Officer Murphy was driving over the bridge at the Edens Expressway while patrolling the west end of the district.  Traffic was slowing, and people were rubber-necking to catch a glimpse of the accident below on the expressway.  The car in front of him came to an abrupt halt, blocked traffic, and stared at the scene below.

Murphy allowed him to absorb the activity and, after a liberal amount of time he beeped his horn.  The honk was met with the one-finger salute.  Murphy initially thought his blue and white squad car was invisible, but then he realized he had just found the stupidest person in the city. Murphy flipped the switch and activated the blue lights.  He tapped the siren for a couple of quick bursts and was now making a traffic stop on his one-fingered friend.

 

STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES

While standing at his car door, Murphy realized just how incredibly stupid this fellow really was. Lying on the passenger seat was a couple of clear plastic baggies.  As Murphy removed him from the car, he could see the “I screwed up” expression on Stupid’s face.  After he was secure, Murphy retrieved a bag of grass and another baggy of powered cocaine.

After yelling at this young man for a minute or two, Murphy realized he did not have to do anything further.  This guy was grimacing in agony at the mere thought of losing his newly acquired, but not yet paid for, drugs.

Murphy walked him to the nearest sewer and ordered him to empty the baggies into the manhole.  He begged and pleaded; he was nearly crying when he explained he was sorry about the one-finger salute.

 

LINING THE SEWER WITH $200 OF YOUR HARD-EARNED CASH

Murphy’s point was made after he disposed of Stupid’s goods and allowed him to leave the scene with only a verbal warning. He was now about two hundred dollars in debt for drugs that were making their way through the sewer system of Chicago.   Murphy felt satisfied that in the future Stupid would look before antagonizing his fellow motorists.

Smile and the whole world smiles with you!

To all my brothers and sisters in blue, lock and load and protect one another. And as always, stay safe.

 

“Above all, it’s about going home at the end of the shift … “

We couldn’t agree more.

 


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