I was the brother of an actor on more than one occasion. Then again, a lot of people talk to me like they know me or met me before because I look like an officer they contacted before. One lady in line at a fast food joint insisted she saw me on COPS even though I have never been on that show.

I should go be a Hollywood stunt double or something...

Kadetklapp
12-05-2011, 12:16
Forgot to mention that I met Col. Dave Grossman during one of his seminars two years ago. Very good guy. I spoke with him for a few minutes and we discussed PTSD in police officers. He autographed one of his etchings for me.

ateamer
12-05-2011, 13:13
I run into quite a few in my neck of the woods. The best is when they say "don't you know who I am?" when I have no idea who they are.
Just tell them "no, I only watch first-run movies, not direct-to-video."

msu_grad_121
12-05-2011, 17:41
...I walked up to him in uniform and gave him the phone, saying, "It's for you." He talked to my daughter for a minute or so, laughing the whole time.

Bonus points for the great big brass ones it took to pull THAT move off! :thumbsup:

lloydchristmas
12-06-2011, 09:53
I met then Governor of Alabama Bob Riley one day while working a wreck that involved one of his protective service detail members. When Riley arrived he personal checked on everyone in the acident and may sure that they received any help they needed. No one was seriously hurt. Riley talked to my partner and me for about 30 minutes.

Bob Riley is a down to earth guy, and loves the police. :cop:

I sat beside Julie Goloski in a Glock Armorers Class in Smyrna Ga one year. I had no idea who she was. She seem very friendly and signed serveral autographs.


Nice! I work in a small town where we only have 14 sworn Officers. Neither the Mayor nor the City Administrator (who signs my check) have any idea who I am. Nor have they ever made an attempt to meet anyone from the night shift. Pretty impressive, huh?

rhikdavis
12-06-2011, 21:04
Just tell them "no, I only watch first-run movies, not direct-to-video."

;rimshot:

EMTCOP
12-07-2011, 02:46
Sat by Ric Flair on a flight from Memphis to Atlanta once. He was a total d-bag to the flight attendants. He was also loud and obnoxious the whole flight. I used a lateral vascular neck restraint to calm him down. ( Ok, the last statement wasn't true, but he deserved it. )

Pulled over Vijay Singh...another total d-bag. I had a female trainee with me and she conducted the contact. He doesn't respect women at all. We got his autograph ( with 4 duplicates ) and gave him our's with the $225.50
coupon we gave him for unlawful speed.

Met Chevy Chase at CaddyShacks ( his restaurant ) at World Golf Village. Nice guy, likes law enforcement.

wrenrj1
12-08-2011, 19:46
Nice! I work in a small town where we only have 14 sworn Officers. Neither the Mayor nor the City Administrator (who signs my check) have any idea who I am. Nor have they ever made an attempt to meet anyone from the night shift. Pretty impressive, huh?

I guess that helps you get over that awkward moment in the future when you pull one of them over for (suspected) DWI and they say; "Don't you know who I am?":faint: