Roger L. Ray, senior minister of the National Avenue Christian Church in Springfield, Missouri, tells of a local physician who was driving between hospital calls one evening, exceeding the speed limit rather shamelessly in an attempt to make up for lost time.
Suddenly a police car pulled up behind him and turned on the lights.
Having some considerable experience in both speeding and getting caught, the doctor picked up his
stethoscope and held it up for the policeman to see in hopes of communicating that he
was on a medical emergency.