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Police/Twitter, where are we now?

I fell into twitter.  I had started an account in 2009 to stalk formula one drivers because I realised you get emotion, you saw them in their leisure time, you got to know their thinking, you saw photos, all of which wouldn’t necessarily have been released by their media team.  Occasionally some scandal was created by a tweet from a disgruntled driver, how exciting!

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A traffic cop gives tickets out right? They also look into the eyes of the dead

A Beautiful Sunday morning in Devon.  I’m single crewed with guns in the safe and some traffic and Armed units out and about.  We are dual rolled in Devon and Cornwall.  Blessed with a lower crime rate than many but just as many fast roads so Traffic and Armed response go hand in hand.

10 o’clock and the scenery is passing much more quickly as I am on  my way to a collision between a car and a pedestrian.  It’s in a car park so can’t be too bad surely.  My armed response is there.  I strain at the radio to hear their tone of voice.  Hard as nails when they need to be, but soft as pussy cats when you bring in humanity, real people and families.

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