Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Unknown Trouble


A man standing on an overpass called 911.  Police arrived and spoke to him for a few minutes and then he jumped over the railing.  One of the officers caught him and two more helped pull him back onto the overpass, saving his life.  It took all three of the large officers to wrestle the small suspect into handcuffs.

Police often respond to calls with little or no information.  They often have to deal with people on one of the worst days of their life.  It can be very difficult to figure out what's going on sometimes.  People lie, officers get partial information from dispatch.  The things they observe don't quite match up to what they are being told or what they expect to see. 

It's best to arrive at a call and keep an open mind, but observe and analyze what you see, are told and what you find.  Sometimes the victim turns out to be the criminal.  Sometimes there is no crime.  Sometimes they are all criminals.  Sometimes they are all victims.  Just don't end up being a victim yourself; that's what the SGT Says.


Protect_and_Serve said...

Why is it that the same people who tell us drugs and prostitution are victimless crimes want us to go out and risk our lives to save their suicidal family members?

Mike Creek said...

"...any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee."