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Re: Ilona Andrews
« Reply #225 on: June 08, 2015, 08:14:23 am »
 :D Poor Officer Maris. Orro has spoken! LOL

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Re: Ilona Andrews
« Reply #226 on: June 08, 2015, 09:10:34 am »
Who didn't see it coming that Orro was going to stick around?
Officer Marais... sir, just be happy with your new fuel mileage and just Shut Up!

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« Reply #227 on: June 08, 2015, 11:58:50 am »
Who didn't see it coming that Orro was going to stick around?
Officer Marais... sir, just be happy with your new fuel mileage and just Shut Up!

I expected Caldenia to offer to pay Orro's wages myself.
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« Reply #228 on: June 08, 2015, 07:02:55 pm »
Orro probably should have held out for that.  It honestly sounds like Caldenia was desperate enough she might have considered it.

But, I thought from the beginning that it sounded like money is less of a motivator to Orro than the work itself.  And having Dina not only give him the chance to regain his place but also look past the guy who prepared the tea as the obvious choice for the poisoner (not that it would have worked in anyone's favor to blame him, but by his reaction you can tell that he was still afraid that would be the outcome), both make him inclined to favor her.

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Re: Ilona Andrews
« Reply #229 on: June 08, 2015, 07:48:34 pm »
Very true. And he found a kitchen that need him.

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Re: Ilona Andrews
« Reply #230 on: June 09, 2015, 02:49:09 am »
Oro? He now has a place he is needed, he is an artist in need of a place to perform his art, and he may well be foreseeing that this Inn will have gained a reputation that brings him more challenges.
Officer Maris? He has a questioning mind, and knows something far outside ordinary is going on. If it was his own car with that gas mileage he might shut up and enjoy it, and how is he going to explain the fact that he is not buying gas or using it from the Department's pumps?
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Re: Ilona Andrews
« Reply #231 on: June 09, 2015, 09:30:25 am »
I suppose it would go against his morals to siphon from his cop car into his personal vehicle.

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Re: Ilona Andrews
« Reply #232 on: June 09, 2015, 09:41:50 am »
It might be what saves his job. LOL

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« Reply #233 on: June 09, 2015, 10:47:49 am »
uhm, you guys are missing something, that cruiser may actually belong to him if he is being allowed to drive it for personal business. If he was sent out of town on business, he wouldn't get to take his cruiser, he would be expected to fly and use his personal vehicle. If the cruiser is actually his personal vehicle, then he can use it for personal business. There are some jurisdictions that offer incentives if the officers provide or pay for their own cruisers so the department can save money
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Re: Ilona Andrews
« Reply #234 on: June 09, 2015, 12:32:16 pm »
In that case, he should just enjoy!

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« Reply #235 on: June 10, 2015, 04:03:56 am »
uhm, you guys are missing something, that cruiser may actually belong to him if he is being allowed to drive it for personal business. If he was sent out of town on business, he wouldn't get to take his cruiser, he would be expected to fly and use his personal vehicle. If the cruiser is actually his personal vehicle, then he can use it for personal business. There are some jurisdictions that offer incentives if the officers provide or pay for their own cruisers so the department can save money


"Officer Marais rolled down his window. “I had a five-day training session in Houston this week. I don’t like leaving my family alone overnight, so I every day I drove to Houston and back.”"
For the story Officer Marais drove his cruiser on official business all this distance. I know nothing of police procedures, but I am startled at the idea that in some jurisdictions the officers own cruisers.
Someone higher in rank and wearing plain clothes I could understand using their own vehicles, but that shocks me.
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Re: Ilona Andrews
« Reply #236 on: June 10, 2015, 05:42:24 pm »
In TN it is required that constables procure their own vehicles.

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« Reply #237 on: June 10, 2015, 07:13:39 pm »
the training is out of town, the district would have paid for him to fly up, but because he chose to drive, he would have to use his personal vehicle. Remember, in going to Houston, he is going out of his jurisdiction, which means his cruiser is useless as a Police Vehicle. The only way he could justify driving it is if it belongs to him.
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« Reply #238 on: June 11, 2015, 03:00:13 am »
the training is out of town, the district would have paid for him to fly up, but because he chose to drive, he would have to use his personal vehicle. Remember, in going to Houston, he is going out of his jurisdiction, which means his cruiser is useless as a Police Vehicle. The only way he could justify driving it is if it belongs to him.

Okay, it's just that the fact that there are jurisdictions where officers own the vehicles with the lights and sirens and radios and whatever else is way outside of my sphere of knowledge. Thanks for the information.
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Re: Ilona Andrews
« Reply #239 on: July 27, 2015, 09:26:43 pm »
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