Last week I received a text from Rich that totally made my day:
It seems he wanted to help me in my quest try everything in the world at least once. And I have never officially played a hostage or a victim before.
I even got to hold a gun bigger than me:
My favorite part was talking with the instructing officers between training exercises, and hearing them debrief with the student officers after each round. I learned a lot. Mostly, I learned how thankful I am that the stakes aren't so high in my own career. Can't imagine having to bust into a creepy old building in the dark and risk my own life to stop an active shooter. The further I am from these harsh realities, the better! But it was fun for one night. And I am thankful for those who dedicate their lives to protecting all of us.
And it seems that my acting must have been even better than I realized: I got a letter from the Chief thanking me!