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Fire In The Hole

By Wyatt Earp | December 27, 2005

Any second thoughts I may have had about this promotion died recently after hearing about the b.s. going on in my old district. It’s bad enough that cops are getting into fistfights after roll call and the toads are still being taken care of, but when Partner #1 told me this story, I ran for the duct tape.

A few weeks ago, she was working a wagon with her new partner (BLASPHEMY!) when a call came in for a house fire. They arrived on location (the fire department had the wrong address and was not yet there) and went inside to find the resident trying to put out an oven fire with towels! The resident spoke little English. Partner #1 got the woman out of the home, and raced back into the smoke-filled residence to extinguish the fire. She ran into the kitchen and put out most of the flames as the firefighters arrived on the scene. Pretty damned brave if you ask me.

Partner #1′s sergeant arrived on the scene, and after hearing the incredible story of the wagon crew’s actions, TOLD THEM TO GO BACK ON PATROL!The sector car will handle this. You guys are done here.” No recognition of the bravery. No concern for their well-being. Nada.

Let’s recap: two officers run into a burning building, evacuate the resident, and put out the fire. The least their supervisor could have done was say, “Good job.” And they wonder why morale is so low.

Topics: The Job | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “Fire In The Hole”

  1. rt Says:
    December 27th, 2005 at 8:54 pm

    Ok, so in a year when there are so many murders and the usual house fires that hardly turn out with a good ending….ANYWAY!!!! Same ol shite, different day. I’m glad that everything turned out well. It would be nice to see good news like this on the news. I’m a little tired of the blood.

  2. SK Says:
    December 28th, 2005 at 8:46 am

    Where was the media with a NICE cop story? Yeah right:)

  3. Pop Says:
    December 28th, 2005 at 4:51 pm

    A month from now the LT. will get an award for it, and the 2 cops will be walking because of budget cuts.

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 28th, 2005 at 7:43 pm

    RT – The news isn’t interested in the good things civil servants (and soldiers) do. Never were.

    SK – Never happen, babe.

    Pop – You sir, are a man of wisdom. That’s EXACTLY what will happen.