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This honest US cop reported his traffic violation and paid the penalty too!

Diligently, without covering up he went forward and informed his boss and was issued a ticket of $160, which he promptly paid.

By: Express Web Desk | Kolkata | Published:October 30, 2016 4:50 pm
traffic rules, traffic signal violation, red light jumping, traffic violation fine, red light jumping penalty, cops pays penalty red light jumping, florida cop red light jumping penalty, odd news, trending news, viral news, latest news The 58-year-old Haines City Police Department veteran gave himself a ticket for jumping a red light at a signal and won hearts on social media. (source: Thinkstock images)

We have been said and taught that everyone is equal before law and if you have violated one you must pay for it. But how many times we have seen this being true? Well, not quite often if someone in the position of power is involved. Thanks to a Florida cop, we can say not all in position misuse their power.

The 58-year-old Haines City Police Department veteran gave himself a ticket for jumping a red light at a signal and won hearts on social media. Officer Tim Glover while reviewing footages of cars violating the signal came across a police patrol car jumping the car and found himself behind the wheels. Like a true officer he did exactly the same as he would have done for other – wrote a ticket to himself.

The incident was reported by the WSTP.com and ever since then people have been lauding the cop. The report added that Glover noticed his own car on the footage but was not aware about the violation when it had occurred in September. “He remembered he was getting lunch and was turning left at an intersection while the light turned from yellow to red,” but up until seeing the video it did not strike him.

“I realised that the vehicle did look familiar, and I was hoping it wasn’t mine, but I walked out and confirmed it was mine out here in the parking lot,” he said to the news channel.

Diligently, without covering up he went forward and informed his boss and was issued a ticket of $160, which he promptly paid.

“I’ve always been taught that if you’ve done something wrong, to take responsibility for what you’ve done and accept your punishment,” Glover said. “In this part, it was paying the fine and getting my letter of reprimand.”

What would you do in a similar situation?