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Re: Women Raped After 911 Call. No Officers Available Due To Tax Cuts.
« Reply #25 on: June 09, 2013, 10:23:50 am »
Yep. Happens all the time in the far reaches of the mountains of Western NC near the Tennessee line. We have counties like the above and one or two deputies, if that, on duty. Provided they aren't already on a call, it may take them 30 minutes minimum on a good night to reach an emergency. On the main Cherokee reservation we have 24 hour coverage but down in the Snowbird section in Robbinsville and the Cherokee county tribal lands near Murphy and Andrews, our offficers work 12noon - 12 mid and overlap with another officer 6a-6p so there is a gap of coverage from midnight to 6a and the officer has to respond from home during that six hours.

Even on the main Cherokee rez, our officers may be tied up waaaay up on Rough Branch (toward Maggie Valley on US19) on a fight, domestic, etc. and we get a call up at the top of Big Cove 15 miles away on winding mountain roads that would give a Grand Prix driver fits. Add the man power shortage (today I am two short due to leave and illness) and I have a grand total of three officers to police a transient summer population of 150,000 and two counties. That's if Snowbird doesn't call and need help and we don't get a mental commitment we have to babysit.
 
This is just one of many reasons why the 2nd Amendment is so important to me. We are on our own until help arrives, if it arrives. Shortages happen for many reasons and its only going to get worse as lack of suitable new LEO candidates hits, money is even harder to come by, current LEO's get tired of the BS and walk away and crime/workload increases. Besides, having 24 hour coverage and enough coverage at that, is a modern convenience that wasn't around in my grandfather's day when he was a deputy sheriff back in the late 40's and 50's. Society is degenerating and we are falling back to "them days."
Thank you for posting this.  Those of us not in law enforcement or not from a background that would give us knowledge of it really have no idea what the day to day grind is like for you folks.  We see the dramatic stuff on the news or shake our heads and comment on things like the OP on the internet but our perception is often one we formed without any real idea of what our LEO's deal with today. 

I for one am thankful for the folks who go in harm's way on our behalf and doubly so when I get a glimpse of what that job actually entails.   
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    Re: Women Raped After 911 Call. No Officers Available Due To Tax Cuts.
    « Reply #26 on: June 09, 2013, 02:07:33 pm »
    No, thank you sir
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    « Reply #27 on: June 09, 2013, 05:09:48 pm »

    This is just one of many reasons why the 2nd Amendment is so important to me. We are on our own until help arrives, if it arrives. Shortages happen for many reasons...

    Thanks sarge712 for all the insights.  How far can dispatchers advise callers in trouble over the phone?  I imagine there's some legal/liability restrictions though.

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    Re: Women Raped After 911 Call. No Officers Available Due To Tax Cuts.
    « Reply #28 on: June 09, 2013, 10:34:58 pm »
    Estimated that close to 800k to 2 million assaults/rapes/muggings/home invasions are stopped by the mere brandishing of a firearm.
    The simple escalated threat that says, "Not today! So back the fluff off!" in big bold meaning.
    People just want to be left alone and not messed with.
    No intimidation. No threats. No name calling or harassment.
    Live and let live.
    It's just that there are some people who get a kick out of being loud, moronic, badarses and wish to prove it.
    It's these people who perceive some un-named 'slight' or insult and go bananas over nothing and cause trouble.
    You LEO's know who these people are.
    The ones who can't let it go.
    They have to push it all the way to prove their point of view/causation/etc...
    Ignore them, they break a window.
    Keep to yourself, they steal your car.
    Anything and everything to piss you off or press your buttons.
    And when they get caught or hurt in the process?
    You are to blame.





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