Saturday, May 15, 2010

Public safety partners quiz . . .

Take the following quiz and give yourself a point for every answer you can say "yes" to:
(The partner can be your husband/wife/significant other/or your work partners)

You've ever been hung up on preceded by any of the following statements:
a. We've got a run.
b. I've got a call.
c. Some dumbass just about took off the front of my cruiser.
d. I've got to go help this unit/person.

You've ever been the last one in the restaurant of your party and ever had to say:
a. They're on duty, they have a call.
b. Sorry, we're on call.
c. Could we have that to go?

You've ever been woken up to a phone call that starts:
a. Did you know I had court?
b. What are you doing right now? (Extra point if the answer has ever been, "SLEEPING.")
c. I forgot something, can you bring it to work?

You are perfectly comfortable with long silences in phone conversations due to:
a. Someone running a tag.
b. Answering the radio.
c. The other person typing/eating/yelling loudly at traffic.

Any of the following is in your personal vehicle/work vehicle:
a. Disposable gloves.
b. Extra handcuff keys/handcuffs
c. Extra uniform parts.
d. Anything your partner has had to move off of their seat and rolled their eyes about.

More than five? Congratulations, and welcome to the edge of reality.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Greater love hath no man . . .

In honor of National Police Week . . .

Thank you for being my brother. Thank you for being my sister. Even though I've never met you, I have your back. I might not know your name, but I love you. I will be faithful unto the death for you. I will lay down my life for you. Should you ever need me, all you have to do is call.

Somewhere tonight is someone who only gets to say "I love you" to a headstone. Somewhere a child dreams of a parent who will never see them grow up. Somewhere a parent cries that they have had to bury their child.

Be safe.

Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his brother. John 15:13