Cretin Award Goes To State Trooper That Tickets Woman In Labor

The Boston Globe brings us the recipient of today’s Cretin Award.  “Cretin” is defined as “a stupid, obtuse, or mentally defective person,”  and as as such, forms the basis for the award given to the person, people, or situation that exemplifies those qualities best .

Read on.

Some state troopers might be akin to expediting the transport of a woman in labor.  Lest the woman deliver untimely during that state trooper’s shift on the spot.  One might think. 

A Massachusetts State Trooper would have none of that during his rush hour patrol.  A woman in labor with her husband, were en route to a Boston suburb hospital, caught in rush hour traffic bumper to bumper.  They had been using the breakdown lane with hazard lights on, cautiously maneuvering to bypass the stagnation, having been waved through by two other state troopers already. 

But lo and behold, John and Jennifer Davis were met up by Trooper Michael Galluccio of the Brighton barracks, who decided to enforce the no driving in the breakdown lane law.  This while Jennifer’s contractions were timed at 3 minutes apart!

…he gave them a $100 citation for driving in the breakdown lane, made them wait for their citation while he finished writing someone else’s ticket, and even seemed to ask for proof of pregnancy, Jennifer Davis said.

“He said, ‘What’s under your jacket?’ I said, ‘My belly,’ ” Davis said. “He waited and gestured with his head like, ‘OK, let’s see it.’ He waited for me to unzip my jacket. I mean, it was so clear that I was pregnant.”

Fortunately, the Davis couple made it to the hospital, with time to spare.  A healthy baby girl was delivered 5 hours later.  The ticket was delivered in the mail almost two weeks later.  The couple has the option of submitting a letter of complaint according to protocol.  And the state trooper had the option of exercising salient judgment at the encounter, and chose the route of obtuse judgment instead, thereby ensuring receipt of today’s Cretin Award.

10 responses to “Cretin Award Goes To State Trooper That Tickets Woman In Labor

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  2. Unbelievable! Who cares if there was a chance they were lying. Give people the benefit of the doubt. To Trooper Galluccio…remember your job is to protect and SERVE! Hope he does the right thing and removes their ticket.

  3. Mike you always were a Donky even in the military. Get over yourself now that your a “TROOPER”.

    Nice to see you’re making a name for yourself! Out of hundreds of Staties in Mass you do something that could have gotten everyone in that situation killed, you, the baby and her parents. Thats right keeping them on the highway for that ticket was the smart thing to do.
    (Let us seeeee, an accident involving YOU, complications of child birth, SO much of this situation could have gone wrong. Oh and the ambulance thing, SURE make them wait another 30 – 45 mins wating for an ambulance, what were you thinking!)

    Get a new job, NOT IN THE MILITARY EITHER because you SUCK as a “Trooper AKA TRAFFIC OFFICER”! Parking Enforcement needs help??

  4. Bill-PLEASE tell us more about this Galluccio clown, if it’s juicy enough it’ll make the world wide web and he can feel the sting, which would be nifty serendipetous…

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  7. Was the cop correct to pull them over? Yes, they were in the breakdown lane.

    Was the cop correct to keep them when they relayed the facts, given that childbirth can go very bad very quickly? NO. He should have assisted them with an escort. Instead he disregarded her safety, with rudeness, and if not blatant malice, then gross negligence.

    I wonder what other unheard of incidents this cop has done in his career.

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  9. Sol Rosenberg

    What a dildo. Mass State Troopers are the most arrogant, self-serving dicks in law enforcement. He’s probably a little fellow with an inferiority complex.

  10. dr. shawna murray

    i have a big tummy too…only mine was assaulted by a trooper from troop A after i screamed out for help in my apartment…this was after i had been subjected to an illegal search and seizure, a “pride and ego down” form of interrogation, and my report of my own battering…and i’m badly injured because of the state and local (middleton) police…still no assessment of the event…even after multiple calls to” infernal “affairs….it’s all good in the nasty state…….