Wednesday, January 26, 2022


Even in Law Enforcement there can be internal issues, there can be legal problems, and you really never know who or what you are going to run into when going to these calls for service. I got a story to tell, but before we get into it I want you to all to understand that Law Enforcement, the Military, or any other “real” first responder type job has a reputation for not brewing successful healthy relationships. Divorce runs wild, Domestic Violence is a thing, and often times it is as a result infidelity. Just keep that in mind…

So normal day, I am in my beat driving around doing traffic stops, answering calls for service, etc., I self-dispatched onto a call concerning an Unknown Situation. All 911 Dispatch could tell me was that someone called because there was a vehicle outside shaking back and forth like it was the 80s if you know what I am saying. The caller wanted to remain anonymous, and wanted the vehicle checked on to make sure everything was alright.

The first thing that came to mind was…” Mind y’all business…let’em get there freak on,” but nevertheless I had to respond. I drove slow on this one because I already knew that I was about to ruin someone’s fun. Sure enough I arrived on the scene, the vehicle was shaking like it was the 80s and I can clearly hear see what is going on inside. I laugh, switch on my body cam, get out my patrol vehicle, and then went to knock on the rear driver side door of the vehicle.

The vehicle was an older style Expedition, the windows were fogged, the sounds had stopped, the shaking had stopped and all that remained was the sound of two people scrambling inside to get enough clothing on to address the uniformed LEO outside the vehicle.

This is where things go all the way to the left, at this point I figured it was going to be an indecent Exposure summons for each of them and that would be it. WRONG…as I was writing out their Summons, I get a call from the Major asking what was going on in front of HIS house, why was I speaking to his WIFE…and is it something that he needed to respond for. I literally stumbled over my words when I heard that…but I knew that I needed to be careful about what I said next, so I told the Major I’d call him back. I finished writing the summons, I explained them, and then presented each person with a copy in accordance with the service. Before the female subject returned to the vehicle, I faked looking back at the summons, and then asked if she had any relations to the Major based off her last name. At this point, the lady said to me “It is none of your business who I am or am not related to”….that told me everything I needed to know. I said my goodbyes and departed.

I couldn’t bring myself to tell the Major over the phone that I had caught his Wife having an affair, and I didn’t want to be the person that broke it to him. Therefore, I called my sergeant and told him what had occurred and advised him that the Major needed to be notified. My Sergeant eventually passed it to the Lieutenant, and some kind of way the own agency knew about it.

Fast forward about a year…I got a civil subpoena to appear in court in reference to providing testimony that would prove the Wife had been unfaithful. Again, you never know who or what you are going to be dealing with in Law Enforcement….

The Major’s Wife…