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October 12, 2010

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John D.

I received a phone call today from the police sergeant who was among the responders to the drawbridge emergency. It turns out that the woman who seemd to be posing as a police officer was doing just that; she was NOT an officer after all, but a bridge inspector who should have been busying herself with the bridge itself and not giving her inappropriate attention to stranded drivers.

According to the sergeant, my second 911 call occured exactly eleven seconds after a patrol car had arrived at the other side, the southbound side, of the bridge, out of sight from my vantage point, where they began trying to stop people from forcing up that southbound gate.

Eventually, a decision was made to open the bridge, but that decision was not properly communicated to police and bridge staff although it should have been.

I guess this will just have to be one for the memoirs.

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