A police officer on a train full of drunks feared he was going to be beaten up, until a carriage of soldiers stepped in.
The British Transport Police officer was based in the South West, and told his story on the UK Cop Humour Facebook page.
Apparently he was on the last ‘drunk’ train of the night with another cop. He wrote:
This train is notorious for anti-social behaviour, assaults (including sexual) and being full of drunk people who think it’s funny to try and rattle the police who have to escort them back home. Last night it was particularly busy.
The mood was not a good one – the train was delayed and I’d already had to fend off a number of people who chose to blame me for these delays. I’d already been told to fuck off more times than I could count and I was beginning to wonder when my first scrap was going to come.
It was at this point the mood took a turn for the worst, and his colleague was at the other end of the train dealing with something else.
The officer mentioned to a member of the public he thought things were going to kick off, and that he might get his head kicked in if he intervened.
Fortunately that member of the public was a solider, who told the cop: “You’re not getting your head kicked in – you’ve got a train full of military here. You shout, we’re there. We’re not going to let that happen.”
Luckily, the rest of the train journey went without incident. The officer finished by saying:
We may wear different uniforms, take a different oath and deal with completely different issues but I’d like to give a big shout out to the ladies and gentlemen who work in the armed forces.
I could never do your job. Know that your brothers and sisters in blue stand shoulder to shoulder with you.