Big Bear Fire Station #282

“Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, ‘Sure, every time.'”

-Mickey Mantle

There’s a magical place where all cops go…

They sit in their squeaky chairs jovially bantering to-and-fro

They talk about the past, smile & trash talk the front row

There’s a magical place where all cops go…

They unify in that special copper synchronized flow

They share retirement plans to off set the lows

There’s a magical place where all cops go…

They school the young ones on the art of moving slow

They congregate with their sidearms on hips and that cup-of-Joe

There’s a magical place where all cops go…

They all shine with an aura, a Blue angelic glow

They debrief with no regrets as they carry on with the show

And just so you know…

There’s a magical place where all cops go…

-Tom Ludlow


Dedicated to Retired LAPD Sgt Pete Llanes. Laid to rest on Wednesday September 16th 2020. Rest well sir, until we meet again at Heaven’s Roll call.