No, a different officer was there from the same department. Other people waiting for hearings said their tickets were from that department. It seems that they deal with tickets in batches by department.
Before I stated my case, the magistrate asked the officer to read the offense. He kinda struggled and eventually trailed off when he got to the part where it said "sedan" so I think he felt like something funny was going on in that ticket...I wasn't going to chase that issue.