Friday, July 1, 2011

Gun Collar

Beav got his first gun collar last night! Unfortunately, because of some specifics the guy will not be charged with it but will be charged with something else. I'm not fully versed in the police language or the attorneys for that matter so I am not exactly sure what occurred. However, I do know that Beav got a gun collar on his record in his first year of being a police officer! I am very proud :) He is exhausted though - he was awake for 32 hours straight and was at work for 26 hours.

I believe I have written before about them getting stuck being at work and awake for 24 hours straight. I hate the idea and think it is so unhealthy for all police officers, doctors, nurses, anyone who works a position where they can get stuck working very long shifts. Not only is it physically unhealthy but Beav has about a 45 min to 1 1/2 hour drive home where he is putting himself and everyone else on the road at risk. There are always stories in the news how people have fallen asleep while driving. Luckily, Beav made it home safe, I gave him an airbourne to give his system a little boost, and he went off to sleep.

Seriously though - there should be rules against 24 hour days!

1 comment:

  1. I haven't heard the term gun collar here! lol.

    My husband does a lot of 24+ hour shifts when he works his cases as a detective. Even back when he was in the flex squad. For him, when things get going, he is very focused and driven by the adrenaline. It keeps him awake and on task. If he starts to feel drowsy and not on the ball, he'll take a cat nap or call in a favor rather than risk damaging an arrest. It's probably how your Beav is too.

    The drive homes are rough. Early on, he would call to keep him awake but now his job is so involved that it takes the drive home for him to wind down to sleep wen he gets home.