The Davenport Police Department just got some good news. Two
officers who were suspended after an officer involved shooting
have been cleared and the shooting justified. One officer was
wounded in the incident which happened a block and a half from
We hope both officers are coping well and have their hearing
back. As someone who has been present during a few shootings in
confined spaces I know it took a while for my hearing to come
back, in one ear. Being inside a closed building can make many
sidearms sound like cannons.
And I just found out a friend of 50 years is back in a nursing
home. Not sure why he was taken out of assisted living but am
making plans to pay him visit. Back in the day one of my nicknames
was M.D., which I was told stood for motor doctor. As good as
they thought I was my friend could always squeeze just a little
more power out of any engine I assembled. Hang in there Steve.
Finally, our annual debate over our wedding anniversary is
ongoing as I write this. The wife still claims it’s December
20th, yet I got married on the 21st. She claims she didn’t have
a honeymoon and I remember a beautiful 2 week honeymoon on a
tropical island. You’d think after 30 years she’d get it right.
I did get her a thoughtful gift though. While out at a local
farm supply store I bought her a brand new travel mug to
replace the one that broke not long ago. She must have liked it
as it left her speechless!
Enjoy our Saturday, it looks to be a good one here with a high
temperature around 50 degrees. Now I need more coffee so I have
enough caffeine in me to be sociable when we run some errands
Comments are always welcome.