Taking the high road

The country just finished a long weekend to celebrate those who gave their lives in service to this great country.

Those of us in Public Service spent this time being extra vigilant and on-duty to assist in getting the citizens to and from their destinations safely and with a minimum of inconvenience.

While it is tempting to jump onboard when you hear others chastising officers, firefighters, dispatchers, TSA workers, private security guards and others in the service industries — it takes more effort to take the high road.

Please remember these people often put their own lives on hold and pull extra duty, over and above their normal 12-hour shifts, to make sure you are able to enjoy yours.

I have found the majority to be kind and dedicated workers and compassionate beyond words when needed.

It’s easy to see what is wrong with a person or a situation but, just for now, can we please take a minute to stop and tell these folks ‘Thank you’ because, believe me, they don’t hear it nearly enough.

Thank you in advance for being part of the solution and not part of the problem.

Thursday, May 19. Disturbance: The caller states the neighbor is “running around” making threats to “get even” at 4:31 a.m. in the 700 block of Elm Street.

Drunk: Reporting party would like to have a check on a woman who fell in the street and the infant that was with her and is now crawling up the street at 1:21 p.m. in the area of 900 Utah Street.

Thought for the day: Hard to remain anonymous with threats at that time of the morning.

Friday, May 20. Suspicious: A subject is spotted trying to break in to a house at 12:39 p.m. in the 1600 block of Cedar Drive.

Destruction of Property: The caller reports a relative threw a rock through the window when she wouldn’t open the door at 8:46 p.m. in the 1300 block of Georgia Avenue.

Thought for the Day: Wonder how the story would change if granny carried her own rocks?

Saturday, 21. Animal: ACO on the way to the animal hospital with a dog rescued from Eldorado Canyon at 10:52 a.m. in the 900 block of Adams Boulevard.

Assist Other Jurisdiction: Officers join forces to arrest DUI drivers at 11 p.m. in the area of U.S. Highway 95 and Sunset Road.

Thought for the Day: Today it is Henderson getting concentrated efforts … soon coming to a road near you!

Sunday, 22. DUI: Officers start the morning off with a driver over the limit at 12:31 a.m. in the 600 block of Avenue C.

Vehicle Crash: Some very lucky occupants of both vehicles after one doesn’t notice the light and the other accelerates as soon as their light turns green at 4:16 p.m. in the area of Veterans Memorial Drive and U.S. Highway 93.

Thought for the Day: Sometimes it pays to take an extra second or two to make sure those oncoming cars are actually stopping.

Monday, 23. Vehicle Crash: Officers respond to a vehicle crash where the vehicle remains but the driver is “at large” at 7:16 a.m. in the area of Del Prado Drive and Utah Street.

Stolen Vehicle: The owner goes out to find that his older model Saturn was missing at 10:16 a.m. in the 800 block of Del Rey Drive.

Thought for the Day: The vehicle is later located in Las Vegas and the plate is on another stolen vehicle in Henderson.

Tuesday, 24 Abandoned Vehicle: A “borrowed” U-Haul is located and the proprietors are surprised to find it is missing at 11:03 a.m. in the 1600 block of Nevada Highway.

Vagrant: The wanted subject picks the wrong time and the wrong place to “hang out” and his buddy is wanted too at 1:24 p.m. in the 1600 block of Nevada Highway.

Thought for the Day: The best way to save gas is a two-fer.

Wednesday, 25 Animal: Officers are out with two dogs and the officer can’t get the speckled one to cooperate at 8:10 a.m. in the area of Avenue I and Eighth Street.

Assist Other: A call is received from another agency asking for us to be on the lookout for (BOLO) an older van containing a female who amputated the arm of a subject in a fatal accident in their state at 9:36 p.m. in the area of our south city limits.

Thought for the Day: Yikes!

Call of the Week: Vehicle Crash: The semi full of watermelons creates quite a traffic issue and sticky mess for all concerned and the load is a total loss at 4:51 a.m. on May 4 in the area of Buchanan Boulevard and Nevada Way.