It only took me ten minutes to get home from work yesterday. I guess that makes me one of the lucky ones. The reason for that was that I had to leave the office just after ten o’clock, because I received a call from the security company that monitors my house telling me the alarm had just gone off. Sure enough, I get home to find the front door of my house kicked in. Fortunately, the alarm must have scared off the thieves, as nothing was found missing.
I’m not posting this to share a woe is me thing with you guys, though. I really wanted to say something in praise of the Atlanta Police Department. I pulled in my driveway and called 911 when I saw the open door. I had an officer respond in less than five minutes and a total of three at my house to investigate in less than fifteen. Everyone was thorough and professional. In short, an experience that was the complete opposite of every cliché that comes to mind when you think about the APD.
Anyway, on a day when much of the governmental class is getting justifiably ripped – if Kasim Reed spent as much effort on preparation as he has in blame deflection, the problem wouldn’t have been nearly as bad – I thought it was worth noting that there are still plenty of good folks out there doing their jobs. Even with a busted door, I felt safer going to bed last night. Thanks, guys.