Posts tagged with: police life

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...
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...
Too many people focus on preparing for the academy, believing it to be the ultimate achievement.  It’s an achievement alright, but the real challenge begins when you hit the streets...
“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 ...
Every time we don our uniform, we are at war with a force more evil than crime itself.  I don’t know what it is,  but we all feel it.  There...
“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...
A college kid came up to me at a coffee shop once (I didn’t have my bullet proof coffee that day) and said “Hey, Officer Meraz, I recognize you from...