Running Code 3
News & Opinion about First Responders
Running Code 3 is published by a 42 year veteran Texas law enforcement official, Trey Rusk
Several years ago, I ran into some of the folks I had dealt with during my career. That's them behind me. They were stubborn and ornery. My wife took this pic in Oatman, AZ as I was standing on the old Route 66. She thought she had recognized one of my former bosses from when I worked for the state.
Trey worked dispatch, corrections, patrol, criminal investigation, training and management in local and state law enforcement. He retired as a Lieutenant from TABC having served on the upper Gulf Coast, the Texas/Mexican Border and Northeast Texas during his state tenure. He later served as a criminal investigator for Pct. 4 Constable Jerry Fisher and Chief Deputy Curtis Norman who all three share a lifetime friendship spanning over 50 years. Trey was assigned to the Galveston County Auto Crimes Task Force where he retired after 11 years. He is a member of the Texas Municipal Police Association, the Retired TABC Officers Association, the Texas Association of Vehicle Theft Investigators and the Texas State Historical Association.
Trey's take on things:
On Law Enforcement:
“I don’t have to draw a line in the sand. I already have one. It’s thin. It’s blue. It’s mine and if you cross it, I will protect it.”
"Look out for those that look out for you."
"Not everyone you work with holds that title. The term Partner is earned because it's about who has your back when you need it the most."
"A friend is someone who listens to your bullshit, then tells you that it's bullshit and then listens to some more."
WARNING! If you are easily offended do not proceed. This website attempts to truthfully describe the duties of first responders. It may contain violence. It is not politically correct. The Blog is posted at least weekly. Links to current articles will be posted daily under their subject matter on the top header. (Copyrighted articles are reproduced in accordance with the copyright laws of the U.S. Code, Title 17, Section 107.
This web-site is dedicated to First Responders and their families. Police Officers, Firefighters, EMS, and the U.S. Coast Guard. These are the people that run toward danger as most are running away. These are the same people that are criticized by agitators and fake news outlets for making split second decisions in an effort to save life and property.