A Story: You’re done…Turn In Your Badge And Gun

“It’s Thanksgiving Day 2015, it’s 8 am and Dave calls me. “Meet me at Starbucks.” He knows I don’t like that place, but he insist by telling me everything they have is “dee-lish-ous!” Of course, he’s purposely is lisping the word “delicious” to emphasize just how good it is. I agree and we go inside. I tell him to pick me out something he thinks I’ll like. Leave it to Dave; he asked them to make it special. I had no clue what that meant.

We get our Lady drinks and head to the Home Depot parking lot, our usual meeting place and local wifi hotspot. All of the sudden he sees this homeless guy walking out of the display sheds in the parking lot. I asked him if he was going to say something to the guy and Dave proceeds to get out of his squad car. As a habit, I turn my in car camera on just in case something goes wrong.

I’m sipping on my lady drink and I see this guy yelling at Dave at the top of his lungs and I can’t stop laughing. Dave looks at me dumbfounded like: “what the heck is up with this guy?” I get out of my car and Dave and this guy are in a wrestling match. Dave is screaming: “I was just going to give you a ride!” Dave was that kind of guy, always helping others.

After Dave arrested the guy, it turns out the guy was injured during their scuffle. Dave was so scared he was in trouble because the crazy guy got hurt. He kept asking me: “Am I going to get on trouble”? I couldn’t resist the temptation so with a stern face I said: ” You’re done. Go to sergeant’s  office and turn in your badge and gun.” Well, he goes to see the sergeant, and sergeant just laughs at him.

A few hours later, I get a phone call from Dave and he proceeds to tell me what he really thinks of me. I’ve never laughed so hard.

I love ya, “Bro”

Ray H., Euless PD

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