On Tuesday, April 22nd, I had the pleasure of joining Lieutenant Eric Paul on another ride-along; I have been working with Paul since last semester and am continuing my multimedia story about him. My focus on this particular ride-along was gathering ambient audio of the police office, his car, and the streets of Rochester.
Listening to suggestions made on my current version of the multimedia piece, I proposed spending more time with Paul at home to capture a greater sense of his family and relationship with his wife. Fortunately, Paul appeared excited with the idea and I am eager to work with him and his family. While the action-packed career provides interesting photographs, the real story lives in his family and their reactions to his chosen career. Paul has worked as a police officer for the city of Rochester for 26 years; he has been a lieutenant for the last 11 years. He plans to retire this year and we have discussed working together until those final days to tell his story.