SHERIFF’S REPORT: ROAD RAGE WHY? THIEVES WHERE? ERNEST WHO?
Road rage can turn deadly in an instant. There are several unsolved homicides in the US all because two drivers got together, both grew offended at the other, tempers flared, cut offs escalated like two Amazon birds fighting for their wishful mate and someone ended up popping a cap at the other. Such a thing happened on I-24 when travelers passing through ended with windows shot out but thankfully this time, no dead bodies on interstate Cheatham.
She walked out in the driveway and sat in her car. Maybe not remembering starting it or backing out onto the street. All she wanted to do was to drive to him because she missed him so. The car slowly rolled into the dark service center where old cars are fixed daily. How fitting she chose her destination to wait. A place where memories are renewed.
In the middle of the night, alone, waiting, wonder turned to confusion. Someone took notice and Corporal Tidwell was asked to arrive and be her protector. Relatives were contacted while she was comforted. Dementia may have won out on that cold night but it’s ok, she will find him in the end because love always wins out.
An unrest has been brewing on Lillard Williams and we could never figure out why. There is an old saying, “you can’t pick your neighbors but you can pick your nose; however, you can never pick your neighbors nose.” Neighbors began picking on each other and then we had to show up and separate all attempted nose pickers. Fights began and snot was slung but order was somewhat preserved.
Thieves are on the prowl so everyone secure your stuff! A burglary in progress was interrupted this week by Sgt. Ethridge. Suspects led us to pursue but had to call it off. While looking for the suspects on Ridge Circle, the Sarge discovered a stolen skid loader.
TAKE NOTICE: When Christmas gets closer, criminals start acting “un-santa like.” Please do not leave valuables in your car, in plain view. Nashville criminals like to visit Cheatham too..
They pulled up to the Twice Daily pump and just sat there. After 40 minutes, he should have made the decison whether he was going to pump regular or the V-power nitro plus into his three-legged impala. Maybe they were just waiting for Ernest, the gas attendant to pump their octane and check under the hood. Instead, they were serviced by a nosey deputy who ended up arresting the driver for possession of heroin and his passenger for multiple warrants in three counties. (Drug dudes, don’t sit at a Twice Daily, Mapco, or Sudden Service pumps for like, more than 12 minutes, it makes Ernest T. Bass very nervous)
DRUG TAKE BACK HERE! Saturday, 10-2pm, PV Ren-mar, AC Walmart, KS Pharmacy...we want your drugs, bring them by on your way out to shop!!
She sent her little boy off to school like every parent on any given day. She went back into her quiet home and in the silence, her thoughts must have been swirling while she wrote him the most eloquent letter of how much she loved him, how she could have been a better mom, and that she will always look over him.
For her own reason, she chose herself over everyone and everything on this given day. With no father in his life, and recently losing her dad, it had to be a crushing blow that the only father figure her little one knew was permanently gone. So, all he had was his mommy and all he wanted was to be loved even more, go to school, play with his friends and come home to her waiting arms.
But, no one knew of her own private struggle. She drifted elsewhere and eventually, into the bathroom where self-violent death came quick. Her searing words in ink was her promise to look over him from heaven.
Authority figures later made their dreaded presence. Others gently took his hand and held him close through the soft sobs. Sometimes, our defined duty as teachers, protectors and counselors is often rewarding but on that day, so gut wrenchingly unbearable.
Our thoughts and prayers have been with him because he lost his everything on that sunny morning this week. For those of you thinking about suicide, there are other ways to find help when you think there is none. Let us help lead you away from this selfish finality. Please, just call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text connect “741741”
Love your children a little more this weekend TeamCheatham. Life is good, crazy and so short.