“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Friday, February 19, 2010


Yes, under blog-world rules, I can make up words for the title - so there.

Seems like the majority of the idiots I've been dealing with lately are officers, not citizens - makes days long, trust me.

Finally finished up with our last group for teaching our basic active shooter response course. Glad that cycle is over - much-needed and useful training, but it involved long, often frustrating days. I am happy to say that we finished on a good note - some of the same mistakes as other groups, but at least they were open and learned from them.

Also finished up our TASER re-certifications for the year. Lucky so far in that our tendency amongst officers is to hold off on using it during calls, as opposed to an over-reliance on the tool. Though we did have one scenario where I had to go slightly ballistic when the officer wanted to use the TASER but reached for where his sidearm would have been holstered instead (we remove all weapons from the training site for this reason) - I made sure that point was driven home though.

Other than that it's been a week of cleaning up other people's administrative messes, and trying to get ready for the next work trip out of town. That and trying to keep up on schoolwork, and not neglect my family too horribly.

1 comment:

Front Porch Society said...

Oh my gosh!!!! That could have been a BAD situation if that officer had had his gun on him. I can imagine there was a lot of raising your voice involved in that lesson. Geez....that officer needs to pay closer attention. I hope he learned his lesson!