I was recently reviewing the funny/unusual police stories of the past year and found one of particular note.
In La Puente, CA a man being chased by police got on the roof of Wilford Burgess, an 83 year old grandfather. The cops tried everything including bringing in a crisis negotiator and, of course the “De-Escalation” techniques that seldom seem to work.
Borrowing a neighbors ladder he ascended to his roof an threw the dumb ass off. The LASD Captain on the scene said,” Mr Burgess got tired of his games and pushed him off his roof. He did what we couldn’t.”
Mr. Burgess’s granddaughter said “it didn’t surprise any of us. My grandpa is tough.”
I recently spoke with this fine man who said he would like to wish all law enforcement officers a very merry Christmas and a happy and safe new year.
Thanks Mr. Burgess…same to you!
STAY SAFE, BUCKLE UP, WEAR YOUR VEST AND TURN ON YOUR CAMERA!