The other night, they had an unofficial meeting after Roll Call: all the cops on shift got together and threw twenty bucks in a hat for a cop that has been suspended without pay.
He's an officer with a new baby---facing an indictment for the "ticket scandal" in the Bronx. He's being treated as a criminal for something that should be considered a courtesy...and we have one very dirty cop to thank for all of that.
I have to say that I was glad to hear it; there are a whole host of things I find difficult about being a cop's wife, and there are things I simply hate about his job.
This is not one of them. It warms me to know that if---God Forbid---we were in trouble, we would have a whole line of blue arms outstretched towards us.