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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Old tools

Way back in the day (30 or 40 years back), my Dad made up a transport belt. It wasn't much-- it was just a large leather belt with a large brass ring tacked on with a strip of leatherr and two rivets. He kept it all through his years as an investigator. While clearing out a storage unit of his recently, I saw it and asked if I could have it, since he's retired now. The other day, I put a large prisoner into it before putting him into my car. It's simple: you just buckle buckle behind him, with the belt passed through the brass ring in front. Then the handcuffs are passed through the brass ring, and his hands are cuffed in front. It's very safe, but FAR more comfortable to the prisoner. I am a fan of not hurting my prisoners.
A few days ago, I had a low-risk warrant to serve on my day off. I put on some blue jeans and a department polo shirt and an ID card, and put my pistol on my hip. I reached into my sock drawer, and got Dad's old sheep's leather 'cuff carrier from his days as an investigator, and put my cuffs into it, and looped it over my belt. It all went swimmingly, and the guy got booked in, in no time flat, without pain or injury. 

Dad's old leather is still working. 

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8 Comments:

At Friday, June 19, 2015 12:25:00 AM, Anonymous R said...

That's both a great piece of family history and a testimony to your humanity. It's always delight when on of your posts pops up in my RSS feed.

 
At Friday, June 19, 2015 6:22:00 PM, Blogger Old NFO said...

Just because it's old, doesn't mean it's not effective! :-) Glad it's still working!

 
At Sunday, June 21, 2015 9:58:00 PM, OpenID farmist said...

Glad it's still working and you're still writing.

Good to see a post from you!

 
At Friday, June 26, 2015 6:18:00 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

Some things just get better with age, much like a S.D. Myres holster I seem to recall.

 
At Friday, June 26, 2015 6:19:00 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

Some things just get better with age, much like a S.D. Myres holster I seem to recall.

 
At Friday, June 26, 2015 6:19:00 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

Some things just get better with age, much like a S.D. Myres holster I seem to recall.

 
At Friday, June 26, 2015 6:20:00 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

Some things just get better with age, much like a S.D. Myres holster I seem to recall.

 
At Friday, July 03, 2015 5:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like that belt. An acquaintance who weighs nearly 400 pounds had occasion to be cuffed behind his back for about an hour needed most of two years to regain sensation in a portion of one hand. His bulk so strained the cuffs on his hand, there was nerve damage. Of course, a second set of cuffs may have prevented the injury and kept him cuffed behind his back, but the officers involved would not hear of it.

 

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