Not all cops are bad. They're like any other profession; you have good, bad, and those who put in just enough effort to get a paycheck.
About twenty years ago, I took a trip to Yellowstone. The trip was great, partially because I took so many back roads. It was just after noon, and I was a little north of Kemmerer, Wyoming when it started to rain, and I mean rain hard. I had my rain gear on so it wasn't a big deal. Because of the foul weather, I was making a point to drive a little slower, and safer than normal. To my surprise a Wyoming state trooper came out of nowhere, and pulled me over in the middle of the storm. The rain was really coming down hard, and I figured whatever I did it must have been really bad for a trooper to pull me over in that kind of rain.
He got out of the car, thoroughly checked my bike and told me to get in his car. I thought o-well, forget the ticket, I'm going straight to jail. At that point with the large drops of sweat rolling of my brow, the rain seemed insignificant.
Once in the car I was relieved to find he just wanted to get out of the rain. He checked me in every computer he had. After coming back clear, he told me why I was stopped. I did not have my headlight on. I DID NOT HAVE MY HEADLIGHT ON? He told me in Wyoming bikers are required to have their headlight on at all times. I'm thinking ok where is the JP Court, and what is the fine.
To my astonishment he gave me a warning. I got out of his car, leaving what seemed like several gallons of transfer water on the seat, and was free to go.
I've thought a lot about that cop. He could have let me go without stopping me. He would have been better off. He certainly would not have gotten soaking wet. He was actually doing me a favor. He was letting me know I did not have my lights on, and although I was trying to ride safe, I could be a little safer.
That's the type of professional I like, someone who's not in it for the paycheck, but civic virtue. My hat's off Wyoming.