Let's see, all the day shifts absolutely suck my left nut. I have worn my official investigator uniform (polo, pants and gun) once. Every other shift I have been in full suit, belt, vest and the whole nine yards because I am still working patrol shifts and will be stuck on court duty for a week coming up this week due to an injury incurred by another deputy. Just about every day I've seen the boss, he's "reiterated" his wishes for me to get a case closed that was started many months ago. At least today I was able to put together a half hearted attempt for some closure. Next week I'll be speaking to the DA about following through on it so I can then take the next step on getting the case done. Statute of limitations is getting ready to run out. Unfortunately, I have a very serious case that is having the same problem that I haven't touched yet and unfortunately when I get to that point, I'm probably gonna have to can the thing because I won't be able to locate my guy. Even though I'm sort of an office rat now, I've been racking up miles on my patrol car working on one case and still running patrol. This weekend was looking pretty ugly since I was the only one out for day shift and had investigative stuff to do. This morning was a breeze. Spent about 4 hours transcribing some interviews, had a nice little break for a call that didn't take me 14,000 miles away from the office like yesterday. I even able to finish an assist to another agency and get it sent. I'd been sitting on it for a week and a half because I had had absolutely no time to get to it. Once things settle down in two weeks, I should be able to devote more of my time to my primary job responsibilities this time. And for those of you that get all bent about waiting forever to hear from the cops on something, just remember I work in a county of less than 15,000 people with a very low crime rate and my caseload, even though doesn't rival big city detectives, can keep me booked solid throughout a shift.