My brother-in-law, a retired Police Sgt., recently had the experience of sitting at a dining table with his ex-wife’s family, his ex-wife one side of him, and his girl friend on the other….
By Hal Collier LAPD, Retired
We are happy that 35-year veteran Hal Collier is sharing his ‘stories behind the badge’ with us.
Ok, so what does scare a knight in armor? Be prepared to be shocked.
First and foremost, the number one thing that scares a cop is that radio call, “Go to the Watch Commander.” Really, how bad can that be? You’ve spend half a shift doing everything right—well, maybe mostly right. You and your partner immediately go over all the radio calls and traffic stops you made that night. Did we piss off some tax paying citizen and he’s making a complaint? Did the Watch Commander discover that I missed court to go on that three day water skiing trip? Whatever, it can’t be good.
When I was the Watch Commander I would monitor the patrol units to…
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