I am working on a story about our local police department's history and in the past few weeks we've interviewed the first female police officer in our town and a male police officer/detective who turned out to be quite a character. This afternoon, we had the privledge of interviewing the man who was police chief for 21 years during the 50's, 60's and 70's. He was a bit nervous about the interview because he had suffered a stroke but he did a wonderful job. He remembered more than I thought he would. The biggest challenge was talking slow enough so he could understand me with his two hearing aids.
One of the chief's funniest stories involved teaching a police officer a lesson. This officer always pretended to pull his gun when he visited the chief. One day, the chief pulled out his gun filled with wax cartridges and shot at the officer's feet. Needless to say, that guy never pulled his gun on the chief again.
On to the perk...the chief's wife baked cookies. So, my co-worker and I enjoyed ginger and chocolate chip cookies after the shoot. How's that for a job perk? They were delicious!