Two highly emotive words – instantly recognisable to police officers everywhere.
It’s a distress call.
It’s the distress call: the one radio transmission guaranteed to cut through the relentless background noise – to prompt any Copper within travelling distance (and some much further away) to drop whatever they’re doing and get to a colleague in trouble as fast as they can.
It’s a very powerful thing.
Earlier today, I posted a simple Tweet:
That’s when the responses from police officers & staff – both serving and retired – started to come in. They offer an extraordinary insight into the working lives of the women & men who stand on the Thin Blue Line.
Here’s what they wrote:
@Supt_IanDS: almost 20 yrs ago, but recall it like it was yesterday!
@BriW74: 13 years ago at Charing Cross railway station. A rather large man had me on the floor and was using my head as a football.
@GrumblingCop: Man swinging sock with snooker ball in it at my head. Rather old-school weapon.
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