Eastern District Ride-along

For two years now I have been a community chaplain through the Baltimore Police Department and one of my functions is to ride along with police officers as they do their daily duties. This is a very rewarding experience for me and I hope for the officers also. As a result, I am a bridge between the police and the community and also between the community and the police.

I rode with an officer who has done a lot of volunteering work with children, immigrants, and Multiple Sclerosis.  Our first call was for a domestic in which the woman's boyfriend shot her in the stomach with a BB gun.  She gave us phony information on him so the officer was not able to write a warrant for his arrest.

Another call was for a woman who did not want the police into her apartment and she talked to us from the balcony.

Between the calls we were on the Fellsway and an elderly woman using a walker needed to cross the street.  The officer noticed this and escorted her safely across the street.  A man who worked in the area thanked him for it.  Most officers want to protect and serve.  Later another man expressed his sympathy to the officer "for your loss," namely Detective Sean Suiter.

We also went to a school to have a police presence for dismissal.  I had a wonderful conversation with the security officer there.

We also stopped by CUPs to grab a bite to eat.  This very cute restaurant is on Broadway, just a few blocks north of Johns Hopkins Medical Center. 
 

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CUPs exterior

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Johns Hopkins Medical Center emergency entrance

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CUPs interior

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