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Exhibit B

Remember Exhibit A?  It’s the post where I admitted how inept I am in emergency situations.  I said I suck in emergencies.  Like…I REALLY suck at them.  In case you weren’t convinced after reading Exhibit A, I present you with Exhibit B. Along with the truth of my emergency ineptness, I must admit I am…… Continue reading Exhibit B

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Find a Mentor. When You Have a Good One, Take Notes.

William Petty with Centrifuge Training, LLC recently wrote a Facebook post in response to questions he had received about becoming a firearms instructor.  As I read the very first piece of advice he gave, I thought…wow!  That applies to being a police officer’s wife, girlfriend, mother, etc.  Here’s what he said: “Find a mentor.  When…… Continue reading Find a Mentor. When You Have a Good One, Take Notes.

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The Burglar and The Baby

I’m pretty much a legend at my local police department. I might even say this story is an urban legend…except that would indicate it is not true and I’m here to swear that it is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help me God. I love to tell the tale…… Continue reading The Burglar and The Baby

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Take the High Road…There’s Less Traffic There

Crime in the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s and even into the beginning of the new millennium was not significantly different from it is now.  There were burglars, bank-robbers, rapists, drug-dealers, serial killers, hookers, child-abusers, assassins, petty-thieves, juvenile-delinquents, scam-artists, stalkers, and vandals.  The way police dealt with the criminals was not significantly different, either.  Cops spotted…… Continue reading Take the High Road…There’s Less Traffic There