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Ode to the Belt

Ode to the Belt

The cow skidded down the far emergency lane, and my vehicle creaked and scraped down the other. I slammed on the now stiff brakes and my Chevy ground loudly to a stop, steaming and groaning while I waited for the impact of some approaching vehicle.

March 21, 2014

What Are You Seeing?

What Are You Seeing?

Everyone is well aware that humans are visual creatures. It is far and away our most dominant sense and that is one of the reasons I get so frustrated that we have so many distracters in our modern patrol vehicles.

January 2, 2013

Code Three Syndrome

Code Three Syndrome

Code three is lights and siren, and man is it fun. You are lord of the road, racing here and there to accidents, crimes in progress, officer needs assistance, and whatever crisis needs a uniformed hero ASAP.

December 18, 2012

The Laws of Physics

A second later my hood exploded and the cow's rear end smashed through my window.

June 1, 2008

The Path

I was sitting there trying to age gracefully when I noticed a girl in a wheelchair moving up to the edge of the pool as her race was getting ready to start. Since she was paralyzed from the waist down she could not start with a great leap into the water. So she lowered herself into the pool and pushed off with her arms.

April 1, 2007

Backing Up is Hard to Do

Ask risk managers to tell you what causes the majority of vehicular accidents, and they will all sing the same tune: "Backing Up Is Hard To Do."

June 1, 2006

Distracted Driving

The other day a friend of mine had a rear-ender on duty that was caused by his responding to his MDT (Mobile Distracting Terminal) or MDC (Moving Destruction Computer) or whatever they are called.

March 1, 2006