Cops in action

Now I know why the sign by the Welfare office on 28th and Q says “CAUTION.”
I was walking by there today on my daily stroll, and noted an unusual grouping of three Deputy Sheriffs who were rapidly approaching in my direction. This made me pause and look. The deputies were advancing on a man in a long-sleeved red shirt who was arguing with them. They yelled at him to put his hands up, and then, after more yelling, body-slammed him to the ground. Another deputy was looking for a weapon under a truck nearby. The security guard from the building across the street told me there had been a fight and someone allegedly had a gun.

I decided to turn and walk in the other direction, especially when guns were mentioned. I’m not one to ignore signs of danger. Nope, the CAUTION sign was right on target.

And my final thoughts on this were at how tough a cop’s job must be–lots of yelling and testosterone and danger. Enough with the donut jokes out there, people–unless those three cops who made the arrest today enjoy eating donuts. In that case the donuts are on me. Thanks, officers.

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  1. Gary Reed (unregistered) on December 18th, 2007 @ 12:46 pm

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