WEST Yorkshire Police's new recruit with 999 on his shoulder came face to face with a man who shared his name and number.
David Jacobs, who was Pc 999 with North Yorkshire Police until 20 months ago, saw stories about Pc 999 Phil Jacobs, of West Yorkshire.
David is now a trainer at West Yorkshire Police's driver training school in Crofton, near Wakefield.
They two men are seen when they met up - and were amazed they shared the same name and number.
David, 51, became Pc 999 with North Yorkshire Police in 1972.
Eight years later - despite his efforts to keep the number quiet - he was front page news in the national magazine Police Review and featured in several daily newspapers, in much the same way as Pc 999 Phil Jacobs did.
The former Pc Jacobs gave his younger namesake some helpful advice: "Hand the number in!
"I heard the same jokes over and over again. A popular one was `what are you doing with your phone number on your shoulder?'
"Sometimes you just laugh it off and eventually your colleagues get sick of making jokes. But I stuck it for 30 years and they still remember me up there."