Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Notes,

We are having a second day of rain here in Dardenne Prairie, My son Andy and & spent some of yesterday replacing the front brakes and one caliper and rotors on Donna’s car, The caliper stuck and ground the pads down on that side, so I put a new rotor and new pads on both sides so everything starts out from scratch.

Donna was feeling well enough this morning to go in to Walgreens for the day watch. When she went out a tire was low, so she took my good truck, and I put air in the low tire and took her car to Walmart where they found a nail and repaired the tire.

I thought I would show you some of the pictures from the riot area in Ferguson & Dellwood where I used to work, Any opinions are mine and please I spent my entire career in law enforcement and it pains me to see a few criminals making it look bad for what is really a nice community.

Marchers march up West Florissant Avenue, making a loop from the QuikTrip station to Highmont Road on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.  
Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

West Florissant Ave. looking from Dellwood into Ferguson.

The QuikTrip in 9400 block of W. Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo. burns after being looted by rioters on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.  The riots were sparked after community protests over a fatal officer involved shooting in Ferguson the day before.
Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com
(Mags out, no sales, no TV and all our other usual outs for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

The QT at 9400 W. Florissant Ave. Ferguson burns after being looted by rioters, I had many a cup of coffee in that business.

Police officers stand to confront a crowd they're trying to break up a on Canfield Dr. in Ferguson on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.  Earlier in the day police had shot and killed an 18 year-old man on the street and the crowd of people were upset.
Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

               Trying to antagonize the K-9.

A looter takes items from inside the QuikTrip in 9400 block of W. Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo. on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014..  The looters later burned the store.
Photo By David Carson, dcarson@post-dispatch.com

                       Looter loading up on liquor.

Tactical officers advance east on Chambers Ave. through clouds of tear gas as they try to clear protestors early on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Ferguson.  It was the third night of unrest in Ferguson after the fatal police shooting of a teen on Saturday.
Photo by Chris Lee, clee@post-dispatch.com

W. Florissant Ave & Chambers RD in Dellwood Looting wasn’t confined to Ferguson and spilled over to it’s neighbor cities of Dellwood and Jennings.

I got an e-mail from one of my former cop buddies, he said he talked to his friend who is the manager of the Shoe Carnival in Ferguson, and as a sidelight to the character of the looters , his buddy told him, his store was cleaned out of all the expensive name brand running shoes. But not one pair of work shoes was touched.

I guess it wouldn’t look as bad if at least somebody was looting baby food, milk and bread, but liquor and beer has more appeal. Enough said before I get myself in trouble.

As I said I had 30 good years working in that area and made a lot of friends who still say hi out here in St Charles county at the stores and what not. A lot of good people out there.

That’s about it for now , Be safe ,Sam & Donna.


  1. Wow, such a shame that things like this have to happen in today's world. We are suppose to be civilized countries yet some people still behave like animals, actually many animals behave better! Hope things calm down soon.


  2. You will never hear me complain about your opinion...I wouldn't want to be a police officer in ANY town....You are under a microscope all the time..How do they expect you to do your job?? don't get me started....

    1. To yu and Ruth, I had to chuckle when I read Ruth's comment that rioters were acting like animals.A St Louis County PD Officer was overheard saying that same thing and referring to the people throwing firebombs at them as animals by the news media, that then made a complaint against him.So much for the Bill Of rights, Freedom of speech , doesn't apply to police.

  3. I'm glad you are nowhere near all the troubles and retired from the force. It's really a shame, what's happening there.

  4. Too bad this view point does not make it to the liberal media! T

  5. First of all, the news media are idiots who sensationalize everything just to get ratings. Second, I'm sure there are plenty of nice people, both black and white in Ferguson & surrounding areas, who are minding their own business and staying out of the fray. Third, it seems the rioters are outside instigators and the bums with nothing better to do than loot and riot. And finally, that liquor looter in the picture with his pants hanging half way off his @$$ is a prime example of the worthless ones who should have their welfare & other gov't freebies cut off, stuck in a uniform and sent off to Iraq and Afghanistan where they can see people who are REALLY bad off. What good are they otherwise? Glad you're no longer a cop who has to deal with this BS.