Shooting Spree in Memphis Forces Citywide Lockdown

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here” ~ William Shakespeare (“The Tempest: Act 1, Scene 2.) EDIT: I started this specific post the day after the shooting but between work, school, and ongoing updates at the time regarding this specific event, I put it down for a while. If anyone didn’t know better,Continue reading “Shooting Spree in Memphis Forces Citywide Lockdown”

The Newspaper Article

Let me start off by saying, I know I’m a day late and a dollar short in blogging. I’ve been busy. I mean, like I look up and it’s bedtime, or way past it and I still have so much to do before I stop for the night. It’s been that way for over aContinue reading “The Newspaper Article”

I’m looking for YOU!

Howdy y’all! Happy Saturday! I’ve got a yard eagerly waiting on me to come mow and so I’m finding any sorta busy work to keep from doing it. Sigh. Anyways…I wanted to come on here and ask a big favor of y’all cause y’all are some of the coolest folks I know. I am lookingContinue reading “I’m looking for YOU!”

Bartlett PD Citizens Police Academy, The Graduation

It’s official, y’all. I’m now a graduate of the Bartlett PD Citizens Police Academy as of April 14th, 2022. I also received an extra award I wasn’t even aware would be handed out, nor that knew I even QUALIFIED for. More on THAT in a bit. (Let’s just say Ole Cap had some fun atContinue reading “Bartlett PD Citizens Police Academy, The Graduation”

Bartlett PD Citizens Police Academy, Field Day!

Public Disclaimer: if you’ve ever wanted to drive a police car like you stole it and NOT get arrested, or shoot a pistol, rifle or shotgun like a sharp shooter taking down a fugitive barricaded inside a house with hostages, this is the day you’ve been waiting for. Y’all. Outside of my singing tour inContinue reading “Bartlett PD Citizens Police Academy, Field Day!”

Bartlett PD Citizens Police Academy Week 6, Part 2, SWAT

The second half of this class was all about the SWAT division and man, was it cool! Men decked out in SWAT gear with their big-ass guns and vehicles and vests and manliness and whatnots. YAAEESSSS! Sign me UPPPP! Testosterone for daaaayyysss! It was what I’d imagine it’s like having the Extraction team there inContinue reading “Bartlett PD Citizens Police Academy Week 6, Part 2, SWAT”

Bartlett PD Citizens Police Academy Week 3

I can’t believe we’ve already completed 3 weeks of this course. It’s going by so fast and I’m loving every minute of it. Last night was definitely fun. We learned about Radar/Traffic Enforcement, Crisis Intervention Training and then the highly anticipated K-9 training. Having graduated from the Memphis PD Citizens Police Academy in November, I’mContinue reading “Bartlett PD Citizens Police Academy Week 3”

Bartlett PD Citizen Police Academy, Week 1

Back in November ’21, I graduated from a 9 week Citizen Police Academy (CPA) course held by the Memphis Police Department at my local precinct. It was a blast, I learned a lot, made some new friends, and it was my first “real” adventure out with strangers since the pandemic hit. It was also veryContinue reading “Bartlett PD Citizen Police Academy, Week 1”