A police officer from Norfolk is suing a petrol station owner after tripping on a kerb on his property, the Daily Mail reports.
PC Kelly Jones is said to be seeking compensation after claiming the owner failed in his duty to keep her safe. Petrol station owner Steve Jones is furious, telling The Mail:
I thought nothing of it - other than she must have been a bit embarrassed, and I helped her up. Then we carried on with the search.
I am incredulous that I am being sued by a police officer whose duty is to protect the public.
How can anyone feel safe calling the cops if they size you up for compensation while they’re fighting crime?
Surely policing has elements of both public service and risk. Isn’t that what officers sign up for when they put on the uniform - chasing villains and keeping us safe?
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