I have been off the police department here in Anawalt since September of 2012. I know there were a lot of people who had mixed feelings of me being a police officer, simply because I live in this area. Truthfully, it was a hard job, mainly because everyone knows each other, and are kin to each other in some way, and I knew them as well. But I knew this town needed an officer that knew the people and would respect and reestablish a law enforcement/citizen relationship. That is termed "Community Policing". I had my set work hours,but I would be called out regardless of the time or/of day unless I was out of town, which was very rare. And the 911 dispatchers knew that I would uphold their requests for assistance day or night in or out of my jurisdiction. If a deputy or a state trooper,DNR or Solid Waste Authority needed my help,I would go. I wanted to let people know that in most cases,(not in some issues)that my method of policing would foster a since of trust and understanding between neighbors. And when I had to deal with an issue I would try to listen and calm the situation and help people reason and work out some type of peacefulness. Problems were being solved BEFORE fists started flying and guns and knives were being used, unlike in times past. Everyone, for the exception of a few, understood what my mentality was behind the way I chose to handle situations.<quoted text>
If you knew anything about the law and city limits you would know that this is out of his jurisdiction.. The Sheriff's Department and State Troopers have to be called... And if you weren't doing something wrong the town police officer wouldn't stop you.....
As far as the shooting in O'toole, I was the first officer on scene. When I received the information, I called 911 first and according to my understanding, my call to them was one of the first calls to come in to them about the incident. and they were trying to get the county sheriff's department in route and they didn't really have many details to give me at that point. I immediately went 10-8 to the area, not knowing all that had happened, until I arrived on scene. I took as much life saving techniques as I could in the situation that would allow, and also trying to preserve any evidence at that scene from being a life threatening situation. The rest is where it should remain, with the family, the accused, myself and the other investigating officers, and the legal system and with the Lord. There isn't a day that goes by that I dont recall what I saw. I hated to even bring this back up. But I needed to clear the air on this one my friends. My heart aches still to this day. I want to apologize to the family for pulling this back up, and I ask for forgiveness also, if I was out of character that day with all of those who were there, but I had a moral and professional situation that I, and others around me had to carry out. To the family, God Bless you, and my love and thoughts are still with you. I did the best that the Lord would allow me to do. Thats all a man can really do. Thanks again Brosie "Andy Taylor" Moorehead.