Areas that are not marked for parking are not for parking. From the picture I see the Deputy was not in a space marked for parking. Typically handicapped spaces that are van accessable will have a space next to them that is marked this way so the lift can be raised and lowered for a wheelchair. A badge and a gun do not make someone above the law, and I know many find officers and deputies who would go out of their way to not abuse the great power they have. Like all professions you have those few who think they can do what ever they want. I say to them stay right there, and keep thinking that way, and some one will there to get you in a little while.
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