A PHPD Short Story
By John Jenks.
Here is a short inside look at PHPD in the 1980’s.
I was speaking with OXPD “Chief” John Crombach the other day and we were reminiscing about the good old days – – John laughed as he recounted an encounter with then Lt. John Hopkins who conducted all of the citizenâ€™s complaints and internal investigations.
Crombach remembers walking into the sallyport leading into the PHPD jail one day, finding Lt. Hopkins standing in the middle of the small room closely examining every aspect of the small room. Hopkins had a puzzled look on his face and Crombach asked him what he was doing. Hopkins replied, “Some guy came in and complained that Jenks and Shelton hung him in here and beat him. I believe the guy. But Iâ€™m trying to figure out how they did it.” (This is not to be construed an admission of any wrong doing – Has the Statute run? You can change the names to protect the innocent if youâ€™d like.)
Think about it. If 20 years ago someone had told us Crombach and Miller were going to be chiefs of police, they would name a street after Riddering and I would be a Christian doing defense work – – Weâ€™d have said NO way! Itâ€™s a good thing God is in charge. To quote my good friend Mark, “God is AWESOME! And we ARENâ€™T.”
Love you bro,