Read this, today, now.
Thank you Don for sharing this. Thanks. Hugs.
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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