Thursday, September 16, 2010

Haight Ashbury Patrol 9/11/10

Saturday September 11th 2010, we the San Francisco Guardian Angels will be patrolling the Haight Ashbury Dist. today. But this is not just any other patrol, this patrol is dedicated to a leader in the Guardian Angels. The Chapter Leader for Richmond Calif. and his code name was Shadow. Shadow had past away from health problems, we knew Shadow well, and we had patrolled with Shadow many time's. He was a true leader and he was a true friend, for us to show our respect we the San Francisco Chapter wore Black Ribbons on our color's for this day. We all knew this patrol was going to be done for Shadow, and everyone knew to be at the headquarters on time. As we all arrived at the HQ, we change into our uniforms, we did prebrief, and now we prepare to hit the streets.

There will be two teams for this patrol today, Nemo will lead team one, and Matador will lead team two, we have three first aid techs today, we will use all radio's for communication today, now we are ready to hit the streets. We march to the bus stop, we get on bus #6, we get to our stop in the Height Ashbury Dist. we march down the main street of Height, post up a few time's, all clear.

We get to the end of Height, we run into an old school member of the Angels, he introduced him self as Derrick. This guy was cool, he explained to us how it used to be like back then, and how we looked today, it was all good, Thank You Brother for your service.

Now we march into the Golden Gate Park and we all know what to look for, but it is all calm, and it is all peaceful but we are here for a tour and we will do our tour of this area. We did pick up, beer bottles, wine bottles, whiskey bottles, through-out the park and smelt dope in a few area's, this was it, all clear.

As for this one moment in the park, we did have to take this photo at a fountain where we all had pointed our finger's to heaven to say, This Is For You Shadow, that was great.

Next we march on, out of the main park through the tunnel, back on Height Ashbury main street. This was not good, we came up on this guy, this guy was on drugs, this guy did not know who he was, where he was, and that he was feeling real bad. First aid checked him out, check his blood presser, check heart beat, everything that the could do, the decision was to call for the EMT'S, we did, they arrived, he went to the hospital.

Next we march, we march down Height Ashbury main street again, posted up a few time's, all clear.

Nemo then advises the teams to call it a day, and we march to the bus stop, we get to the bus stop, we get on bus #71, we get to our stop at Market, we march to the HQ. We are now at the HQ, and we all know what we must do, we do our debrief, but there is a moment of silence and a prayer for our brother Shadow. Now we change back into our street clothes, and we reflect the day as to one of our best day patrols ever. First Aid Techs did a Great job today!

Nemo and Matador did Excellent as leaders today!

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