Street crime short stories #6
The Shreveport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division provided on duty detectives 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Years later the third shift,dubbed Graveyard, was dissolved.Then later the second shift was suspeneded also. All detectives were assigned to day shift. If a major crime occurred at night, the sleepy detectives crawled out of bed and responded to the call.
I loved working the 11-7 graveyard shift! That is when most violent crimes happen. I wanted to be where the action was. While most honest and hard working citizens snoozed in the middle of the night, I was a team member with men and women serving and protecting them. I knew when the sun went down each evening thugs, thieves, drug dealers, rapists, robbers and murderers slithered out of their beds to roam and attack innocents.
If you speak to some of…
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