In May, we launched "Cop Slang," a kind of Urban Dictionary of law enforcement lingo that captures the colorful, funny, and off-beat language spoken by cops on the street.
We launched it with about 1,000 terms solicited from active and retired officers and invited readers to add their own contributions.
Below are 10 of the very best we've seen added by readers.Try AMF, or BFE: Did you get a radio call on the other side of town?But the yellow Labrador kept putting his big paws on the console between them, inching forward. Zeke leapt up, nuzzling his wet nose against Gerald's neck. But as soon as he saw us he broke free and ran to us, wagging his tail." The second time they went to visit, when the Labs were ready to be weaned, Zeke seemed to remember them. If Jeanne wasn't home, he would sprint through the garage to knock on a neighbor's door. "Maybe he smells something in my sweat, or a change in my breath. "I know of 30 times, at least, that dog has saved his life," Jeanne said. Thinking Zeke wanted a treat, she turned to go in the kitchen. One day this summer, she was coming home when she saw Zeke standing in the middle of the street, barking. Some people have suggested putting Zeke out of his misery.They headed north on Interstate 75 to his family cemetery in Kentucky. He raced to Gerald and rubbed his soft head against Gerald's leg. "He has this way of looking at you, like he knows something." • • • Dogs can be trained to find bedbugs and bombs, to sniff out survivors after earthquakes. "Some dogs can smell odors given off by humans with diabetes," a National Geographic article reported in 2009. "He just ate the Frisbee." His best trick, everyone thought, was dancing on his hind legs for a Pup-Peroni treat. Maybe he just feels me panic." One night, Jeanne was sleeping beside her husband when Zeke jumped onto the bed and yanked her arm. "All the paramedics know Zeke." • • • The old yellow lab is almost 13 now. His muzzle has faded to white, like his angel wings. But every morning after breakfast, he hauls himself up to nose Gerald's knee and let him know it's time for a walk. Instead, the dog clamped his mouth around her hand and took her to her daughter, who was still sobbing on the sidewalk. But Jeanne knows that once she loses her dog, her husband won't be far behind.After about three hours, Zeke stood up and began barking. Diabetic Alert Assistance dogs are specially bred, trained from birth through their first year, says the website dogs4 "The process requires a properly trained dog, as well as a trained handler." Zeke never had any training, except for the basics at puppy kindergarten, where a police officer at St. "Whoever goes first," she said, "they're going to be buried together." And she's going to add Zeke's name to Gerald's tombstone.
The dog became so agitated that Gerald had to pull off the highway. "If he had still been driving," Jeanne said, "all of us would have been killed." That was 12 years ago. She was a real estate consultant who trained other Realtors. After they moved to Florida in 1995, after Gerald's Type 2 diabetes got so bad that he had to take insulin four times a day, and Jeanne had to travel more for work, she decided to get a dog so Gerald wouldn't be so alone. "You just tell me when you're done." As they make their way down the street, neighbors come out to pet their favorite dog. Absolutely," said Ray Ockuly, who lives a few doors down.