This week, I want to share with you a story regarding some of my time spent as an Arson Investigator as a member of the Houston Fire Department. I jokingly refer in the title to Starsky & Hutch. The following few stories cover some of the adventures
You should know that as Arson Investigators, we were all State Certified Peace Officers and were required to carry a firearm(s), a weapon
Boom Boom and I were working an arson case that involved talking to several witnesses. This case was a little more difficult and not coming together so quickly and easily. One of our witnesses had subsequently been arrested for an unrelated offense and was in the local county jail. Boom Boom and I paid him a visit. We were led into a small private room. In this room, there were a couple of chairs and a large glass wall. Our witness, would come into an even smaller room where we could see him on the other side of the glass. There was a little vent in the glass that enabled us to speak to each other. He entered his area
There were several occasions throughout our time together that Boom Boom and I were assigned a case that would involve knocking on doors in various neighborhoods to ask questions to try and obtain information. Sometimes, there would be what most people would refer to as a "language barrier." I tried to not let that stand in my way. Ha!!! After all, we had enrolled in a class titled "Spanish for Police." Not a College Course mind you, more like a few hours during one particular week. I absolutely came away from our class feeling like I could speak two
As I stated earlier, you can work in what can be a very serious and sometimes dangerous job, but still have fun and that's just how Boom Boom and I rolled. Boom Boom had his moments too and I could have some fun here, but I better stop right here and leave it at that. Starsky & Hutch??? I don't know about that, but we did have fun.
Photos: Some pics of mine and Donna's recent trip to Galveston...
|A "Boogie" Board-er at the Beach|
|Galveston's Pleasure Pier|
|What I would call "The Crazy People"|
|The "Wheel" lit up...|
|A night time view of the Pier...|
Libations Anyone???: For my buddy, Boom Boom... A "new" Wine Lover, thanks to his recent Fiance' that has converted him. Among his favorites: a chilled white wine, perfect for these hot summer evenings, from Messina Hof Winery. Don't even ask me how to pronounce this: Just enjoy some chilled Gewurztraminer.
Music: Boom Boom and his Fiance' love live music. And there is a local band that plays in their area quite a bit and is well known in Houston. And they love this band... Give a listen to the Buck Yeager Band