Who Is Officer Pelliccia?

What does it say about an individual that is uncomfortable sharing their first name with you? On November 5, the afternoon before the 2012 election, I was chalking around city hall in Concord when I was approached by an officer. He implied that he needed to know my name because “I got called in”, which is not a valid excuse/reasonable suspicion of any crime. I figured I would entertain him in reciprocity by first asking his name.

Ean: What’s your first name?
Pelliccia: My first name? It’s Officer Pelliccia. That, that’s how we refer to each other here.
E: You won’t give me your first name?
P: Nope.
E: Okay, well I’ll give you only my last name then. My name is Mr. Ean.

As he walked away, I told him that my name was Garret, and asked his. He only repeated, “Officer Pelliccia”.

The nice lady on the phone at the company he works for told me that his name is Andrew.

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  • http://www.FreeKeene.com/ Bradley Jardis

    Can’t say I agree with him not giving you his first name… but I can say I went to the NH-police academy with him and that I remember him being a really decent guy.

  • davidinkeene

    Don’t agree with the way the cop was: He loomed over garrett, basically trying to make garret go away; asked him for ID and asked him his name; though the cop wouldn’t give his first name….Approaching someone and asking them questions and asking them their name and sort of demanding them to identify themselves is not cool and not what I’d what to pay for.

  • Scott

    He never insisted that you refer to him as anything. He only gave you the information that he was required to.

    In actuality, I feel he was very polite and respectful. He allowed you to continue to do what you were doing because you were not causing any arm, asked for information about WHAT you were chalking about, which in all actuality should be the purpose of doing what you are doing in the first place, and then he moved on.

    I feel you are making something out of nothing.