Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dispatcher Murphy's Law of Tow Trucks: The moment an officer keys up to ask where it is, is the moment the truck appears.


  1. I just wish it worked with the electric and gas companies on structure fires.

  2. Corollary: The one time in 500 that the officer successfully resists the urge to check on the tow ETA will be the one incident in which the tow was somehow never actually dispatched as requested.

    Summarily, in a battle of will power, the officer will remain quietly on scene for over 2 hours with the road closed, assuming the tow is just around the corner, until the dispatcher checks their status. This will lead to final resolution (which must include a field query on tow truck status just as it rolls up to make the universe return to its normal balance).