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Why don't motorcycle cops, local ones as well as CHP's, etc....wear full gear, or even some type of gear. All of the ones that I have ever seen or heard of, wear boots, lid, and maybe a jacket. I may be wrong on this, so if I am, feel free to correct me. All the local bike cops around here, wear boots, and half shell, gloves, and their regular uniform, no jacket unless its raining out. :confused: :ack:

Alittle trivia as well..I've heard that the reason they are called cops, is because their badges used to be made of copper ?? :confused: :lol: Maybe someone could verify the validity of that..
 

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Correct on the Cops AKA Copper.

As for the gear you are exactly right and I have thought about that myself.

I was going to contact ICON or some other manufacture regarding about making a mesh type jacket were paches and the sort could be put on.

I am pretty sure there would be some of my coworkers who would be interested in a product.
 

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Correct on the Cops AKA Copper.

As for the gear you are exactly right and I have thought about that myself.

I was going to contact ICON or some other manufacture regarding about making a mesh type jacket were paches and the sort could be put on.

I am pretty sure there would be some of my coworkers who would be interested in a product.

I was talking with Officer Belli about that very thing.. He said that a big part of it is because of the heat in their vests. All the same, I think a flip up helmet would be perfect for their uses instead of the half helmet. As I see it, the LEO's (even you! :p) are public investments. As part of the public, I would prefer to see my investment better protected.
 

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im with you guys...I can see point about the vests for sure..however a mesh would be breatheable enough, IMO...but im not an officer......still though...their lives are more in jeapordy than the average motorcyclist, IMHO..I mean being a cop makes you a target for idiots, and therefore I'd want all the protection I could get.
 

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Why don't motorcycle cops, local ones as well as CHP's, etc....wear full gear, or even some type of gear. All of the ones that I have ever seen or heard of, wear boots, lid, and maybe a jacket. I may be wrong on this, so if I am, feel free to correct me. All the local bike cops around here, wear boots, and half shell, gloves, and their regular uniform, no jacket unless its raining out. :confused: :ack:

Alittle trivia as well..I've heard that the reason they are called cops, is because their badges used to be made of copper ?? :confused: :lol: Maybe someone could verify the validity of that..
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