I was actually shocked when I saw HPD spokesperson Johanna Abad pull a neck tie out of her pocket and clip it on. She was out at a SWAT scene and because of the heat she removed her tie. But I wasn’t there for the removal. So, when she pulled it out of her pocket and snapped it on I was traumatized. For years I thought the neck ties Houston Police Officers wore were actually – well – tied. But they’re not. I just felt cheated after that. So I had to get to the bottom of the clip on. Abad told The Insite if they wore traditional tie – ties, they could become a weapon for the criminal. She told me to imagine her fighting with a suspect who grabs her tied – tie. That suspect could actually harm the officer – so that’s why they wear clip on neck ties. I understand but I’m still disappointed in the clip on ties!