About those state police uniforms

As I wrote here in my last post, when I took a bag of trash down to the dumpster yesterday morning, I lifted up the lid and was shocked to see six new-looking, intact, State Police uniforms sitting on top of the trash. Just waiting for some unscrupulous (and skinny) person to nab them and impersonate a police officer.

I walked back up to the house and got my husband’s grabber tool and a big trash bag, then I fished the uniforms out of the trash bin, put them in the bag, and set the bag in the laundry room. My intention was to take the uniforms down to the nearest state police office as soon as my husband got home. We only have one working vehicle right now and he was in the city for a medical appointment at the VA clinic.

By the time my husband got home, it was late, he was tired, I was tired, and the weather was stormy. So the uniforms did not make it out of our house until this afternoon.

The state trooper was very appreciative. He explained that their uniforms had recently changed. But, he said, they were supposed to remove and destroy the official police officer patches before trashing the out of style uniforms. Somebody obviously did not do that. Which could have resulted in something very bad happening, if the uniforms had fallen into the wrong hands.

So, mystery solved and potential badness averted. But… I can’t help but wonder how many other police officers in this state may have been just as careless in tossing their old uniforms.

PS: Please pray for my dear hubby. The doctor he saw yesterday said that he needs to have four suspicious lumps removed. The surgery will be on April 29.


32 thoughts on “About those state police uniforms

  1. Lee Poskey April 18, 2019 / 7:28 pm

    I will pray for him too.
    God bless you and your family miss Linda.

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  2. The Eclectic Contrarian April 18, 2019 / 7:40 pm


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  3. Margaret from soulfood101blog April 18, 2019 / 7:47 pm

    Glad you got answers about those uniforms πŸ™‚ I prayed and will continue to thank God for helping your hubby and you through these lumps πŸ™‚

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  4. Alexis Rose April 19, 2019 / 5:38 am

    Prayers for your hubby and for your whole family πŸ’•

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  5. ibikenyc April 19, 2019 / 5:56 am

    I, too, am praying for both of you ❀

    (Thanks for the update.)

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      • ibikenyc April 19, 2019 / 3:20 pm

        Good Afternoon!

        That’s a stunning photo, by the way. One never thinks of snow in the desert. It’s even more gorgeous than usual.

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        • Linda Lee/@LadyQuixote April 19, 2019 / 3:32 pm

          Thanks! Yes, it definitely snows sometimes in the high desert of New Mexico. However, there’s actually no snow it that picture! It was taken in White Sands, New Mexico, in December 2009. My dear hubby was the photographer.

          The sand in the picture is composed of gypsum! Acres and acres and acres of the stuff. You feel almost like you’re on another planet! At least, that’s how I felt. Especially after I noticed the sidewinder tracks, eek!

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          • ibikenyc April 19, 2019 / 7:09 pm


            It does look other-worldly.

            He’s pretty handy with a camera, too!

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        • Linda Lee/@LadyQuixote April 19, 2019 / 10:15 pm

          Hey, I just found out that I was wrong when I told you in my previous comment that White Sands, where my picture was taken, does not have actual sand because the white stuff is composed of gypsum. I looked up White Sands National Monument on Wikipedia and discovered that, yes, the dunes are made of gypsum, like I told you — however, also according to Wikipedia, sand dunes can be made of a number of different materials, including gypsum. I thought “real sand” was the stuff you find on beaches and deserts and in a child’s sandbox. So when I visited White Sands, NM, a few years ago and was told that the dunes are gypsum, (which plaster wall boards are made out of), I assumed that the name “White Sands” was a misnomer. But nope, it really is sand, just the gypsum variety!

          I hope I haven’t given you a headache. I believe that I just gave myself one. πŸ˜‚ Anyway, I have corrected my previous comment. But I wanted to let you know about my error, because I don’t like to spread “fake news” of any kind!

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          • ibikenyc April 20, 2019 / 10:07 am

            Thank you so much for this and, especially, your concern!

            You sound so much like me πŸ™‚ I, too, woulda got curious and looked it up. Now I’m thinking about what, exactly, the standards are for sand!

            No headache, or at least not from you πŸ˜‰

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            • Linda Lee/@LadyQuixote April 20, 2019 / 5:30 pm

              Here’s an interesting fact for you. Earlier this month, when we had our second bomb cyclone of the year, I read in several news reports that the wind blew some of the sand from New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument into Colorado. I’m not sure where in Colorado the gypsum sand was deposited, but going by Google maps, the Colorado border is approximately 350 miles away from White Sands.

              Now that’s some sand storm!

              Other news reports stated that brown tinted snow fell in Nebraska, Minnesota, and a couple of other states. Several meteorologists were quoted as saying that it was caused by dust blown over 900 miles by the bomb cyclone from the high plains of New Mexico and west Texas. On the National Weather Service Twitter site, I posted this comment on that story: I live in New Mexico. Sorry about all the dust, I may have gone a little overboard with my spring cleaning.

              I got quite a few likes. πŸ˜‚

              So, i guess that explains why, when I went outside with the dogs during that storm, I was almost blown over three times. But the dogs needed to go, and I wasn’t going to send them out in that wind alone!


  6. atimetoshare.me April 19, 2019 / 7:33 am

    You are such a good soul, Linda. Those uniforms needed to be rescued and you did it! I’m so sorry to hear about your husband. I pray that God heals him from any disease and that he gives you both the strength to endure another test. It seems they never end.

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  7. hawk2017 April 19, 2019 / 11:58 am

    In prayer. And spot on with the uniforms.:)

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    • Linda Lee/@LadyQuixote April 19, 2019 / 3:43 pm

      I really appreciate the prayers, thank you! I am praying for special blessings on everyone who is praying for us.

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  8. Anna Waldherr April 21, 2019 / 6:06 am

    You and your husband are in my prayers, Linda. Wishing you a blessed Easter. ❀

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