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The Perils of a Police Retirement Party

he realization of his mistake did not come swiftly; it rather crept up on him like water being brought up to a slow boil, and by the time he noticed the bubbles the damage had already been done.

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Chattanooga is a wonderful place to live. People have a whole country full of choices divided into 50 states, further divided into thousands of municipalities…and a few hundred thousand people have chosen this one. more »

Apr 27, 2016 2:28 PM On The Beat

Things that piss me off really piss me off. As you may imagine that’s an incredibly broad topic. I have a word count to abide here so for the sake of brevity, allow me to narrow that down to two specific things that piss me off. more »

Apr 6, 2016 11:56 AM On The Beat

You can often gauge how well I know someone I’m in a conversation with based on the length of the “traffic ticket story” they’re telling me. First clue: If they’re telling me a long “traffic ticket story,” I don’t know them at all ... more »

Mar 16, 2016 11:19 AM On The Beat

“Police work.” By and large, it’s a career of contradictions. Your mandate is to protect and serve, to keep people from harm, yet in order to do so you occasionally have to do just that: bring harm, and occasionally do so by the Chinese containershi more »

Feb 24, 2016 11:27 AM On The Beat 1 Comments

True to the form of the shield on my chest I placed my body in front of his to stop the attack. I held the line (briefly), but those I was trying to protect were unfortunately as irrational as the one on the offensive, and my defense ... more »

Feb 3, 2016 10:59 AM On The Beat

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