The Call Box: A Caper Story

Nobody ever called me at 3 AM with good news. No one told me I won the lotto, or to take the next few days off and get some rest. No sultry voice ever asked me if I would like to— OK forget that one. Continue reading The Call Box: A Caper Story

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Roll Call: Short Dogs-Jack in the Box and 7-11

Occasionally, on busy nights, I’d “buy” easy radio calls to ease up on the call load so the patrol cars could handle more important calls. At about 0130 a“415 Man” (man disturbing the peace) call came out at the Jack in the Box, Sunset and Ivar. The comments on the Mobile Digital Computer (MDC) read that the man had one leg and was on crutches. Continue reading Roll Call: Short Dogs-Jack in the Box and 7-11

When Pigs Fly: When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go

There was a new sergeant at Air Support who felt that one of the air crews was wasting time; that they should be doing more proactive patrol from the skies and providing quicker responses to patrol calls. In an effort to oversee what was actually being accomplished, one night this sergeant went on a ride-along with “Pilot Jones” and “Observer Smith.” Continue reading When Pigs Fly: When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go