Thursday, March 30, 2006

His First Arrest!!!

FINALLY!!!!

I guess for purposes of this blog I should come up with a name for my husband rather than to keep referring to him as "my husband". So, for purposes of this blog, I'll call him "Joe".

Anyway, Joe got his first arrest the other night. He was working mids and pulled over someone who weaving. That's right, DWI. By the time they got him to the station, etc, his BAC was something like .10. According to Joe, it was almost like two hours after he was initially stopped so I could only imagine what it was then. Joe said that the guy was very cooperative and compliant during the whole process.

I'll keep you posted....

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Calm Before the Storm???

Unfortunately there isn't much to write about. His first few weeks were just spent getting to know his FTO (Field Training Officer) and his sector. They were busy, don't get me wrong, but nothing really exciting to talk about here. He just started working the midnight shift so I suspect things will pick up as the weather warms up, especially on Friday and Saturday nights. Will make for a very interesting summer, that's for sure!! At least he will have a few months experience under his belt when summer arrives. He'll also be finished with the FTO program so he'll be on his own as well.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Here we go.....

My objective in creating this blog is to chronicle the highs and lows of my husband's journey as he begins his second career as a police officer. I thought it would be interesting to begin this blog on the day he graduates from the police academy so my first official post will be Thursday.

First things first, a little about him. For the sake of anonomity I'm going to keep it as generic as possible.

This is the beginning of his second career, his first one being the U.S. military. He retired after 23 years, serving both in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy. At 42 years old, he was the second oldest in his police academy class. As far as where he works, let's just say that it is a suburb to a very large east coast city.

More to follow...