The first block of 2014 started off as the first block on the road for our new boot! He’ll be riding with me for several blocks. We were scheduled to work afternoon shifts for the block.
We used the first afternoon to get setup and acquainted with the equipment. Once we hit the road, one of the first traffic stops we made resulted in an arrest and seizure of drugs and a replica firearm. It was a great start to the night.
The shift revolved around a single call. In the morning I was dispatched to a report of an aggressive panhandler outside of a business. As I got out to speak with him, he became very nervous. Much to the bystanders surprise, my approach with him went from calm and professional to hands on and very direct in a split second.
This block we worked the weekend leading up to Valentines day. The weekend before any sort of holiday or event tends to be busy as some people take the opportunity to celebrate on the weekend. I also worked a modified Charlie shift only having a partner for 1 of the 4 shifts.
Well ladies and gentlemen, this will be the last post for 2012, the first year for this blog. December has been fairly short on updates, it’s been a busy month both at work and at home with the family.
On the home front, we’ve added a new member to our family with the adoption of Major. A 5 month old German Shepard mix that we fell in love with at the Delta Community Animal Shelter. My wife has never had a dog, and our boys are still pretty young so it’s been a bit of an adjustment but Major is settling in very well and is a part of our family. He’s as goofy as our boys are with the energy to match!