My supervisor pulled someone over for a minor traffic violation yesterday evening. It was shortly after we got on shift. He ran the license plate, and it came back stolen. To make things more interesting, the driver had warrants out for his arrest, and drug paraphernalia was found in the vehicle. The driver was Army Reserve on active duty orders. He was getting ready to deploy. It is kind of scary to think people like him are in the military.
I can only imagine how big of a grin was on my supervisor's face afterwards. I would have enjoyed that incident, too. I honestly think this career field makes a person rather cynical and sadistic. We are amused by other people getting into trouble. It just does not seem right.
There were a few more incidents during the shift. A minor vehicle accident. A shoplifting involving one adult dependent and three juvenile civilians. A verbal altercation in base housing. After a while, things died down, and it got quiet.
I might be having a word with one of my new troops soon. He has a habit of leaving his weapon unattended. Another sergeant got rather annoyed with him about it this morning. This was after he had been told numerous times that he needed to keep his weapon with him, and had an exercise pulled on him to prove the point. I think I might end up "borrowing" it and seeing how long it takes him to notice that it is missing. I may have to do that next time I am his area supervisor.
Manning is good. A lot of our posts have been doubled up, and we have even been able to have people on training posts so they can get ready for their upcoming evaluations. I like the manning, but I wonder how long it will last.