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Posted on November 19 at 2:32 p.m.
@blahblahmoreblah, I agree, I rode Explorer Patrol with (Then) Officer Paterson, still part of the SWAT (SAT) team as we rolled on a silent alarm at (now) ROBO Bank at 5956 Calle Real, Goleta in 1984. He handed me the Cruiser 12 Gauge Shotgun with Double-Buck, posted me on the side walk next to the walkway leading to the Front doors and told me, "If anyone other than me walks out? Shoot'em". He then drove around to the rear and after about 15 intense minutes, Officer Paterson walked out with a Cat in one hand and an AR-16 in other (No I did not shoot anybody). Another time, we answered a Death Note call off of Old San Marcos Pass Rd., where I served the Notice of Deceased to a family of Five (minus-1), who was run off the Pass by....you guess it, a drunk driver (DUI). Officer Paterson stood next to me as I read the note and then explained the accident to the grieving family as a 16 year old watched noticeable shaken.He was usually the Officer I was assigned to when I rode at least once a Month to the "Officer on Patrol", requirement of the Explorer Post 350. It was a real honor to be his second officer all those years.Sincerely, Charles John Rautio
On Undersheriff Don Patterson Retires
Posted on November 19 at 6:45 a.m.
On What pet should go in the new Indy terrarium?
Posted on November 17 at 9:14 a.m.
All talk, no action...
On S.B. Joining National Campaign to Reduce Homelessness
Posted on November 12 at 8:52 p.m.
Thank you Vic, for this piece. I work among Vets daily here at the DIA in DC, they seem to have it easier telling me their war stories probably cause I am appear to be an Ex-soldier myself but missed too many opportunities go join. The latest War in the Middle East is bringing home additional wounded that medicine can't heal and with the VA being so ineffective to these young and older Vets, we here in this Administration have done them all wrong. There is a bright spot, the Wounded Warrior Program is helping but only from the Volunteers that support it, maybe the next Administration will be a much better one than the failure we've had so far but only time and much better Candidates will prove the day.
On The Vet Next Door
Posted on November 12 at 6:21 p.m.
There is not much more an unarmed security officer and a radio or Cell phone couldn't do than concerned citizen with photo-capable smart phone and the Police Non-Emergency number on speed dial could do, take your picture and send it to the Police along with an update, just be on hand to either write the report (I'm fully capable of doing) or have the Officer write it and then show up in Court if it goes any further.
On Biz on State Unhindered
Posted on November 12 at 6:03 p.m.
Pillars of the Latin Community!
On Mexican Mafia, Meth, and Murder Plans
Posted on November 12 at 5:28 p.m.
Every Countries Terrorist is another Countries Patriot!
On Simple End to ISIS
Posted on November 12 at 5:27 a.m.
Wow! The Witching Hour is the Evil hour for Overloading on Junk food! I get that and a spoonful of Peanut-butter kill's that craving in a heartbeat, then again, a bowl of Steamed (Microwaved) Vegetables does the trick and is healthy but then again, I'm Diabetic and have to stay away from sugary foods especially during the dreaded Holidays...
On The Witching Hour
Posted on November 10 at 12:21 p.m.
OMG! No LONGER Party Heaven! There goes the Playboy Title as the Most Happening University in America on Halloween(1984-1988)!!!!
On Halloween in Isla Vista
Posted on November 8 at 6:54 p.m.
I have already sent in my complaint over Bull shyte complaint issues, I received my notice for an interview this Monday....
On Piteous Dogs