April 11, 2013

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Even worse than being all that was usually available, things like these were often free, drawing the fledgling cop like a moth to a delicious, deep-fried and deadly light bulb. And why? Because if you think standing outside a crime scene where blood and bone is sticking to a moving ceiling fan sounds bad, try doing it with an empty stomach.

I squinted my eyes as I mulled this over while I slowly chewed and my free hand reached up absently and toyed with the emergency Prilosec capsule I kept in my breast pocket (a trick born of many hard lessons), then at the same instant my partner and I snapped out of it with a shrug and barely missed each other’s hands as we reached in for another bite. No sense in getting all timid now, because like everything else in police work, why worry about tomorrow when you deal with people who often don’t see the end of today?

“Any jalapeno poppers left under that lamp, Miss?”

Alex Teach is a police officer of nearly 20 years experience. The opinions expressed are his own. Follow him on Facebook at



April 11, 2013

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The twin specters of anorexia and anemia defeated.

greg 358 days ago

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