Senior Officers Lu and Breise are dispatched to a home for an unknown problem but are given a few vague details including an elderly man who was seen crawling to a car and screaming that was heard over the phone. Upon arrival, the officers stop a car from leaving the scene and discover that the elderly male driver is both injured and intoxicated. An emotional witness explains to officers that she brought the drunk driver to her home to recover from a previous car accident he caused. However, he became belligerent and began to argue with her housemate over alcohol. The housemate in question admits that the inebriated man spit on him, provoking him to punch the driver and cause the injuries to his face. The driver is adamant that he wants the housemate charged, despite being the one who instigated the fight. After gathering all the facts, officers decide to arrest the housemate on the grounds that he had no right to hit the driver, even if he did have it coming. The housemate is arrested for assault, but he tries to lighten the situation and tells his roommates to enjoy the pork chops he prepared for dinner.
Senior Police Officer
Des Moines Police Department
Des Moines, IA
Why Law Enforcement
After graduating high school I attended a four year college. As I grew and matured I began to immensely appreciate the hard work that police officers put in every day to make our communities safe. I knew I wanted to lead a life where I could give back to others. I chose law enforcement.
Best part of the job
The best part about my job is being able to help good, honest people in a variety of ways every day.
I like to relax, read, workout, practice Judo, play guitar, grill premium meats, and spend quality time with close friends.
“The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.”