Where am I?

Andy Ouriel
Apr 28, 2014


When people go to the Sandusky Police Department, they typically use an in-station telephone to contact an officer. Reporters do the same when they need to speak to an officer.

My typical routine involves saying, “Hello. This is Andy from the Register. I’m here to pick up today’s reports.”

But as I picked up the phone, a police commander had anticipated me ringing up to his office. I punched in the four-dial code to speak to Sandusky police Chief John Orzech so I could meet him for a 1:30 p.m. on a recent weekday.

The other line answered “Sandusky Register.”

Caught a bit off guard, I played along and said “911, what’s your emergency?” I couldn’t tell if it was Orzech or Sandusky police Lt. Phil Frost. But I’m glad I wasn’t dispatched out for a crime.



Having a sense of humor is a good thing. Having a sense of humor, and being our police chief is AWESOME. Life is so much greater when the person/people you're interacting with have a sense of humor.

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The Hero Zone

I agree. It is good to be reminded that the people behind the badges or reporter notebooks are human beings who enjoy a good joke like the rest of us.