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Transcript of a September 18 telephone conversation between Passaic County, New Jersey Sheriff Jerry Speziale and Augusta County, Virginia Deputy Mike Roane:Source: Battle Between Sheriff's Departments (WHSV-TV, 9/30/2005)
Roane: Hi. Is this the sheriff?
Speziale: Yes, it is.
Roane: This is Deputy Roane from the Augusta County Sheriff's Office. How are you doing?
Speziale: Hey, deputy, how are you?
Roane: I'm doing pretty good. I'm calling in reference to the incident that happened today with the [Virginia] State Police.
Roane: I just wanted to let you know there may have been some confusion. I don't know if you're aware, the [Virginia State Police] trooper you talked to was not the officer that stopped them. I was the actual deputy that stopped ?
Speziale: Here's what I'd like to know. You're a sheriff's officer?
Roane: Yes, sir.
Speziale: OK, is the sheriff familiar with this? The sheriff, himself, as I am?
Roane: No, sir.
Speziale: He's not?
Roane: He hasn't been made aware.
Speziale: You know what? Why don't you have the sheriff call me, because, it's Augusta County?
Roane: Yes, sir. Augusta ?
Speziale: Here's my problem - we got guys coming back from New Orleans so that we can get another deployment down, and I get a call from some trooper calling the Wayne Police Department threatening to arrest our people. You know what? It's a disgrace and I don't know who your sheriff is, but I plan to find out who he is and speak to him. It's a disgrace. If you think that that's not a disgrace you should take the badge off your shirt and throw it in the garbage. That's what I got to tell you. OK?
Roane: Well ?
Speziale: You don't want to talk to me. Listen, pal, you don't want to talk to me. You don't want to explain no circumstances to me. We just had guys down there for the last 14 days [unintelligible] helping our brothers in blue. You know what? You need to get off of that highway, pal, and wake up and learn what law enforcement is all about - supporting each other. OK?
Roane: Well, would you like to hear our side of it?
Speziale: I don't really want to hear your side of the story. I don't care what your side of the story is. I already got my side from my guys and all I can tell you is, I'll deal with your sheriff if he wants to call me and I'll deal with the state police colonel, who I'm going to see in Miami next week [for the International Association of Chiefs of Police convention].
This is unacceptable, and I'll tell you what, I hope I get the opportunity to show you the same courtesy up here in New Jersey.
And I'm going to tell your sheriff at the National Sheriffs' Association, and I'm going to tell the National Sheriffs' Association because there's no room for people like you in law enforcement, OK? So, you don't want my opinion, OK? Now, go back out [unintelligible] and look for speeders.
Roane: Thank you.
Speziale: Have a good day, my friend.
Roane: Thank you.
Speziale: Have your sheriff call me. I don't talk to deputies.