This week in Boulder, Colorado, another Police Officer gave his life in the line of duty. He didn't hesitate to race towards the danger while others ran to safety. There are people in this country who would defund Law Enforcement completely. I expect those individuals never to dial 911. Joseph Shanklin March 25, 2021
Well, here I go again, preparing for another series of dangers. This weekend we're expecting a snowstorm in Colorado. The forecast calls for 1-3 feet of snow here in the Metro Area and twice that in the foothills. I don't usually work weekends, but this week I'll be working all seven days. My employer went … Continue reading Playing In A Blizzard
I posted something recently about automobile accidents. In that piece, I wrote, "the two direct causes of crashes are following too closely and distracted driving." I'm going to add a third; selfishness. While patrolling Interstate 225 Friday evening, I was dispatched to a Multi-vehicle Accident [MVA] without injuries. Being dispatched to a crash during rush … Continue reading It’s All Fun And Games Until . . .
Following ten weeks of towing vehicles to the impound for law enforcement, my employer moved me back to the Interstate Highway a few weeks ago. Once again, I'm a Courtesy Patrol Driver for CDOT. When someone breaks down, runs out of gas, gets a flat tire, or crashes into another vehicle, we show up. For … Continue reading I’m Not Superman, But I Did Stay At A Holiday Inn Express Last Week
There were 104 murders in Denver during 2020. Crime here in The Mile High City is out of control. The metro area has become a Mecca for stolen cars and trucks. I recently spent ten weeks towing Stolen/Recovered Vehicles to The Denver Impound. Criminals are not being held in jail or given a bond. Instead, … Continue reading Responding To Crime In Denver
Our Medical Professionals will be receiving the Covid-19 vaccination soon. I hope and pray this poorly tested vaccine does not have any harmful side effects. The thought of a nation(s) without an adequate medical infrastructure is unfathomable. Well, sometimes, I worry too much. Pictured: Santa's Wonderland, Houston TX. Joseph Shanklin December 17, 2020
For nearly two years, I've been building a new [sober] life for myself. I've had as much as ten years sobriety before, but this is the first time I have known with complete absolution, that I do not have any desire to self-medicate. If you would have asked me two years ago how I felt … Continue reading Cheering For The [Blue] Underdog