Thoughts Lead To Appreciation
One evening as a 16 year-old teenager, I sought a lift from a police officer whom I met at the entrance to the residential apartments where I lived.
He was there to look for someone else who was unavailable.
The officer agreed to offer me a lift.
There was a caveat as I soon learnt.
The officer informed me I should have to stay in the back seat.
Hey! I jokingly protested.
We both laughed over it.
The very nice policeman explained civilians were not allowed in the front seat of the marked police vehicle.
I certainly was uncomfortable with the idea of sitting at the back.
It would be as if I had been arrested.
I did take the lift during which I conversed with the officer.
I was dropped outside the police station.
I thanked him and proceeded on my way to work, which was a little farther on the same road as the police station.
The question is:
Is it wrong for a police officer to drive children or young persons to the latter’s destination or part of the way?