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If you ever testify in court, you might wish you could have been as sharp as this policeman. He was being cross-examined by a defense attorney during a felony trial. The lawyer was trying to undermine the police officer's credibility.

Q:  'Officer, did you see my client fleeing the scene?'

A:  'No sir. But I subsequently observed a person, matching the description of the offender, running several blocks away.'

Q:  'Officer -- who provided this description?'

A:  'The officer who responded to the scene.'

Q:  'A fellow officer provided the description of this so-called offender? Do you trust your fellow officers?'

A:  'Yes, sir, with my life.'

Q:  'With your life? Let me ask you this then officer. Do you have a room where you change your clothes in preparation for your daily duties?'

A:  'Yes sir, we do.'

Q:  'And do you have a locker in the room?'

A:  'Yes, sir, I do.'

Q: 'And do you have a lock on your locker?'

A:  'Yes, sir.'

Q:  'Now, why is it, officer, if you trust your fellow officers with your life, you find it necessary to lock your locker in a room you share with these same officers?'

A:  'You see, sir, we share the building with the court complex, and sometimes lawyers have been known to walk through that room.'

The courtroom EXPLODED with laughter, and a prompt recess was called. The officer on the stand has been nominated for this year's 'Best Comeback' line and we think he'll win.

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