Late one night while working on patrol,
I received a call that made my blood run cold.
“There’s a man with a gun” the dispatcher did
“You need to respond, go right away.”
I drove towards the address and had the area in
I was trying to envision,
Just what I might find.
He could be a murderer, he could be a thief,
But whatever his purpose he was going to cause
I arrived on the scene and began to look
But the man with the gun was nowhere to be
My adrenaline was slowing, there would be no
But farther down the road awaits another
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dan Russ is a retired
law enforcement officer in Southern
California having worn a uniform for 31
years. The majority of his time he worked
as a deputy sheriff with the Ventura County
Sheriff's Office. After 26 years, he traded
in the tan and green for the dark blue
uniform worn by officers of the CSU Channel
Islands Police Department in Camarillo.