ABC15 had the opportunity to ride along Officer Shawn Magness in the Maryvale Precinct. See what its like to work as an officer in west Phoenix.
ABC15 recently rode along with Officer Shawn Magness for 10 hours in the Maryvale Precinct. See how the day unfolded in the full story here: http://on.abc15.com/1g6r3V1
1:30 p.m.: Magness and other officers from his squad receive a briefing from Sergeant Huskisson. The meeting includes information the squad should be aware of in the area.
1:50 p.m.: Magness gives a quick tour of the holding cells that are at the Maryvale station.
This is the cell suspects are placed in before being transferred into jail with MCSO.
2 p.m.: Magness loads everything from his personal car into his squad car. He also fills the car with gas for the day. Each station has its own gas pumps on site.
3:03 p.m.: While driving at 51st Avenue and McDowell, Magness sees a young man throwing water under a city bus. The man said he was trying to get a dog under the bus to come out. Magness stops his vehicle to see what was going on.
3:05 p.m.: After looking under the bus, Magness sees a dog that went underneath. Witnesses told Magness that the owner let the dog go. The dog got scared and went under the bus that was at the stop.
3:20 p.m.: After waiting for the proper equipment, Magness worked to get the dog from under the bus. The bus had passengers inside that experienced a 30-minute delay.
3:25 p.m: With help from other officers, the dog settled down. Officers waited with the dog until animal control showed up.
3:25 p.m.: With help from other officers, the dog was safely rescued from under the bus. See the video of the rescue: http://youtu.be/55SRs8Gy6qk
3:30 p.m: Animal control picked up the dog. The animal will be placed under evaluation and possibly put up for adoption. Passengers on the bus and the officers left the scene. See what Magness said about the situation: http://youtu.be/xVKS3Bzgw4g
4 p.m.: Magness checks his computer to see what calls are going on around him. There are reports of a store theft and altercation in the roadway that other units responded to.
5:02 p.m.: Magness responds to a call of a verbal argument between a parent and child at 55th Avenue and McDowell Road.
7:05 p.m.: What the in-car computer looks like inside Magness’ car. Magness uses his computer to investigate a group at a hotel near Interstate 10 and 51st Avenue.
8 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Magness stops several people for not using a bike light while riding at night. He also checks on handicap enforcement, making sure people are not parked in handicap spots.
10:30 p.m.: After a dinner break, Magness came across the fire department responding to a situation at 27th Avenue and Indian School Road.
10:32 p.m.: When Magness arrived, firefighters told him that they found a man who was laying in the parking lot with injuries to his face. Firefighters are not sure how the man ended up on the ground, but say he may have been involved in altercation.
10:33 p.m. Firefighters asked Magness to get equipment from the truck for the individual. See what Magness said about the scene: http://youtu.be/htWEBXJS7v0
11 p.m. Magness starts his way back to the station after a 10-hour day. Magness has the most traffic stops in September, and is among the top three for answered calls. Read the full story on Magness and our ride along: http://on.abc15.com/1g6r3V1