Two is better than one

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 6:55 am

When you work for a small department like I did, most of the time there are only two patrol officers on duty. I was fortunate to have a like-minded partner. Neither one of us cared much about minor speeding violations or blinker usage. Our interest was in finding bad guys – users, dealers, felons. And working with those kinds of criminals, it’s better to work in tandum. But one time I didn’t.

If you’ve read my book, Cold Case in Ellyson, you’ll remember the 4th of July celebration. It was one of the most frightening moments I had as a police officer. But, as the ad says, I never let them see me sweat. Trust me, there were puddles at my feet. On the job or in life, no one should take either road alone.

Categories: On the Job

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