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Someday I'm gonna write a book

Early yesterday morning a guy got drunk in the wee hours and took a swan dive off the top of a barn. He was the same man two officers did CPR on after he demolished his car last year, so this was his second ride on a medivac helicopter. I hear they give you a t-shirt when you ride on Samaritan ... the most expensive t-shirt ever. So, what do you get for a second ride? A hat?

Yes, alcohol was involved.

On a much more tragic note, in the wee hours of this morning a man on a bicycle got t-boned while crossing Highway 3 near Avilla, by a car going at highway speeds. Still not sure what the contributing factors to that will be, but to say it didn't end well is putting it mildly.

Sometimes it's hard to internalize this stuff. That's a fancy way of saying work sucked.


Sep. 22nd, 2009 05:35 am (UTC)
That's the funny thing about it -- I was dispatching, not responding with the road units. There's that bit of a wall between the computer console and real life happenings, but even with that it gets to dispatchers after awhile, too. I've always said anyone who dispatches for more than ten years is nuts -- and I've been here since 1991.
Sep. 23rd, 2009 01:31 pm (UTC)
My best friend is a dispatcher for the Florida State Police. I count that as the front lines, Mark. You two have to deal with every call that comes in during your shift. My heart is there with you.
Sep. 24th, 2009 06:53 am (UTC)
yeah -- and unlike the road people, who generally deal with one thing at a time, we're often doing a juggling act in here!

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