During that period, I made some cop friends. And now, I get to go ride along in a patrol car with one of them every so often. It's a blast! If you've never been on a police ride along, but have thought about it, GO. You'll have a hell of a day. Even if nothing dramatic happens, you'll still get your kicks off...I guarantee it.
So my most recent ride along was the craziest yet. We answered multiple calls where we had to turn on the lights and sirens and go really fast (although I wont say how fast, hee hee). It was fast enough to where I was white-knuckled in the passenger seat....and I loved every minute of it.
We pulled over speeding cars, we answered dispatch calls- one of which was a burglary alarm call, and multiple squad cars had to set up a perimeter around the location- this picture is of my police buddy waiting for the bad guys to come out. Check out the gun, people! Luckily for me, I had to stay in the car for that part.
The grand finale was at the end of our day. We answered a domestic call- a husband and wife were fighting. When we got there, the husband had taken off (gee, surprise!), and the wife answered the door. While the officers were talking to her, her largish pit bull comes running out of the house.
Um, yea, can you guess where this is going?
The dog ran right up to the officer I was riding with, sniffs, and then attacks. The dog is biting his foot and leg, and the cop is yelling to his collieges "Oww, oww, shoot him! Shoot him! Shoot the dog!" while the dog is rararawawraraing at his foot. They're kind of dancing around the pavement. The other officers had their guns out, but didn't shoot because of the dance the dog and the cop were doing. While all this is happening, I'm freaking out (because I'm standing right next to visious dog attacking cop), wondering if I should run or just kick that fucking dog.....
Anyway, long story short, the dog got tased. The dog got tased! My cop buddy was okay- his foot was bitten, his shoes and pants were ruined, and I almost had a friggin heart attack. The dog had to be taken away by animal control. In a way, I feel sad for the dog- she will probably have to be put down. I'm just glad she didn't hurt anyone. The bitten officer was very gracious about it, saying it wasn't the dog's fault, and she was just protecting her territory. But still. Pit Bull + biting you = pretty scary shit.
We had to cut the day short after that. Ha. It was one hell of a ride along. And it was only a day shift. I'm not really into being shot at or anything like that- after all, I'm just an ignorant civilian. That was more excitement than I've had all year. I guess that's what happens when you become a work-at-home mom. *sigh*
My next ride along project is going to be a swing shift. Yessssssss! Swing means I get to go out for the evening to middle-of-the-night shift. Cant wait for that one!