I mentioned that I worked more movie premieres than Siskel and Ebert. All of them off duty—we needed the extra money to feed our growing kids and make sure they dressed in the latest clothes approved by their peers
Any cop worth his salt will tell you that deploying good police tactics will save you a lot of aggravation and probably save your life. The aggravation comes later from the after-action investigation.
If you stood 30 cops shoulder to shoulder, three-quarters of them would have a mustache. Hopefully none of them were female!
Did you ever have a co-worker who was just weird? No matter how hard you tried, you just couldn’t find a common ground.
So I’m working PM watch (4PM to midnight) with a probationer who was known as “Zsa Zsa.” She was called Zsa Zsa because she was born in Hungary and had a very thick accent. She would often be heard saying to her partner, “Vell vhat you vant to do now?” Cute the first few times but after hearing it every few minutes it got real old!
The senior officer would ask, “I’ve been shot, do you come to my aid or go after the SOB who shot me?”
Sometimes the good guys look like really bad guys. Read how Hal Collier handled a bad guy sighting.
Last Ramblings, I couldn’t find another officer who needed help when I was on loan to another division. This time I got lost looking for a whole police station
By Hal Collier, Retired LAPD In my last Ramblings, I described being assigned radio calls outside your division. I will now describe being loaned to another division and still getting lost. … Continue reading