I haven't been complimentary toward the Anchorage Police Department often, but I have to report something good.
When I wrecked my truck on Tuesday, I immediately informed the Fire Dept and police personnel that there were two firearms in the truck - both inside zipped cases.
The APD officer first on scene secured both weapons, and told me I could go to HQ later to claim them. Not my favorite thing, but okay.
Later, while I was still being evaluated in the E.R., he stopped by to give me back my license, and spoke with my wife about putting the pistols in her car, instead. He explained that if he had to register them at HQ, it would mean "two and a half or three hours of paperwork", and thanked her profusely for being available to take them home.
I can't tell you how much I appreciated knowing that the pistols would be at home, awaiting my return, instead in police lock-up someplace.
APD, you did right by me, and I appreciate it! Thank you.