Wednesday, August 11, 2010


It is 0700 and I'm sitting here listening to the Police scanner, tracking all the calls in our county. I think more folks should take the time to listen to a scanner (you can actually do it on-line at places like to get an appreciation for just how busy our police stay throughout the day. They are not just sitting under trees eating donuts and listening to Rush Limbaugh (or, if they work the overnight shift, Art Bell).

Responding to alarms (a HUGE part of their job), vehicle accidents, doing welfare checks, checking on suspicious cars/people/dogs, intervening on domestic issues (i.e., fights), and lots, lots more. They truly are the force that keeps society from boiling over.

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