I feel your pain Smitty. I got caught in August. I was driving back from taking my son to physical therapy. He droped his juice cup on the floor and I unbuckled, picked it up, and forgot to put it back on. I drove by a parked Trooper about 2 miles down the road and he pulled me over. I was puzzled. I wasn't speeding, tags were good, etc. He came up to the truck and asked the usual. I asked why he pulled me over. He said "seatbelt".
I told him what I had done. He didn't seem to believe me. Can't say that I blame him. He's probably heard every excuse known to man. I usually keep my badge in my wallet when off duty. When I opened my wallet, my badge was in plain sight but I quickly covered it and handed him my license (I'm not the type to flash it around). He came back a few minutes later and gave me a $70 ticket and told me where to mail it. I asked him for a break, but he didn't make a peep.
5 days later I was at work and he walked in. I noticed he was staring at me with a puzzled look. I asked him if I looked familiar. He said "I know you from somewhere". I told him that he had pulled me over the week prior. He said "Why didn't you tell me you worked here". I said to him "Don't worry, I'll pay my fine". I then walked out of the room.