My buddy Brooks has two circles of great friends - the Marine Corps and the San Diego Police Department. And when those two circles meet, it's a good time indeed.
Brooks invited me over for a few drinks and to catch up, since we work different schedules and free time together to hang out is pretty rare. When I got there, I realized he had also invited over several of his police officer buddies.
It was pretty cool to be there with them and listen to them shoot the breeze. Most of the cops there were also former active duty Marines, so I didn't feel left out. It was more a chance to listen in and hear the back stories of some of the cop adventures.
And, of course, it was only a matter of time before uniformed cops arrived and threw me in handcuffs. Did I mention that was one of the highlights of the night?