Inside the Law: Bibb Sgt. Initiates Arrest During Ride-A-Long
Sgt. Wolfe says "when there’s a marked car around and they can see it, people are going to try to do better and not draw attention to themselves."
Wolfe will be the first to admit that his patrol car makes people a little nervous.
He says "even when Cops are off duty and they are in their personal car they get nervous when cops get behind them...it’s the truth."
Sgt. Wolfe has been patrolling the streets of Bibb Co. for more than 10 years catching criminals, keeping the streets clean and giving out those dreadful parking tickets.
"I've had more than one person I stop tell me that they were speeding cause they had to get to the bathroom and then something will happen that proves they are telling the truth...usually when that happens I say OK."
On a serious note Sgt. Wolf, like many other law enforcement, puts his safety on the line every day. He says after 10 years he’s learned the streets and he’s managed to build up a keen sense of when something seems off.
"I’m looking for anything that doesn’t look right."
That’s when he spots a green dodge ram pickup that he remembers was mentioned in an email alert earlier that day.
As Wolfe approaches the truck, he doesn’t know what to expect.
Its moments like this that Sgt. Wolfe says you need to use your instinct and be on top of your game. Before he pulled the truck over he had his gun ready, hand on the gun in case anything were to go wrong."
“Turned out the driver had a suspended license and one of the subjects in the vehicle had warrants for his arrest and there was evidence in the bed of the truck that they may have been involved in an AC unit theft somewhere." Wolfe explains.