Yesterday we sat around a bunch of tables in a big rectangle and had our monthly meeting. Each investigator gives his or her spiel about their current cases and we have a little union meet at the end. Rape, attempted murder, vehicular homicides, bank robberies, shootings, stabbings, embezzlement, child molestation, hot prowls, preliminary hearings, appeals, trial dates set and reset, witnesses gone missing, etc.

Then we talked about the Christmas party. Fundraising for our brother fighting cancer. Fundraising for somebody else with cancer. The dismal state of our retirement fund.
Sometimes this gig ain’t nothin’ but a job.