Sit The f*ck down!

Commemorative Coin Capturing Trooper’s Profanity-Laced Traffic Stop Circulating Among Police
A law enforcement source said the coin has been circulating among state troopers and other police officers.

“The coin does not represent the values and philosophies of Commissioner Rovella and Colonel Mellekas,” Foley said. “Unfortunately, the coin could certainly erode public trust in police, it is emblematic of the challenges facing police leaders as they try to create change. The creation and profits do not benefit the Connecticut State Police.”

1st Responder Nation, a company dedicated to these types of coins, often used as tokens of appreciation, advertises the coin with Spina’s name for $13.99.

The company, reached through Facebook, said they had designed the coin.

“While media continues to portray our nation’s heroes as callus and racist monsters, we endeavor to shed light on America’s Front Line in an unbiased manner. As artists, creating collectibles, we leave the judgment to the public but hope our creations will bridge divided, conquer hatred and unite everybody,” the company said in a message.

Spina was initially taken off the road shortly after the video of the traffic stop was posted, but records of a grievance filed with the state police show that he was later suspended.

The coin, which includes a state police insignia on the front with words that include “every [law enforcement officer]‘s hero,” also includes an apparent engraving of a trooper along with lines from the tirade viewed widely on YouTube.

The video starts with the driver asking Spina why he was speeding and riding close to another vehicle. Spina quickly asks: “Why were you speeding?”

It appears Spina is ready to return to his police vehicle when he asks the driver for his marijuana. As the driver attempts to say that he has a prescription, Spina orders him out of the vehicle.

Spina loudly explains that a car tailed him then passed him and the driver flipped him off while he was following a tractor-trailer looking for a violation.

“Who the [expletive] do you think you are worrying about what I’m doing?” he shouts.

The driver said Spina was right, and Spina responds: “I know I’m right.” He then moves the driver and yells: “Sit the [expletive] down.” This statement is engraved near the image of the trooper.

Seconds later, Spina yells: “Mind your own god damn business. You’re [expletive] speeding,” which also was engraved on the back of the coin.

Spina continues to yell at the driver and then appears to start searching the car, according to the video.

At one point during the incident, Spina says: “Why am I speeding? I am doing my [expletive] job.” He then recites a state statute that allows police officers to disobey traffic laws in the performance of their job.

“How the [expletive] am I gonna catch a speeder if I’m not speeding?” Spina yells to the driver.

As the incident continues to unfold, Spina yells that “it just never ends in this job.”

Apparently nearing retirement, Spina yells: “I got 14 months. I can’t [expletive] wait to be done.”

The tirade ends with Spina yelling: “Mind your business and be on your way. Don’t you ever [expletive] with me again.”

State payroll records show Spina has nearly doubled his salary in recent years with overtime pay.

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