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I recall an image of my policeman father's arsenal...particularly the Sap...and recall memories of my father as well.
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I recall an image of my policeman father's arsenal...particularly the Sap...and recall memories of my father as well.

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He was an unimpressive cop, my father, easygoing, kind and undone. Among his arsenal was the Sap. It shared his belt…cuffs, claw, flashlight, pistol, Sap. I fondled it to understand the shape and purpose…woven black leather the texture of snakeskin, an illusion of movement in my small palm, the weight of it clouding the issue. Ten inches long, loop dangling, waiting for a man's wrist, the narrow, flexing stem smelled of saddle soap and sweat. It groaned slightly as I torqued the sinew of it. The business end growing from the stem, blossomed into a menacing buckshot loaded cyst. The head, smooth as glass, gave no hint of lethal density packed beneath the rounded tip, shining like the toe of a new shoe. I once saw him dispatch a drunk with a tap of the Sap to the temple.He was an unimpressive cop, my father, easygoing, kind and undone. Among his arsenal was the Sap. It shared his belt...cuffs, claw, flashlight, pistol, Sap. I fondled it to understand the shape and purpose...woven black leather the texture of snakeskin, an illusion of movement in my small palm, the weight of it clouding the issue. Ten inches long, loop dangling, waiting for a man's wrist, the narrow, flexing stem smelled of saddle soap and sweat. It groaned slightly as I torqued the sinew of it. The business end growing from the stem, blossomed into a menacing buckshot loaded cyst. The head, smooth as glass, gave no hint of lethal density packed beneath the rounded tip, shining like the toe of a new shoe. I once saw him dispatch a drunk with a tap of the Sap to the temple.

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About Jerry

 Beginning In 1957 I was producing commercial and news copy for radio and moved into television news in 1965. During 40-years in journalism and television production I was nominated twice for Emmy Awards for writing and producing news and documentaries for KRON, the NBC...

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