Changes and Stuff

I am deploying soon.  Not to Iraq, as I had originally been told, though.  The deployment date has been moved up, too.  I am not thrilled with that, though I have calmed down considerably from when I found out Monday afternoon.  I blame that mood on the fact I had been up for nearly 24 hours.  I have accepted it for the most part, but I am still worried about who is going to be watching my fuzzballs while I am gone.

I am hoping the performance reports that I had to do on four of my troops will be closed out and signed by the time I leave.  I signed one today, so that leaves three more to be signed.  The reports keep getting sent back for corrections.  It is really interesting to compare the reports, too, and see which report got away with a certain style of writing, and which got sent back to me.  I am not going to say anything, but it is both amusing, and quite aggravating.

What else?

Well, I have been pulling a lot of patrol lately, for reasons unknown to me.  I am not complaining, but it had been at least four months since the last time I pulled patrol this frequently.

My partner and I busted one idiot for DUI last weekend.  I call this guy an idiot because it will be his fifth alcohol related charge.  Two prior DUIs and two (now three) refusals to submit to the intoxilyzer test (breath test).  This case was the third time I have either witnessed another patrolman terminate, or I have had to terminate the Field Sobriety Tests for safety reasons.  The idiot was swaying so badly during the eye test that he nearly fell over.  The guy was trying to get out of trouble by making my partner's job difficult.  First the guy somehow cut his wrist with the handcuffs and tried to say it was my partner's doing.  When that did not help him out, he got very uncooperative with my partner.  The lead patrolman had to keep going down there and dealing with the guy, because of the attitude the idiot was giving my partner.  Needless to say, I was quite thankful by the time the guy was released.  It should be interesting if he ends up trying to fight that in court.  I will be deployed by the time his court date comes around.

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About emeree

I am an Air Force veteran. I served as a Security Forces troop for nearly seven years and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant before separating in 2008. My tours of duty were in England and Oklahoma. I live in the Seattle area, which is where I grew up. I used my GI Bill and earned a degree from the University of Washington. I currently work in downtown Seattle and experience all the adventure that comes with that.
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