October is upon us, and I cannot help but wonder, where has 2012 gone? I recall an article I read awhile back where the topic was, “enjoy each meal, because it just may be your last.” While this seems grim nothing could be further from the truth. We are reminded of the turbulent times nearly every waking moment via television, newspaper or Facebook all of which seem to be different conduits of information that are not always conducive to achieving a state of contentment.
The article reminisced on the fact that as police officers, we encounter dangerous situations many of which can be life-threatening. Domestic disturbances, intoxicated or sleepy drivers on the roadways, robbery alarms, prowlers, and “routine” traffic stops, just to name a few. Imagine if you will, a vehicle traveling up the truck route with a headlight out seems like a simple traffic stop no worries. Unbeknownst to the officer, the vehicle is transporting illegal drugs and the driver is committed to delivering them after all, his life depends on it. Suddenly, what may seem routine has very deadly consequences that officer, a few hours prior, may have experienced his/her last meal.
Sitting at a bus stop in Las Vegas, waiting for your morning bus ride to your place of employment, an intoxicated driver loses control and kills several people again several people had previously experienced his/her last meal unbeknownst to them.
I am not suggesting nor trying to instill fear into anyone Boulder City is, and I believe will continue to be, a great place to live, work and visit; however, be alert someday you will have your last meal let it be a good one, with people you care about and enjoy.
Speaking of great meals, The Friends of Boulder City Police Department are having their first CSI Evening. The event is being held at the Boulder Dam Hotel on October 20 and includes dinner, hunting for clues throughout the hotel, and tickets to CSI, The Experience at MGM Grand. Tickets and additional information can be ordered via their website at www.friendsofbcpd.org
Until next month, stay safe!
John Chase can be reached via his e-mail address at Jchase@bcnv.org.