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Patrol Officer Kevin Moore stands next to one of the police department's SUV's. Moore said he likes to drive the SUV squads when he can, because they handle so well.

‘It’s like a rollercoaster ride’: For cops, even a quiet night can be unpredictable

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Even when officers are not drawing their weapon or pursuing a car down the highway, they must be ready for anything.

River Falls patrol officer Kevin Moore told me this as I rode along in his car on the Friday night late shift.


“You go from cold to hot like that,” Moore said.

Before leaving the station, Moore and his fellow officers sat down to talk.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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