Originally Posted by 60pan
Police departments removing motorcycles from service.
No more bikes, just cars.
Sure. You for, or against?
Putting someone on a bike costs a fair chunk- the bike, or the car for when they can't ride the bike, the extra gear for the bike, training for the bike, limited carrying capacity...
Offset that by good first response capability, good PR, maybe cheaper to operate (MPG of a Tahoe, Charger, or Mustang, vs. any motorcycle, when doing point-and-squirt traffic stops?)
In some European cities, they use FJRs as first response paramedic bikes. That's a capability I'd like to see explored more in the states.
Funeral services for our brother Sergeant Dave Baldwin have been set for Monday, February 3 at the 1st Bank Event Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield (near Hwy 36 and Wadsworth) at 10:00 a.m. All who want to attend are welcome to do so.
If you're in Denver and can get the time go to the funeral. If the weather's amenable, ride there. Tie a blue ribbon on your jacket or on the bike; show some support. No matter how you feel about the police, that RIDER's family is hurting right now. I can only offer wishes for peace to them and his friends and co-workers.