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Posted about 6 years ago

 

I don't know if this will be funny, or just plain embarrassing? I will end it with my funny rookie mistake, just to make sure!


My first arrest turned out to be the first of many Domestic Batteries I would take in my short five years on the job. It was a husband and wife deal, where the drunk husband slapped the wife around over laundry, shoved the small child into a fireplace, and ripped the phone from the wall. I can still remember thinking how hot I thought the victim was for an older woman (lol). Anyway, he had gone to his mother's house prior to the arrival of my FTO and myself. Understand, my FTO (who will be my Sheriff in January) is a 20 year, two war veteran of the Marine Corp and Air National Guards elite Ravens unit. He is very large, and very mean to look at. Once we arrived at mom's to arrest this POS, I had become so overwhelmed with nervousness over my first arrest that, when the moment of truth came, I panicked and my FTO ended up having to cuff the guy (who only happened to stand 5' 10" and weigh 160, compared to my 6' 4" 180). I still had the nerve, though, to take credit for the arrest! I even ended up writing that same victim a speeding ticket a year or so later, because she refused to follow through with charges on a second offense.


Now, the story I know is funny is my rookie mistake. We are going to a trailer home on a private lot to execute a search warrant on a suspected drug dealer (my 1st search warrant). I am backing up another officer going through the back door. A plan is formulated that my FTO, along with 2 other officers, will pull into the driveway right up to the front deck, and enter through the front door, while we approach on foot. So, here we go running down the street. As we approach the home, I see and hear a little Dodge Shadow carrying about 1,000 pounds of cops fly by us, and whip into the gravel driveway coming to a stop just before striking the front of the trailer home. The doors flung open on the car, and out pours what appeared to me to be Dallas SWAT. At this point, all I can think about is this is the coolest damn thing I have ever seen! SO, around to the back me and my partner go. My partner hugs the side of the trailer as he rounds the corner to the back deck, and I - all jacked up from what I had just witnessed - decide to take it upon myself to swing wide to get a better angle to cover my partner. Because I was too damn busy looking at this whole situation through what seemed to me to be a television screen, I failed to observe the guideline extending from the ground to the light pole directly in front of me. So, as a result, me and my duck hunting rifle (aka Patrol Shotgun) take a nose dive into the dirt. WAIT...IT GETS BETTER!


Now, incredibly embarrassed by my stupidity, and unwilling to allow this to affect a well laid plan, I bounce up off the ground like a pogo stick and go charging into the back door and into the kitchen, where the suspects are now being secured. While they are being secured in cuffs, I am standing there with my hand cannon pointed at the lot of them. My Chief Deputy at the time walks over to me and reaches for the barrel of my gun. At this point I am thinking I have done something wrong by pointing a loaded gun at suspects who obviously are not going anywhere. But, instead, the Chief Deputy reaches down and YANKS a clump of mud and grass from the business end of my shotgun, and says, "Now it might work!"


I know, I know.... :P

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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

Awesome.....and funny.....oh to be a rookie again.....


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Rate This | Posted about 6 years ago

 

thats hysterical!


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I don't know if this will be funny, or just plain embarrassing? I will end it with my funny rookie mistake, just to make sure!


My first arrest turned out to be the first of many Domestic Batteries I would take in my short five years on the job. It was a husband and wife deal, where the drunk husband slapped the wife around over laundry, shoved the small child into a fireplace, and ripped the phone from the wall. I can still remember thinking how hot I thought the victim was for an older woman (lol). Anyway, he had gone to his mother's house prior to the arrival of my FTO and myself. Understand, my FTO (who will be my Sheriff in January) is a 20 year, two war veteran of the Marine Corp and Air National Guards elite Ravens unit. He is very large, and very mean to look at. Once we arrived at mom's to arrest this POS, I had become so overwhelmed with nervousness over my first arrest that, when the moment of truth came, I panicked and my FTO ended up having to cuff the guy (who only happened to stand 5' 10" and weigh 160, compared to my 6' 4" 180). I still had the nerve, though, to take credit for the arrest! I even ended up writing that same victim a speeding ticket a year or so later, because she refused to follow through with charges on a second offense.


Now, the story I know is funny is my rookie mistake. We are going to a trailer home on a private lot to execute a search warrant on a suspected drug dealer (my 1st search warrant). I am backing up another officer going through the back door. A plan is formulated that my FTO, along with 2 other officers, will pull into the driveway right up to the front deck, and enter through the front door, while we approach on foot. So, here we go running down the street. As we approach the home, I see and hear a little Dodge Shadow carrying about 1,000 pounds of cops fly by us, and whip into the gravel driveway coming to a stop just before striking the front of the trailer home. The doors flung open on the car, and out pours what appeared to me to be Dallas SWAT. At this point, all I can think about is this is the coolest damn thing I have ever seen! SO, around to the back me and my partner go. My partner hugs the side of the trailer as he rounds the corner to the back deck, and I - all jacked up from what I had just witnessed - decide to take it upon myself to swing wide to get a better angle to cover my partner. Because I was too damn busy looking at this whole situation through what seemed to me to be a television screen, I failed to observe the guideline extending from the ground to the light pole directly in front of me. So, as a result, me and my duck hunting rifle (aka Patrol Shotgun) take a nose dive into the dirt. WAIT...IT GETS BETTER!


Now, incredibly embarrassed by my stupidity, and unwilling to allow this to affect a well laid plan, I bounce up off the ground like a pogo stick and go charging into the back door and into the kitchen, where the suspects are now being secured. While they are being secured in cuffs, I am standing there with my hand cannon pointed at the lot of them. My Chief Deputy at the time walks over to me and reaches for the barrel of my gun. At this point I am thinking I have done something wrong by pointing a loaded gun at suspects who obviously are not going anywhere. But, instead, the Chief Deputy reaches down and YANKS a clump of mud and grass from the business end of my shotgun, and says, "Now it might work!"


I know, I know.... :P                      as the saying goes "we all make a mistake some times,but why me?""