Our time at Metro South wound down today as we finished 2239, the last of 53 vehicles the EVC team touched while serving the Michigan State Police at the post in Taylor. What an experience! Our emotions ran the gauntlet over the last four weeks, as new team members not only learned about one another, but how to do a job accurately, with pride and quite a bit of consistent inconsistencies. Without a doubt, the EVC family has something to celebrate today!
Our hosts at Metro South were the absolute best. First Lieutenant Jennifer Johnson and her staff treated us like co-workers. Faces became familiar and our surroundings felt more like our own rather than visiting somewhere else. Forever more, 12111 Telegraph will be a special place for EVC. A new chapter began here and the people will forever cement it as a good one.
On our final day, the post treated us to a taco bar for lunch! Beyond what we’d ever expect, we lined up with lieutenants, troopers and Motor Carrier Officers, filling our plates with delicious, homemade food. A special shout out to whomever made the Guacamole salsa…holy smokes! We appreciated the kindness and generosity of those at Metro South.
Before mopping up the final few vehicles, we had a group photo taken in front of the post. Most certainly, it will find its way into the walls of our office in Kalamazoo with a copy hanging in the Mobile Service Unit. From the bottom of my heart, thank you Michigan State Police, Metro South Post for starting this next year together out right. To the posts we’re headed to down the road…they set a bar here in Taylor!