Police Officer Would Kill For A Vacation
Shortly before his vacation last year, Officer Jenkins was fired amid public outcry after a jury failed to convict him for the shooting of Ray Johnson. His children Shanice and Malik survived the incident.
"It was the worst day of my life," Jenkins said. "I kept seeing flashes of kids growing up without their father, but then the jury came back with a not guilty verdict and I knew my kids wouldn't have to go through that. That was a stressful twenty minutes. Imagining my kids growing up with their father rotting in prison was almost too much to bear."
Despite being found not guilty, Officer Jenkins was fired anyway. Luckily, however, he found a job in a neighboring precinct a few months later. The job search, though, took time away from vacationing and his kids never made it to DisneyLand. "I could have cast a wider net to speed up the process," Jenkins said, "but I didn't want to move."
Unfortunately for Officer Jenkins, however, new police hires must work at least nine months before qualifying for vacation days, so his kids will have to deal with the stress of not visiting DisneyLand for the second year in a row.
“These nine months are gonna be a real slog,” Officer Jenkins said sipping his coffee. “I’d kill for some paid leave.”