Funny, Funny Stories From my days at Eden, P.D.
By Michael D. Martin, E.C.P.D. Retired
About the author...Michael Martin (pictured front row, far right in the 1981 photo) is a retired veteran of 25 years on the Eden City Police Department, and has penned a number of anecdotal writings recalling his experiences.
III. Our Blue Steel BoyWhen I came to work for Spray PD in 1966,There was a fine police officer working for the town of Draper. His name was Michael Ray Axxom. He was my friend and may still be untill he reads this. But the story is so funny, I got to tell it. Michael was the nephew of then Sheriff, Carl Axxom and he was a Draper Police officer. Michael was tall, fit and handsome and the girls loved him. If Mike Axxom came to arrest you and you bucked up and resisted arrest, Michael would cancel your time card and when it was all over, whatever was left of your butt, was going to jail.. When Eden Consolidated in 1967 Michael became an Eden City Police Officer.
Michael was single and no one's girlfriend was safe, Michael had a brother named Roger Axxom who was a North Carolina Highway Patrolman stationed in Burlington, N.C. Michael always bragged to Roger about his conquests in Rockingham County and one week, Roger was up visiting and he told Michael "if you come to Burlington, I will show you more fine foxes in one night than you can find in all of Rockingham county."...Mike thought about this for about two seconds and decided...hey roge...I got next thursday, friday and saturday off and we gonna party........tell the girls I'm coming.
Well, Roger did....Roger went back to Burlington and told every girl he knew that his brother, Michael was coming to visit and party with him and they should be real kind to Michael......as he was dying of a highly communicable venereal disease for which there was no cure.
Mike got off work and headed to Burlington, he and Roger spiffed up and hit the bars at the Holiday Inn, The Sheraton and The Hampton and several other night spots...and everything went wonderful...the girls crowded around until Roger introduced the new face as his brother from Eden........and the girls got up and left quickly.....Mike was saying...Roger, what did I say? What did I do?? What's the problem brother?? This went on all night until finally Roger said " Mike, I think Alamance County girls are just too sophisticated for you....they can spot a Hillbilly real quick.
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