Off-duty: Why this cop and that cop are husband and wife

I know I should be concentrating on writing about crime and all the fun that surrounds it, but I wanted to send this one in because today is my anniversary with Detective Sandy.

I’m out of town at a PIO conference. In lieu of being there, I thought I would repeat our vows so that (in case she reads it) she’ll know I remembered.

You romantics should go ahead and get your tissues now.

I vow the following to my beautiful wife and best buddy:

  1. I will always be there for you—except today, of course, as I am at this conference and you’re at work. Sorry about that — but other than that, I’m there!
  2. I will clean your gun — not just after qualifying (except if you shoot better than me) — but always, as we should.
  3. I will not sulk if you do shoot better. Not that you will, but you have and so I guess that can happen again. I hope not but, well, you are younger than me and, well, I’ll be graceful.
  4. I promise to check for the noises that go bump in the night — although it is you who is SWAT-certified and honestly should check it out once in a while. But I will check.
  5. I’ll clean up the dog poop — wait, no, I can’t do that.
  6. I will take the dogs out in the mornings on the nights you’re called out while on call — except when I get called out, too.
  7. I promise not to scream like a young girl and run, but stay to combat-reload the Glocks in case of a sudden shootout.
  8. I won’t complain every six months when you decide our furniture, which looks just fine, needs to be replaced with other furniture that will be again be replaced six months later.
  9. I promise to make sure the soaps are recorded and not ask questions about the plots as you watch them.
  10. I will watch “Flip This House.”
  11. I’ll keep the grass short so the dogs won’t be uncomfortable when they poop.
  12. I will agree that garage sales are the meaning of life.
  13. I will rub your head while we watch TV.
  14. I’ll try and curb my language — again.
  15. In short, I’ll do everything I can to make you happy — but I really don’t want to clean up the dog poop. Seriously, I gag when I have to. It’s so gross.

Happy 13th anniversary!


17 comments Add your comment

Det. Sandy

August 31st, 2010
7:12 am

Your so sweet. ILY2

Big Al

August 31st, 2010
7:35 am

I don’t see that you have any choice but to agree to all of that if she can out shoot you. Does she out rank you too?


August 31st, 2010
7:37 am

erf…. Get a room. …and, congratulations.

Mel Bob

August 31st, 2010
9:36 am

Congrats on 13 years!!

Retired Alive

August 31st, 2010
11:02 am

An awful lot of cops’ marriages don’t make it 13 years. Happy Anniversary and I wish y’all many more!

mervin bryant

August 31st, 2010
11:37 am

So who puts on the handcuffs?

Cop Supporter

August 31st, 2010
2:07 pm

Happy Anniversary

Good stuff !

August 31st, 2010
2:56 pm

Funny stuff. I appreciate an officer with a great sense of humor especially with all the nonsense officers have to deal with on a daily basis. Congrats on your anniversary.


August 31st, 2010
3:11 pm

Congrats Lt. Steve and Det. Sandy. You’re both lucky to have each other.

Walter LIttle, Jr.

August 31st, 2010
8:55 pm

Congratulations and be safe out there!

Sandy Springs Rocks

August 31st, 2010
9:43 pm


Sandy gets to watch Flip This House and you rub her head?

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now thats a happy marriage.

Donna M

September 1st, 2010
7:57 am

Happy Anniversary you two!! I am hoping your vows were much more romantic than that! :)

Sandra Vaughn

September 1st, 2010
10:22 am

Congratulations, Steve and Sandy! I feel like I know you both from reading this blog for the last couple of years! Hope you have many, many more. Be safe & watch your backs!


September 1st, 2010
12:56 pm

Ah how touching and sweet…..gag please stick to crime reporting


September 1st, 2010
4:18 pm

Happy Anniversary! 13 years is awesome.

Your Local Jailer

September 2nd, 2010
7:22 am

Where’s that lunch you promised me?!?!?!?? LOL.. good post, congrats to you both!


September 3rd, 2010
7:54 am

Congratulations! :-)