SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The pandemic has introduced most worldwide journey to a halt, however this morning we’re trying again at one huge journey for a regulation enforcement officer in week’s Flashback Friday.
KELOLAND’s Jay Trobec takes you again to 1993 with for a visit throughout the Atlantic with a South Dakota Police Officer.
“I prefer to suppose I’m a median American.”
Invoice Pattenson got here to England hoping to be taught concerning the nation’s well-known locations, and well-known individuals. He by no means imagined he would develop into on himself.
“No, I had no concept that we had been going to draw the eye we now have gotten thus far.”
It started the Pattenson went on patrol with native police, and town newspaper wrote up the story.
“Properly at the moment he went on the beat in Southampton.”
Then the tv community that serves Southern England picked it up for the six o’clock information.
“Music and photographs of officers patrol the streets and assembly residents.”
A British Bobby on the beat and an American Lieutenant on patrol. Two males with the identical job however very alternative ways of doing it. Invoice Pattenson got here to South Hampton with an thought of what he would possibly discover.
“The image that I had was extra of the Victorian Bobby, serving to the individuals in his group. Attainable a small quantity of snowfall like on a Christmas Card.”
There’s no snow however Invoice hasn’t been disillusioned.
“I really feel like I’ve stepped again in historical past slightly bit, and dealing because the English Bobbies labored, and being with out the firearm here’s a little totally different for me however it’s a pleasant feeling to not need to put on the firearm on a regular basis.”
After all, there have been some issues he actually wasn’t ready for.
“Excuse me, may you inform me the place the Marlin Middle is please? No ma’am I’m afraid not. I’m new to this beat.”
However he was nonetheless capable of do among the jobs of a standard British Bobby.
“Excuse me, may you inform me the time please? It’s 11:20. Thanks very a lot. Have a pleasant day.”
Invoice loved his first day with Hampshire’s Police on an change organized by Rotary Worldwide. However he’ll be getting a grimmer style of South Hampton when he goes out on late night time patrol within the metropolis middle this weekend. Maybe then he would possibly want he did have one thing extra highly effective with him than a crunchin. Richard Jones in South Hampton, 4 Maridian tonight.
For the reason that story aired Pattenson has been receiving mail from followers.
“And a few them indicated they’ve household within the Sioux Falls Space. And this particular person is an ex-sergeant from the Louisiana State Police, and heard that an American police officer was right here and wish to get along with me and shoot the bull.”
It’s been stated that each individual is known for fifteen minutes. If that is the case, it seems that Invoice Pattenson has cashed in his quarter-hour right here, half a world away from dwelling.
In Hampshire, England, with Eye on KELOLAND, I’m Jay Trobec.