How dare they protect their homes!??!

The latest This Is True newsletter turned me on this great story of a local police idiot. An insurance company sent a small private fire crew to protect some homes it insured that were threatened by a wildfire. Control freaks at the PD were not happy–“That sounds ridiculous to me,” said Kim Rogers, a Ketchum Police Department spokesman, ” I mean, this is a Forest Service fire, not a private fire.” Heaven forbid the insurance firm or residents don’t leave their fate in the Forest Service’s hand, but actually try to protect their property.