Doddridge Police/ City Police

Doddridge Police/ City Police

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Scanner Land

West Union, WV

#1 Dec 12, 2011
Why is it that after midnight there are no cops out in Doddridge County or the Town of West Union? is the county and City to cheep to pay for Police for a midnight shift? All they got to do is hire one for that. and the Shriffs Dept has enough officers that they could run a midnight shift so does the City and County think that we do not need Police protection after a certin time at night? i for one think our tax money pays for this so we should have Cops on duty of a night!! The way it is now they go home an got to be called out. in that amout of time a store could get robed some one could be brakeing in your house an you got to wait for them to get up an dressed an drive from where ever they live at that really should change in my openion. But i am just one person lets see what the rest of you think about this maybe pepole will go to the County an tell them thats what they want and the City as well even the state police go home at around that time if you listen to your scanner you can hear all of that. just some food for thought for thos who go to them meetings.
Hillbilly

West Union, WV

#2 Dec 12, 2011
Scanner Land wrote:
Why is it that after midnight there are no cops out in Doddridge County or the Town of West Union? is the county and City to cheep to pay for Police for a midnight shift? All they got to do is hire one for that. and the Shriffs Dept has enough officers that they could run a midnight shift so does the City and County think that we do not need Police protection after a certin time at night? i for one think our tax money pays for this so we should have Cops on duty of a night!! The way it is now they go home an got to be called out. in that amout of time a store could get robed some one could be brakeing in your house an you got to wait for them to get up an dressed an drive from where ever they live at that really should change in my openion. But i am just one person lets see what the rest of you think about this maybe pepole will go to the County an tell them thats what they want and the City as well even the state police go home at around that time if you listen to your scanner you can hear all of that. just some food for thought for thos who go to them meetings.
So I presume that you think we should also have a 24 hour Ambulance Service, properly staffed. I think we are entitled to that.
Scanner Land

West Union, WV

#3 Dec 12, 2011
Well we do got that i guess after all the county started there own service but it could be better they could use both Ems companys. but then again we are entitled to alot by the coutny an city like good roads to drive on an good side walks they can clame they dont got the money but what do they do with all the money from the water an sewer bills they hand out is it going in some ones pocket??? I think all emergency service should be 24/7 365 but they are not gonna give us that unless you complain enough but then again that wont work eather because the city an county do what they feel like an we let them get by with it.
Night owl

Smithsburg, MD

#4 Dec 12, 2011
Ha! I'd like to see a 24 hour diner, medical office, grocery store, shop, etc. Anything that'll stay open to keep the street's from gettin' rolled up and put away every day at 5 pm !
Wolfpack

West Union, WV

#5 Dec 13, 2011
Baby you've got champagne tastes and the reality of a beer pocketbook!
E J FLYWHEEL

West Union, WV

#6 Dec 13, 2011
The only 24/7 service we have here in Doddridge is LIES,RUMORS and Theft with super Backstabbing and the welfare office and 2 bars......
It does not get any better then this AMERICA ??
Night owl

Monroeville, NJ

#7 Dec 13, 2011
E J FLYWHEEL wrote:
The only 24/7 service we have here in Doddridge is LIES,RUMORS and Theft with super Backstabbing and the welfare office and 2 bars......
It does not get any better then this AMERICA ??
Hey.... welcome back, SAD TIMES, we've missed you!
E J FLYWHEEL

West Union, WV

#8 Dec 13, 2011
SO now Iam who?? If you want me to be sad times and who ever you think and want me to be,then so be it.So you missed me did ya? where is my Xmas card and that free dinner you promised you last year when we were in Mexico and then off the paris where we got married. I could go on and on but Ill leave it there for you to just sit back and day dream of our ventures??
I will stay in touch and hope all my fans will open there arms up to me and my Seceret fan club,I must have been back in the Mental ward in some country held captive by UFO"S and such types and as soon as I destroy this micro chip I will surface on meet you all on main st .
Deb

United States

#9 Dec 13, 2011
Oh come on people. If you have an emergency during the night, call 911 and a state trooper and/or ems will be dispatched. Get a freaking life.
Night owl

Monroeville, NJ

#10 Dec 13, 2011
E J FLYWHEEL wrote:
SO now Iam who?? If you want me to be sad times and who ever you think and want me to be,then so be it.So you missed me did ya? where is my Xmas card and that free dinner you promised you last year when we were in Mexico and then off the paris where we got married. I could go on and on but Ill leave it there for you to just sit back and day dream of our ventures??
I will stay in touch and hope all my fans will open there arms up to me and my Seceret fan club,I must have been back in the Mental ward in some country held captive by UFO"S and such types and as soon as I destroy this micro chip I will surface on meet you all on main st .
LOL keep talking. the more you do, the more convinced I am that you are SAD TIMES resurrected and back in full swing!:-)
E J FLYWHEEL

West Union, WV

#11 Dec 13, 2011
IT appears that I have been mistaken for a LEDGEND on this site ?? If so I accept it with Honors and will try to uphold your idols image and carry on with his or hers Legency and try to lead the way for many to follow !!I did go back in time to view this persons history but failed to find it,Maybe one of you good folks could kindly point out where this great Image is??
Scanner Land

West Union, WV

#13 Dec 13, 2011
Deb wrote:
Oh come on people. If you have an emergency during the night, call 911 and a state trooper and/or ems will be dispatched. Get a freaking life.
Yeah that they will do but the fact still is that they got to come from clarksburg or there house they should be out of a nighte as well as the day EMS is 24/7 911 is 24/7! And as far as the fire dept's go they are volunteer so you get who an how many show up. Doddridge county has enough shirffs to put on a night shift. The city could hire another cop they cant expect one man to do it all like they do now! my point is it seems as if the county an city dont care what happens after a certin time of nite because they let the cops go home. i guess it will take a big crime befor the county or city will get off there ass an put cops out like they should be an that is sad that this county is like that.
Scanner

Charleston, WV

#14 Dec 13, 2011
I hear what your saying, however the only counties that realy have police on 24-7 are the larger counties. Ritchie County does the same thing. Most of your smaller lessor populations do call outs after mid-nite
Scanner Land

West Union, WV

#15 Dec 13, 2011
That is true all i am trying to say is that crime dont stop just because they go home and it makes for a longer responce time to get to where they are needed. the least they could do is keep a state police at there station on a night shift but yes scanner i can see your point too but they wasted money to put cameras up all over west union why not hire a cop to be at station to watch them or make a few rounds here and there ?
My two sense

Morgantown, WV

#16 Jan 18, 2012
Most rural counties do not have an officer on duty 24 hours a day. Ritchie County doesn't and I don't think Tyler County does. I do know though that in Doddridge County, there are 5 deputies and each one of them has one night of "night calls". The other two nights a week are handled by the State Police. When it is one of the deputies with the sheriff's department, they are in county and are able to respond from their house just as they would from their office. Just because they may not live in West Union doesn't mean it would take them longer to respond, some of them may actually be closer to the call from their house than from West Union. And most of the calls, no matter the time of day, do not take place in West Union. It can take 45 minutes to an hour to respond to some areas of the county from West Union. However, when the State Police have "night calls", the officer is called out of Harrison County. None of the state police officers out of the West Union office take calls. I know that state police officers in Ritchie County take night calls so why don't the ones in Doddridge? 5 deputies may seem like a lot of officers but when you break it down, 5 deputies can't cover the county 24/7. Mathematically it looks like it can, but you have to keep in mind officer safety, especially at night. It is so easy to sit back criticize police officers, anywhere for anything, but how often we do think about what all police officers really do in an 8 hour shift? Each and every time a police officer leaves the comfort of their own home to go to work, they are literally putting their lives on the line for us. And they only way we know how to say thank you is to criticize them and complain about what they don't do. Yes, Doddridge County is a small rural community where not a lot of "bad crime" happens but in the same token, here we are talking about needing police coverage 24 hours a day. Face it, we have a 4 lane US Highway running through county from the Eastern to Western county line, any one of these traffic stops one of these officers does on this stretch of road could turn deadly, quick. Look at what happened in Ritchie County a couple years back to the state police officer doing a routine traffic on a two lane back road. I don't always agree with the officers in this county but I do respect them for the simple fact that they put their lives on the line everyday for us.

Since: Feb 08

Greenwood WV

#17 Jan 18, 2012
EJ flywheel is not sad times. He's pretty funny and very entertaining, but he's not sad times. No disrespect to you, EJ. I enjoy your posts.

I would have to agree that sad times was a quite a character and most of us have a soft spot when we think about him (or her). Folks might want to look when sad times stoped posting and check the local obits for who passed away a few weeks after the post stopped. The first time sad times stopped posting, his (or her) daughter posted because we had questioned what had become of our sad times!

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