Spirit of the Badge

Tuesday, 17 November 2009 14:13
One night while doing property inspections in back of the Ryan Elemantary School in Bronson, Michigan. I went back to the athletic building which is aprox 100 yards from the school. I could not go around the buliding for there were red flags all around it. I parked my patrol car facing the bulding with head lights and spot light on.
When I was checking the building I was coming up to the south east corner. In doing this I observed lights going out. I figured this was the large light in front of the building. It was aproximately 1 to 3 seconds after the lights went out I stepped from the corner observing the patrol car lights out. At this time I drew my weapon and walked toward the patrol car. I knew whoever turned the lights off had to be in the patrol car.
Walking up to the car I cleared the front seat and back seat and so no one in the patrol car. At this time I figured it had to be a short in the wiring. I then got into the patrol car and observed the head light switch was turned off. It was humanely impossible for anybody to turn the lights off for I did not hear a car door open or close and I was aproximately 20 yards from the patrol car. This scared me. I went back to the Dept. And advised the chief of the incident and asked him if he could give me a logical explanation. The Chief advised he could not.
This incident I will never forget for whatever turned the lights off was not human. Time of incident aprox 0300hrs on a clear summer night.
Respectfully yours, Officer Chip Hovarter

Coincidences are spiritual puns.
--G.K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)