We were involved in a minor wreck today. Not our fault; an unobservant driver ran into our car, which was stuck in traffic leaving some parade.
The incredible part is the Dallas County Sheriff, Lupe Valdez, was in uniform and sitting in the open bed of a Dallas County Sheriff’s truck, also stuck in traffic, no more than 30 feet line of sight from us. Because of barriers, she would have had to walk about 100 or so feet to get to us.
While my head still feels shaken 2 hours later, the wreck probably was minor. An amateur investigation of the car could only find two dimples in the rear bumper from the other car’s front license plate.
Did the sheriff bother to help? Did she even acknowledge my shouted question of whether she saw the crash?
Nope. She and her non-uniformed cohorts just sat in the truck, gave a blank stare, and did nothing.
I am floored. I guess as an average citizen, I am in her “flyover country.”
I have a picture. I can’t share it yet. But I will as soon as I can.