Don (of All Trades) has a way with words. He can make you feel like you were ‘there’, tug your heartstrings, or have you laughing out loud all in the same post. That’s not what’s happening here though. If he ever writes a novel he’ll have a reader in me! :)
You’ve got to read his latest post.
Originally posted on don of all trades:
The intersection of Vandeventer and St. Louis Avenue isn’t in my district.
I am not subject to calls that come out in that area, but my car had a tire that was running low on air.
I told the dispatcher that I was going to the police garage to have the tire filled and I put my mic into my bag. I was out of service now so I could relax for a little bit and enjoy the trip to the garage without having to worry about another call coming my way for a few minutes. I cranked up Billy Joel’s Piano Man and headed south on Vandeventer.
As is often the case with the best laid plans of a police officer, my relaxing drive was interrupted, almost immediately.
An officer in the adjacent district heard shots fired nearby. He was on the scene almost immediately.
A more veteran officer…
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