Category Archives: Police Stories

We could use to hear more about everyday heroes, even tragic ones…

I’m sort of loathe to hit publish on this. I’ve been feeling sort of blah this week, and I don’t really know why. I’m not down or anything, just indifferent I guess, especially towards blogging. Maybe it’s all the snow … Continue reading

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Grease

The tension in the air was palpable. It always is, but it’s worse when the weather is so unbearably hot and the air is thick with humidity. Twelve police officers circled around a slick suited detective in a vacant parking … Continue reading

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I once saw the biggest…another FTSF

I know, right? So many ways to take this one. I think the obvious route would be for me to tell you about the biggest Wang I’ve ever seen. Have I ever mentioned that? Jin Wang is a Chinese guy … Continue reading

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Guest post…a random time i met an interesting woman.

Some of my more popular posts are the  simple ones where I just talk about an encounter that, for whatever reason, I hadn’t thought about in a while. I shared one with my friend Kristi over on her blog Finding … Continue reading

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Clark kent and a speech for new officers…

I was having a pretty pedestrian morning until a lively homeless gent, who smelled of peepee, ogled me for a few seconds before informing me that I looked like “Clark Muthafuckin’ Kent.” I guess these new eyeglasses aren’t so bad … Continue reading

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A pretty special guy…

He was was a grown man, but he was short, even compared to the teens, preteens and little kids who surrounded him as I observed what he was doing. Though he was short, he was thickly built, with muscled arms … Continue reading

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Charl(ie)…

Summers in St. Louis can be oppressively hot. Even under the best of conditions, such as while wearing a loose t-shirt, shorts and flip flops, the humidity still clings to you like a thick fog you can’t see, but it’s … Continue reading

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Part one of the contest!

Hey, at noon today I’ll need your votes, please, for the Blogger Idol contest.  In the meantime, please check out one of my favorite bloggers, Kristi from Finding Ninee. She’s allowed me to hang out in her land here today … Continue reading

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An open letter to the jane q. public i wrote those tickets to…

Dear Jane Q. Public: I recently became aware that you took a few minutes out of your life to send an online complaint to my Department’s Internal Affairs Division because you were upset that I would not listen to your … Continue reading

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How ‘you people’ caused me to incite a mini race riot…

My first regular patrol partner and I both joined the police department at about the same time. When we started, we were both green and inexperienced, but, out of necessity, we rode together a lot.  Ideally, very new officers would … Continue reading

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