First day, last day: From under-trained rookie to highly trained veteran
Lt. Dan Marcou
When I was asked to tell the story about my first shift alone and my last shift on the street, I agreed. My career overall is a bit of a blur, but I remember well the circumstances around each of the felony arrests made on my first and last shifts. I must admit that, whenever I tell the story of this early felony arrest, I wish I were making it up. But it is true.
MY FIRST SHIFT ALONE
Looking back at my 20-year-old self, I remember how excited I was to head out on patrol on my own for the first time. I was hungry to transition from rookie to veteran status by putting together a string of self-initiated felony arrests that would prove to all I was ready for the change.