Friday, June 22, 2012
I have to say so far my favorite call ever has been the squirrel calls...so far we've had one every night I've worked...I'm definitely a fan. We have all been on pins and needles (I say "we" more like my nosey, loudmouth partner. Oops, did I really write that? Yes. Yes, I did. But I digress. On pins and needles about the pending shift change that is supposed to take place on the 5th, I've put back in for 2300-0700...hopefully it will happen. although it does mean I'll probably be stuck with loudmouth...I think I'm mature enough to deal! .......
Monday, June 18, 2012
I know Police Officers and Law Enforcement are accused of this frequently and the general citizenry are often quick to make the accusation. Well, in case they didn't realize it, the citizenry does this frequently. 911 call right at shift change as I'm getting ready to go to briefing and this older, very white lady tells me that a truck full of Hispanic males just stopped at a local steakhouse. (For the record, she didn't call them Hispanic Males). I decided to play dumb and asked her what she meant by the derogatory label that she used and she went on to call them "illegal aliens". I then asked her if she knew this for sure and she started accusing me of not wanting to do my job. Eventually, maybe in another world in the distant future, people won't be judged based on their race and by their character instead, whether white, black, hispanic, indian or asian. One can only hope.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Well, I had a first today... Finally got the "Police are never there when you need them, only when you happen to have a blinker out or swerve across the yellow line" speech today. My response: .... My response in my head: Well, lady if you have called the police when you first were "ran" off the roadway instead of following the person to their house and watching them pull into their driveway things may have been taken care of. Her excuse? She didn't have cell service. Interesting, you're in the middle of town and no one else has that problem for sure.