in one over time here as he would in month over there.
My new vest doesn't fit. It needs to be recut.
For the first time, I took my IPad to traffic court and used the Google Maps Street View app to argue my case.
The judge told me traffic citations in the county are at an all time low. This includes citations written by traffic officers.
With my new department cell phone, I can submit my court overtime slips on-line.
Yesterday's pinch doused himself with butane and threaten to light himself on fire. An hour later, I was called out to deal with him. I found him looking to fight. En route to jail he tried to choke out using the strap of the seat belt.
At jail, he tried to drown in the ISO room's toilet. When jail shut off the water, he stripped naked and tried to hang himself with his jeans.
The department is transitioning away from latex gloves to nitrile gloves to prevent exposure from fentanyl.
It's wet. It's late. I've grabbed dinner at the Egyptian food cart. The one with the lamb over rice.
As I sit down I the prowler, a homeless man approaches the garage can next to me. He's layered in army coats and tattered flappy hats. His gaze is down. He's avoiding eye contact even though he is three feet away. I watch him open one food container after another, searching for something inside.
I roll my window down.
You lookin' for something to eat?
He glances up and returns to his search.
Come here..... to the front of the car. I have plenty.
I open the take out box and show him inside.
He steps closer.
He's scared and Schizophrenic and hungry enough to come close to a police car.
I exit the car and walk back to the cart. The cook behind the counter hands me a fork and a plate.
I grab the box and dish the homeless man half: Fish, rice, salad, dolma.
His eyes are big.
"Are you sure?"
Are you hungry?
I catch his eyes.
I don't like people eating garbage.
"Are you sure?"
I hand him the steaming plate with the fork on top.
He cups the plate, stares down, and breathes in.
I close the box and turn to wish him good bye, but he's already vanished into the night.