Believe me, as fun as they may appear, for most ordinary human beings auto pursuits are seriously heart thumping events we want to avoid at all costs.
In this case, knowing many people do not pay attention to their surroundings, watching Deputy Caldwell speeding down the shoulder to get in position caused me anxiety in that anything could happen at anytime.
Every cop deals differently with these stresses. Deputy Caldwell did a great job of dealing with the stress, safely getting herself in position to effectively end this chase.
If I was one of the cops in that pursuit, when the dust settled, she get the biggest hug she ever experienced.
After experiencing what was probably her first natural high from performing police work, the euphoria of knowing you done good, real good, I’m wishing Katrina a long safe career and a few more natural highs to help through the times when things don’t go so well.