"I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement." ~Calvin Coolidge

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Man, I'm gonna miss this stuff!

I realized the other day just how close I really am to leaving this job that I love so much. I heard a buddy of mine ask for 10-33 traffic, which means that only he is suppose to talk so that he can tell us what he has etc.. The situation was pretty serious, he was confronted with a loaded 380 by a known juvenile dope boy. The suspect took off running and of course the chase was on. I took a position on the outside perimeter as did a number of other officers. The air unit responded as well as K9 so we had the guy pinned in. We knew he was ours for the taking. I have to give the ol boy props he led us on a good foot chase for over 45 minutes running from one apartment complex to the next eventually settling into a large buy here - pay here car lot.

I was patient on the post that I was at knowing that if everybody starts moving from their spot it could mean an easy escape route for our lil dope dealing, gun toting rabbit. The air unit calls my unit number telling me to adjust my position a little further south so I did. That was a great idea because not 5 minutes later I hear another friend of mine yelling that he was running south towards the front of the perimeter. My old ass was getting excited cause he is headed straight to me. All of a sudden I see him running like a gazelle, eyes the size of saucers with my buddy right behind him taser in hand. I start to get closer and I see the red dot pointed at his back. I hear the wonderful sound of the taser being deployed and I see our suspect prone out in mid air screaming like he just got shot with a bazooka. The suspect does a face plant, sliding about 5 feet in the dirt. The wave of blue was phenomenal. Suspect in custody.

After much high fiving, back patting and bragging we called rescue as is standard when someone gets tased. They gave us their blessing that he would live to run again from the police. Now medically cleared, I decide it is time to start the “walk of shame”.

With about 3 weeks to go before I leave I decided that we were going to provide the on-lookers in the dope infested apartment complex a little show and hopefully make a point. I told my boys to stand him outside the car and start walking towards their cars that were parked a good 300 yards from the apprehension. They started walking and I got on my P.A. system and said the following, “Ladies and Gentleman this is what happens when you run from the police. You will be caught, handcuffed, spanked a little in taser form and completely humiliated. If this is your dope boy, you will not be getting dope from him tonight so you better call your other dope boy Pookie to get your fix. Thank You for your cooperation!” Everybody was about to fall out laughing including the on-lookers. One of my boys said, “Only you could do that! What do you care, you’re leaving in couple weeks.” I smiled, laughed a little and cried a little inside as well, cause I am really going to miss this stuff.

I'm Out And We'll Talk Later!

13 comments:

Old NFO said...

GOOD one! I would have loved to have seen that...

TheBronze said...

Theo, that's sweet!

Just remember, you aren't leaving completely, just going to another play-ground. Look at it as a great opportunity to impart your experience/wisdom on a whole new group of coppers.

fuzzys dad said...

I agree with old nfo. I would loved to been there. I am still laughing.

Dark Nights said...

Awesome Catch. That is a funny story. Would have been funnier if Pookie was standing nearby.

Evil Lunch Lady said...

Classic! Want to move near me?? I'd love to see a cop do that to our local homeboys!

DIXIECHICK said...

I agree with lunch lady..that was classic. Too funny! I love your sense of humor..

Still Stacy said...

Tasers are awesome. I've seen several burly men claim it was the most painful experience of their lives. Stuff like this always makes me giddy inside.

Berserk said...

Now that's style, Kojak. Pure style!

Stacy, the taser was hands-down the most painful experience of my life. Been tased twice (once right by my neck, once with a waistband-to-shoelace spread). You could pepper me every day for a week before you could tase me again.

Still Stacy said...

Yea, those videos are all over YouTube. You'll have a 250 lb. man fall to the ground and see his eyes tear up; not something I want to try.

kvegas911 said...

Kojak, I don't even work with you and you'll be sorely missed. There aren't enough like you. And Berserk's right, I'll take being sprayed any day. Damn, being tased hurts!

Kojak said...

oldinfoI have to say it was pretty funny. Have a great weekend.

the bronze Yea I know I just hate to have to go through all of that processing all over again. Geez bro a rookie again after 27 years!! Hope you have a good week.

fuzzysdad I wish you were there to see it. How you been feeling ? Be Safe.

Darknights It was a bunch of fun. Trust me Pookie is always there. You Be Safe !

evillunchlady Hey I need a job in 2 weeks! Hook a brother up!

Dixiechic It really was a classic If I say so myself. Have a great weekend.

Stillstacy I will tell you that it was a horrible feeling. I was the first to get a taser in my department and the first to use it. I trained the first 200 officers here before we got the super bowl. I had to go through more training which meant getting tased even more. Wheww rough! Hope you have an awesome week.

Berserk Bro I have tell you that I think I would rather get tased. The reason being that when its done its done. The pepper spray reactivates as you know.Be Safe Out There.

Kvegas911 It has been a fun ride. I will miss it, but maybe I will get hired in my neighboring county. I would like to say that I am fun to work with. Have a super week.

Berserk said...

You know, Kojak, there's a huge difference between rookies and guys with no seniority. We've got a lot of laterals with my department (good place to work, you know), and everyone recognizes that.

As far as the taser goes, a lot of guys agree with you. I've got a pretty short reaction time from pepper, though. I feel the effects *bad* when I'm hit, but 15-20 minutes later I'm loving life again. The reactivation never bothered me much, you just gotta be careful in the shower.

Demon Deacon Dispatcher said...

That is classic!! I wish I could have been there to video tape that. That's something for the books!