Not so much these days, or so it appears.
Once again, the North Carolina Highway patrol is in the news and not in a good way.
The state Highway Patrol is investigating the actions of a trooper accused of falsely arresting a Raleigh mother in Wilmington, mistreating her and then orchestrating an unjustified traffic stop of her husband.
The money quote?
Gina Tessener said she has always taught her children - now adults - to respect troopers. "Now, if they find themselves in a similar situation with a law enforcement officer, they'll know you can't trust them," she said.
I liked them better when they were peace officers, myself.