As I walked from a call on 4th,
a transient said to his associates,
"I don't know what I like more,
the fact that he said, 'groovy,'
or he wished us a 'blessed day."
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1.A woman in the Breakers called to report that her neighbor stole her spanx using supernatural powers.
2.Douggie Fresh said work is starting to feel like Ground Hog's Day.
A cat leash can be used as a weapon.
On Wednesday and Thursday, we were at shift minimums without hiring OT.
5.Saturday, the shift is hiring six on the big clock.
The shift is losing four officers. One is resigning in two weeks. One is acting sergeant. Another will be leaving for horses. The last, is going to an specialty unit.
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Today, a year ago, my brother was shot
twice, once in the face and in the side.
In the kitchen, my wife took the call.
She stiffened. I knew it was bad.
She handed me the phone.
I braced against the counter,
spread my feet and place my palms
on top of the surface.
It was the social worker from his local hospital.
She asked if I was ready for bad news?I dug in.
My brother had been shot. Twice.
The floor lifted and swung
as the air left my lungs.
I sunk to my forearms.
He was struck in the head
and in the side.
The room swung and dropped.
I became detached.
At best, my brother was brain dead.And then, she said, "He's pretty pissed.
We had to sedate him to keep him from cursing."
The world returned.
My brother is stubborn and strong.
I knew he would be okay.
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Per the LT at Roll Call.
1) Don't cancel cover. Even on a dumb call.
The sergeants and lieutenants can, but not officers.
2) Don't be snarky and sarcastic to radio.
It is not their fault they are dispatching dumb calls.
Take the call, then call the sergeant. He can cancel it.
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The Department gave out
free Flu Shots yesterday.
I had mine.
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Sergeants don't write paper.
Unless there is no one else,
take the call.
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