TBT – To A Code We Go

THROWBACK THURSDAY

Reading through some old journals and I came across this poem,

Dated December 12, 2002

I wrote this when I worked at the sheriff’s office.

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To A Code We Go

It’s a Code 99

The CO’s start to Run

There’s a fight in Seg

One white, one black

Some blood has been shed!

Make sure you wear gloves,

Your safety comes first

Take good mental notes

So your report will be clear

Be sure to lock your cuffs,

and clear your tiers

Pack up their property

Check all that is there

A grievance will be filed

If one things not there.

2014-11-06 11.24.56

Copyright 2014 – Michelle Molloy

Photograph taken by:  Michelle Molloy

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8 comments

  1. Timothy Price · November 6, 2014

    Interesting to look back. Your poem says it all.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. yeseventhistoowillpass · November 7, 2014

    Were you a dispatcher?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Dish with Mish · November 8, 2014

      No Juan, I was a Correctional Officer for the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office at Dedham House Of Correction. An all male facility.

      Liked by 1 person

      • yeseventhistoowillpass · November 8, 2014

        Wow! That must have been a job!

        Liked by 1 person

      • Dish with Mish · November 8, 2014

        It was!! I actually really enjoyed it… Crazy I know but it’s true. I like order and discipline. It wasn’t always easy and the environment was quite negative but I believe in the law and at one time I thought of becoming a police officer but couldn’t see myself arresting friends or family members so I went the other route. However, sometimes I had my own family members and friends visit me on the inside. That was probably the hardest part of the job. EXCELLENT PAY THOUGH!!
        I’m retired at a very young age and loving it!! 🙂

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      • yeseventhistoowillpass · November 8, 2014

        Well im impressed! Im a big guy and i would be a bit uneasy…

        Liked by 1 person

      • Dish with Mish · November 8, 2014

        LOL!! Many years of self-defense, plus my parents were both tough cookies!! I learned to defend myself at a very young age and as long as I treated ALL inmates with common courtesy and respect, regardless of what they did, It made my job a lot easier. 😀

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