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Old 03-28-2008, 03:10 PM   #1
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Default I need someone to contact TN and NC LEO's

Past few years, I been asking LEO's from TN and NC to come out to our event and give a lecture about the danger of US129.

I was wondering if someone could help me and get in touch with TN and NC LEOs??

They could either come out Friday Night or Saturday during lunch time.

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Old 03-28-2008, 03:48 PM   #2
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Past few years, I been asking LEO's from TN and NC to come out to our event and give a lecture about the danger of US129.

I was wondering if someone could help me and get in touch with TN and NC LEOs??

They could either come out Friday Night or Saturday during lunch time.

Thanks!
Let me see what I can do.

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Old 03-28-2008, 03:50 PM   #3
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Its a little bit of a drive for Blount but Hope they will think of this as educational/safety lecture..

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Old 03-28-2008, 09:40 PM   #4
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Hey Phil,
I just got your email today. For some reason it went to my Junk folder. All the other DGRR emails make it. I called the closest police department (Bryson City) and they gave me the number for the NC Highway Patrol, but the secretary had already left for the day. I will try them again on Monday and let you know what they say.
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I just got your email today. For some reason it went to my Junk folder. All the other DGRR emails make it. I called the closest police department (Bryson City) and they gave me the number for the NC Highway Patrol, but the secretary had already left for the day. I will try them again on Monday and let you know what they say.
I guess you got this covered then...
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I just got your email today. For some reason it went to my Junk folder. All the other DGRR emails make it. I called the closest police department (Bryson City) and they gave me the number for the NC Highway Patrol, but the secretary had already left for the day. I will try them again on Monday and let you know what they say.
Thanks Clint!!

Can you also ask if Blount county will come out? they would be the main people who will be giving out tickets
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Old 03-30-2008, 01:45 AM   #7
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Having the LEO there before worked out well but they've always been from the North Carolina side, so here's a interesting thought I had. With all the BS the Tennessee HP was pulling up there last year on the Dragon do we really want to tell them we're coming? Would hate for them to decide to start the season off with us.
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Old 03-30-2008, 11:30 AM   #8
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LAST year we had Blount county come out from TN.

I think they appreciate us getting them involved. All of them have said to me that no one does this at US129 and they said they wished all the groups will do this.

My thing is, we have such a diverse group, I need all to understand the danger and consequences on the dragon.. This is pretty much what I been preaching for last 4 years... Unfortunately I have to do this
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Old 03-30-2008, 11:50 AM   #9
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Well Im from blount county, want me to make a call??? I live right off 129, PM me if need.
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Old 03-30-2008, 12:30 PM   #10
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I agree with the importance of everyone driving safely on the Dragon and the LEO from the North Carolina Highway Patrol and the Sheriffs Dept have done a great job in the past explaining it AND leaving us alone so to speak. But last year the Tennessee HP turned driving the Dragon into a joke for anyone on it after we were up there. It didn't matter what you were driving or how you were driving.

I pulled these off of tailofthedragon.com/

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TAIL OF THE DRAGON EXCLUSIVE – The State of Tennessee is spending more than $200,000 of taxpayer’s money to add overtime patrols at the Dragon this summer. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is receiving a $75,000 grant and the Blount County Sherriff Office is receiving $125,000. These grants will last through the summer and end on September 30, 2008.
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In 2007 Tennessee grants to THP and BCSO for overtime totaled $120,000 and were in force from July 1 to September 30. During this period we witnessed unprofessionalism on the part of both agencies. The outright harassment of law abiding citizens cost Tennessee businesses millions of dollars in lost revenue. THP’s reputation was severely blackened, a major detriment to all enforcement agencies. Tail of the Dragon received some 1,000 complaints from riders and drivers many who promised not to spend a penny in the state.

Hopefully this year Tennessee will provide professional enforcement that will encompass both safety and goodwill toward tourists. Tail of the Dragon will be reporting their attitude on this site.
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Maybe they'll also be more forgiving.
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Old 03-30-2008, 03:14 PM   #12
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I hope so! The NCHP guy that has come out each time is a great guy and very cool about the whole thing. Hopefully the THP won't start their "hunting season" till later in the year.
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The only police I saw last year were the officers that came to the BBQ and gave the safety talk. Then again we left not too long after since the wife had to be at work Sunday morning.
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Holy Jesus there was a lot of TN cops during the summer last year! Good thing we'll be there during the "off" season. Man, you I would think three tops would be enough, but eleven!
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When I was up there in OCT, I saw 0 LEOs or THPs saturday afternoon. Sunday late morning I saw 1-2 of them.

Far as I know they recieved a grant that starts in July. I'm hoping we'll be OK
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