To everyone's relief, Calamity Jane got the axe on Monday. Unsurprisingly, it was a series of troubling events that have led up to this. I've mentioned before that she had trouble taking instruction in the academy. I think the chief in his attempt to hire more women, was hoping that her issues would get straightened out during FTO, but just like in the academy, she argued with her FTOs and exhibited other odd behaviors. For example, she said that once she was done with FTO she was going to be a detective.
There are funny things that happened, like her use of the radio. Once, she identified herself as a 10--(the code for a Driver's license here). My favorite CJ story, and the most recent, which I'm guessing led to her demise, would be the response to a rowdy and raucous college party. CJ and her FTO roll up, and being the pretty girl that she is, caught the attention of quite a few guys, even though she was wearing the party pooper police uniform. She loved the attention. Guys were pointing out that she was a how hot she was. Then some of them had the bright idea of asking her to dance with them. They probably thought it would be funny to get their groove on with a hottie in uniform. So get this. CJ says, "Oookay. Fine. I'll dance with you. I just have ONE rule. You can't touch my gun. You can touch me, but you can't touch my gun." She then danced with these guys until her FTO put an end to it. I'm guessing she looked more like the entertainment than the authority. This, my friends, is the straw that broke the camel's back. I know, crazy!
Of course, everything the lieutenant told her when firing her is being spread from officer to officer and I am drinking it up, just like a gossipy old lady obsessed with the tabloids. Honestly, when I met CJ, I quite liked her and wished the best for her. Then I felt bad that I had a blog full of CJ stories. But this job was NOT a good match for her. And finally, to everyone's relief, she agreed, and is now moving on to the next chapter of her life. She had everyone on edge. I'm surprised she lasted this long. She did some crazy stuff. Poor, poor Calamity Jane.
Unfortunately, this did nothing for the common stereotypes of women in the police force. However, they did hire another woman that HF attended the academy with and she is awesome. Meant to be an officer just like HF. Her husband is a Marine that was just deployed. And they're newlyweds. It was nice they gave her 2-3 weeks off to spend with him before he had to go.