Tuesday, January 16, 2007

It's Official

Today marks the end of my year-long probationary period. I am now an official full-time, genuine, certified, approved, police officer. I'll still be considered a rookie for another year or so but am happy to no longer be a probationary employee. I can hardly believe a whole year has passed since I graduated from the police academy. Like they say, "Time flies when you're having gun."

You know you live in a nice apartment complex when you see this courteous notice affixed to the window of the manager's apartment.

God forbid you're a tennant with a legitimate need to communicate with management. Aside from the grammatical and spelling errors, I was touched by the sincerity, availability and professionalism of this manager.

I was almost enticed to slip a police card under the door stating something like: "The city police were here to inform you of the tragic accident involving one of your family members. We intended on providing you with critical information about the condition of your loved one. Additionally, medical personnel are unable to proceed with emergency treatment until certain pertinant information is received from you. When it is convenient, would you please consider contacting police so the proper medical care can be initiated? We apologize for the imposition and hope we did not disturb you."

Here's something most of you will never see in person:
If you instantly recognized the contents at the bottom of this plastic container as bullet fragments removed from the body of an armed robbery suspect, you've been spending too much time watching 'Forensic Files.'

The bullets are being impounded as evidence in case the 'alleged' robber goes to trial (yes, he survived the gunshots.)


At January 16, 2007 7:29 AM, Blogger Brandon said...

Congratulations on passing your probationary period!

At January 16, 2007 8:15 AM, Blogger *Goddess* said...

Congrats, Officer!

"Get a piece of paper, write your business to whom and who you are, whom you'll be.." Holy hell. Sounds like it was written by an English major;)

At January 16, 2007 2:24 PM, Blogger whimsicalnbrainpan said...


LMAO! I almost wish you had left the management a note like that. I love your sense of humor!

At January 16, 2007 4:05 PM, Anonymous gamma said...

Congratulations, Gary! It doesn't seem like a year has gone by. I'm glad you still love the job. Be safe.

At January 17, 2007 12:41 AM, Blogger Rebecca said...

1) Congratulations on passing probation!

2) Some officers will feel you are a rookie for at least 5 more years.

3) Hilarious story about manger of complex.

4)I don't know why I felt the need to number my comments....

At January 17, 2007 1:47 PM, Blogger Warrior Knitter said...


At January 19, 2007 11:32 AM, Blogger russkal said...

Congratulations Officer Gary!

"Time flies when you're having gun." -

At January 20, 2007 8:37 PM, Blogger Meander said...

a big congrats to you! way to go!


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