July 22, 2008
The Things They Carry
Sunday's New York Times had a nice little story by Niko Koppel about pictures and other mementos that police officer keep in their hats.
The hat-wearing regulation isn't as strictly enforced in Baltimore as it is in New York City. But I like wearing hats.
Young police officers officers will quickly hear that hats, especially when you're on foot, are a great place to keep things (like ticket books).
I tried that. It didn't work. I sweat too much. With any heat, anything in my hat--pictures, paperwork, ham sandwiches--they would all be soaked and nasty before my shift was done.
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