Friday, April 04, 2008

04 April 2008, Ah, it's Friday. I'm missing work to be a weekend warrior. We are headed back out to the ranges to run one range and get the rest of our soldier's qualified with their rifles.
I took my patrol car to the garage to get the fuel pump fixed. The garage decided they would dig around under the hood and then sent it out for estimates on repairs. I'm driving a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria with 106,000 miles and hopefully in the fall will get a brand new 2008, where I will swap them out. Well, the garage came back with $1400 worth of repairs my car "supposedly" needed and it got deadlined this last week. Deadline means I don't get it back and each and every day I work I have to try and find a patrol car not being driven by someone else to use. This becomes tiresome quickly. It also means that each day I have to check everything in the car to make sure it works and it set to my standards. This came in play yesterday as I was attempting to stop a car with 4 people in it, one of which was wanted on warrants for a shooting. Well, the siren wasn't set as I would normally operate and instead of a siren blasting, I had the horn honking, but just once. This confounded me, as I was busy with everything else, and the other car wasn't stopping. We didn't go far enough to call it a pursuit, and within a couple of blocks, all four suspects jumped out of the vehicle while it was still moving. Two of them had guns with them. Two detectives and myself nabbed the two with guns pretty quickly, but the other two made it through the back yards and were picked up within 10 minutes. All four went to jail including the one we were after. Certainly an exciting call, but I could do without all the paperwork, hehe. Well, I better get back to playing soldier.
Be safe and have a great weekend.


the bro said...

Good job on nabbing the bad guys sarge. Good luck with a new cruiser, be thankful that they allow you to have a take home car, as they do not offer that benefit in Ft worth.

MrsDub said...

Do you think we can get you a bike to ride to work?

the bro said...

Mrs. Dub, harley davidson has a nice version for police personnel. I am sure motors in Okc needs another Sgt on the team. Good luck

SPC Gabbard said...

You know you had fun on the Ranges. I hope you qual'd expert this time around.

Mimi Lenox said...

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Desert Songbird said...

Glad to see you're still keeping the city streets safe, D. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Your girls at Express miss you already and it has only been a few days. (Deep Sigh)

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Ron Simpson said...

good job on catching the bad guys! Sorry I have not been by in a while. Life is hectic and blogging has taken a backseat. One thing I miss about the army is qualifying. I loved to shoot. Of course, I got to qualify on the M9, M16, M203, M60 and M249. I never got to qualify on the M2 and I always wanted to.