Posts filed under: Field Stories

It’s funny how the full moon tends to bring out the crazies. Like this one time my partner and I got multiple calls for a man disturbing the peace. Mr....
WARNING- The following article contains adult language!-WARNING “Officer Meraz, have you ever read Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink?” A woman asked me that in response to some story I posted...
People ask me if being a cop is hard. Well, sometimes you have to hold it. The restroom of course… you have to hold it until you are able to...
In the lobby of a hospital rape treatment center with a young woman crying.  I don’t know how we can make her feel better, but due to the principles we...
Two years after leaving the Marine Corps, I find myself sitting on a used couch in a tiny sweaty apartment in North Hollywood… AC is expensive.  The year is 2014...
I once had a radio call of a child with “oppositional defiance disorder.”  After her mom explained to me what a “monster” her child had turned out to be, I...
In an otherwise quiet residential neighborhood in Los Angeles, Mr. Winston, 62, sat handcuffed in his wheelchair on the sidewalk in front of his home. It was 4 a.m. when...
0200 hours, 15 minutes to end of watch, and the radio blares, “4A15, be advised shots heard in the area of Broadway and Griffin.” While it’s common to get a...
“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” -T.S. Elliot ...
“Be the type of person that when your feet touch the floor in the morning, the devil says, ‘aww shit… they’re up.'” -Dwayne Johnson One of the things that keeps...