Today I drove to Joshua Tree, CA to help support a TI who is trying to get a permanent restraining order against a perp. This is the longest road trip I’ve taken in the past 2 years and the “first responder” perps were in full target hardon mode. I used to feel pride and respect when I saw first responders, now I just feel ashamed for them.
0655 am- Staged accident at 76 West and Airport road w/ at least 3 patrol cars, lights flashing. All lanes closed on West side for 1/4 mile. 3 deputies standing in intersection redirecting all traffic South onto Airport Rd. Traffic backed up on 76 West for miles. (I am driving East.)
0710 am- Passed 2 patrol cars in quick succession driving on 76 West at Gird Rd.
0739 am- Passed by silver Crown Victoria with “K-9 UNIT” written in red and rear window on 215 North.
0810 am- Passed by Firetruck w/ flashing lights at 60 East and Dayton Rd. exit.
0917 am- “Traffic stop” patrol car stopped on right shoulder 62 East.
0932 am- Sheriff Dept. Utility truck sitting at red light at entrance to courthouse, 62 East and white feather Rd. Joshua Tree, CA.
1114 am- Passed by private ambulance at 62 West and Hilton Rd.
1140 am- Passed by firetruck while sitting in Denny’s on Hwy. 62.
115 pm- 2 police SUV’s parked side by side on Hwy. median, facing highway 60 West of exit 117. Simultaneously passed by patrol car driving on 60 East.
127 pm- Passed by private ambulance 10 West.
302 pm- Passed by patrol car driving on 15 North at exit 34.
320 pm- “Traffic stop” Patrol car stopped on right shoulder 15 South.
338 pm- Passed by unmarked (official) Law enforcement vehicle at Via De La Valle and I-5 ramp. Possible CHP or Federal agency.
845 pm- Passed by private ambulance Torrey Pines Rd.
905 pm- “Traffic Stop” one patrol car on right shoulder w/ flashing lights Encinitas Blvd. and Quail Gardens Dr.