Love In New York

Crimes of the Heart Sadly, this Valentine Day celebration did not go as planned. The newly divorced mother of two teens was excited about her new boyfriend according to her neighbors in the nearby apartment. They were saddened and shocked; they came by several times during the cleanup job offering us cold drinks. New York is a nice place to live if you enjoy the city and the outskirts are beautiful. Apparently, not everyone is as nice as the state is. The boyfriend must have been spying on Ms. Doe during the courtship. They also said she had told them about a couple of emails, texts, and such that were making her uncomfortable. She was not uncomfortable enough to refuse to go out with him for Valentine’s Day. Looks like he brought her roses which were still in the plastic covering. She intended to put them in a vase filled with water…

Another Bloody Nightmare In KY

Every Picture Tells A Story I thought long and hard about what I learned in training from ABT. This job isn’t for everyone. This job is going to have good days when its easy and bad days when you won’t like it. Wow, how true that has proven to be. I would have to say ninety five percent of the time I can go in and do my work and leave. There are other times when I have to really reflect and meditate to deal with it. We’re only human but the job requires us to deal with situations daily that most people never encounter in their lives. I had some experience as an EMT, handling hazardous materials, and even went to fire school at one time. I have dabbled in this field as my wife and I moved several times when she was in the Air Force. We considered a…

Just Another Sad Song In Georgia

Georgia On My Mind This is not just “an old sweet song” or memory of “Georgia on my mind,” wish it was. Wish I could say I walked in here, cleaned up the mess and never gave it another thought. Wish I could say I had “peaceful dreams I see” of “just an old sweet song” of Georgia on my mind. Unfortunately, I had a couple sleeplessness nights over this scene. Thankfully for myself and the team insomnia isn’t always the case or there is no way in hell we would be able to keep on doing this work day after day. When people in the prime of their life are snuffed out of existence for no apparent reason that is troubling in and of itself. When they were abused, beaten and sexually assaulted that is major, demoralizing and horrific criminal activity. And, when it involves a helpless individual who…