Monday, August 9, 2010

CFD Firefighter

Another front line responded has died in the line of duty. Only rememberances here. We will not pretend to know anything about firefighting. It does appear inherently dangerous and not easy. They are charged with the repsonsibility of protecting us just like the police are, only they look for a different kind of trouble.

RIP Firefighter Wheatley, thank you for doing your job.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Attempted Robbery

Attempted armed robbery on Friday, July 30th at 10547 S. Artesian at approximately 1:45 a.m. Young man was walking back from the bars and was approached by two black males, one from behind and one in front. Black males pointed a gun at him and demanded he turn over everything he had, to which the young man replied he did not have anything. Offenders became quite angry and began running off, while SHOOTING their gun in the direction of the victim. A neighbor's car windows were shot out in the process. Victim chased the offenders to their getaway car around in the alley and got a plate number. Getaway car came back stolen. No arrests made.

We all go out and have a tasty beverage from time to time. After a night of partying and enjoying yourself, you have to attempt to be conscious after you leave. You are entering a world where police protection is slim and the evil element is around you and hunting.

Our advice, team up for walking trips to cars, cabs, etc. If you are the police and decide to go out drinking, BRING YOUR GUN! If you have to use the gun while you have some alcohol in your system, so be it. Dare the city and county to prosecute or throw you under the bus for protecting yourself or someone else. It would result on egg in the face of those politicians. We'll take life over our job in every instance.

Also, remember these assholes that did this are still out there. They were bold to attempt it on a weekend night. They didn't win, but they learned from their experience. An experienced robber is much worse than the first time robber. Be on alert when at the bars.

Monday, August 2, 2010

2211 Activity

We've been on vacation and it was a good time with family. Sorry for the lack of posts.

Anyway, we recently had an opportunity to review the activity generated on 2211's beat and we have been shocked and happily surprised. It has always been said on this blog that we want quality police service, not quantity. It looks as if with quality, we get some quantity. The arrest totals on the beat have gone up. And there have been some pretty good arrests. Don't know if this blog has had anything to do with stepped up patrols or aggressive policing, but it is a welcomed sight.

However, we still see quite regularly 2211 being dispatched east and also detailed. It is horrible that we have to watch our car go east for anything but assists for other officers, but it is still happening. There is a police shortage, but there is not a shortage of tax paying/voting residents in Mt. Greenwood. Remember these police shortages when you vote. KEEP 2211 WEST!!!