And those badges aren't some cereal box Deputy Dog tin badge...they're an individually numbered, heavy, serious piece of hardware that say in biggish letters, "Federal Officer" (I think) and in little tiny letters "Transportation Security Administration."
I recently saw a TSA agent in BOI wearing a suit, with one of those headsets, and a name badge that said "Customer Service." Dude musta pissed someone off not to get a blue cop shirt and a cop badge.
If I was a cop, I'd be embarrassed by the latest additions to the "Thin Blue Line." Ain't so thin anymore, if you know what I mean.
I commute out of DAY, and they pi$$ me off: When I go through as an FFDO, they love me. When I go through in uniform, they are polite. When I go through in street clothes, I am a terrorist. Invariably there is something in my bag, or my shoes they want to look at.
Same person but different clothes, I get different attitudes.