October XXIVth, MMXIV
Hon. Gordon Dirks, B. Ed., M. Ed., Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Calgary-Elbow Byelection Candidate As Unelected
A X (10) year old girl has come inII the Los Angeles Police Department Main Station downtown. She is there to report that both she & her grandpa had been beaten up & robbed, with all of their household furnishings & valuables stolen after they took the beating. They live alone & so both the little girl & her frail grandfather were quite agitated. Part of the job any law enforcement officer is keep the person or persons in peril calm & relaxed & Sergeant Joe Friday & his shift partner Officer Bill Gannon have II do so here. Its just like the shooting & vehicular deaths of those fine Canadian Army soldiers in Ottawa & Quebec this week, the police &/or armed forced must work in tandem II get the victim's statement as quickly & as calmly as possible. So the Sarge is just ever so extra polite with this young lady, as well as extra courteous. He treats her like she's the "centre of attention" & speaks to her just like as if she was an adult witness, so as to show proper respect for her as a person & her & her grandpa's general well-being. In this way, he can get her to be stable & calm enough in matter so that she can properly use her cognitive skills to state the basic factoids of the incident.
"Won't you come & sit down Miss?"
Sgt. Joe Friday Stands By The Families Of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo & Warrant Off. Patrice Vincent,
Source: "Dragnet", C. National Broadcasting Company, A Mark VII Production.