Commander gets cuffed

The adrenaline running through my body had my heart just about beating out of my chest and the smile on my face expanding from one ear to the other.

“Faster, we have to lose them!”

Major put the pedal to the metal but as the fire station crept closer, and the lights in my passenger side mirror shined that dreaded red and blue, there was nowhere else to go.

She slammed on the brakes, threw the car in park, and took off running!

I stayed put, observing the scene from my passenger seat.

The security forces Airman, Staff Sgt. Christopher Schuster, who was driving the truck behind us – had followed her lead, and he was catching up to her. Before I knew it, that sergeant had the major thrown to the ground, her head down in the grass, and he was getting ready to cuff her.

As the adrenaline wore off, I couldn’t manage to wipe the smile off of my face. Watching the security forces commander get arrested was never on my bucket list before, but after Saturday’s events, I added it to my list and crossed it off!

The security forces Airmen got their law enforcement training in that day! They gave out speeding tickets, warnings for not stopping at stop signs, and even chased down their commander and cuffed her!

The pride I feel to be a part of this unit is still exploding from my heart. When you have a squadron commander who puts her Airmen’s training needs ahead of her own safety, and tests them to their cores, you can’t help but be proud.

Maj. Kristin Boustany – you did it again! Thanks for being an amazing leader, mentor and friend. It was an absolute pleasure spending the day with you and your incredible team of knowledgeable, trained and committed security forces Airmen. While you’re doing the dirty work, I’ll continue capturing your dedication and expertise – so we can share it with the world!

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About Tech. Sgt. Andrea F. Rhode

Tech. Sgt. Andrea F. Rhode is a photojournalist for the 115th Fighter Wing in Madison, Wisconsin.