Date: 02-07-2019 - 09:35
Hutch, it's really too bad you weren't there to help.
Unfortunately, the crew probably wasn't able to implement your solution, to just shoot this drunk. The Book of Rules still likely prohibits non law enforcement personnel from playing with their "guns" on duty. I knew some who did, though. Hell, the "gun runner" used to sell them on-duty to my then girlfriend...yikes!
The last time I saw an SP employee publicly celebrate "bring your gun to work day", was at West Colton. The individual was a switchman, who had what was a particularly bad shift, being harassed, by a well documented a$$hole psycho yardmaster, that the company refused to remove despite many documented incidents. And, right after that really bad shift, and about a half a pint of whiskey, this individual decided to shoot Pinky.
As the drill sergeant used to say: "This one's your weapon, that one's your gun, this one's for fighting, that one's for fun..."