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April 28, 2013

Police work can be unpredictable


“You feel these pulsations going through your body.”


We didn’t see a drug bust, an assault or anything especially dramatic, like what’s often portrayed on television shows such as “Law and Order.”

But that doesn’t mean Plattsburgh is safer than other areas, Vassar said.

“It’s like any other place — there’s crime,” he said.

Sometimes locals have a “false sense of security,” he said.

Plattsburgh City Police Lt. Scott Beebie reported a dramatic increase in calls to the station on Saturday, April 20. There was an attempted burglary and a DWI.

The temperature in the city reached 75 degrees that day.

Beebie, Vassar and Cordick all said warm weather seems to cause a spike in crime in the city.

Like most jobs, police work is best done by those who love it.

Along with their fellow officers, Vassar and Cordick’s enthusiasm, professionalism and skill likely come from their love of the job.

“It’s been the best three years of my life,” Vassar said.

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