The guy looked a lot like this dude. Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

Domestic Disturbance

The call cops hate most.

The call was a domestic disturbance. The wife had called 911 and said her husband was drunk, had hit her, and was tearing up the house.

I’d been there before, and I was familiar with the couple. Especially the husband, Ryan (not his real name), who was no stranger to run-ins with the police. He was explosive and apt to fight if he wasn’t handled respectfully…

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Carol Burt

Carol Burt

Former print journalist, former mayor, retired law enforcement officer. Writing about politics and government along with random personal essays.