I am a LEO. If he's retiring, why write the ticket at all. I wouldn't have unless the driver was a real douche and/or reckless. Something is peculiar here, hmmm. Since the OP had a sensible conversation, I doubt his behavior compelled the LEO to write the ticket. I'm confused.
"what I'm driving here...is an ending." Jeremy Clarkson
2014 Whiteout Toyota GT-86 6mt(Presently enjoying WAY more than anticipated)
2011 Alpine White BMW M3 6mt ZCP Coupe(forced retirement 06/06/14)
2008 Alpine White BMW 328i 6mt Coupe(retired 06/21/11)