If you don’t follow the Don of All Trades, you should.
The call was for an “OBS.”
If I’m remembering correctly, OBS is an acronym for Organic Brain Syndrome, but it’s used in my circles to refer to somebody who’s basically crazy.
I guess crazy isn’t politically correct, and maybe OBS isn’t either, but you get the picture.
OBS calls are by far my least favorite, because they almost always involve dealing with somebody who’s agitated, probably not taking necessary medication, and somebody often needs to go to a hospital against their will.
These calls are dispatched as two officer calls, and the other officer had arrived before I did. When I pulled up, I noticed the officer, who’s young and has been doing the job for less than two years, had his Taser out.
He’s a good, young officer. He’s not a hot head or one of those guys who makes a bad situation worse by escalating it with his mouth…
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