Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Good Police Work
Is not just about catching miscreants, it's all about being aware, and thinking.
And it is thanks to good police work, my cousin, Billy, is on his way to a full recovery.
On Friday, the 16th, an off duty police office noticed a piece of mangled bike on the side of the highway/main road. The office stopped, made a U turn to check it out, and found my critically injured cousin crawling out of ditch. He had several broken bones, (we are, as a family, stubborn, pig headed and strong lot. This can be a failing; but put us to the test, run us down, break our bones, and we crawl out of the ditch and keep going!) and a cracked helmet-(but an intact head!).
In addition to the mangled bike on the road, there was more bike in the ditch, and there was also part of car's bumper, too.
First things first, the officer assisted my cousin, and called for an ambulance. Later a “Be on the Lookout” was issued for a car missing parts—the car (and driver) were found. (but that another story about good police work.)
I know, every day, police officers everywhere, are doing good police work. But Today, a special shout out of thank to the Ann Arbor Michigan ones.
My son is a cyclist, too, and while he is off pedaling in California, when I drive, I treat every cyclist I encounter (here in NY) as if he were MY SON. For certain, every cyclist is someones son, some ones daughter, some ones father, someones mother. Good police work can only do so much. Here is a small reminder to respect the rights of cyclist on the road.