Campaign of the Month: November 2012
THE EMERALD CITY
- IN CHARGE OF SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS
- GRANDFATHERLY SENIOR DETECTIVE OF THE 13TH PRECINCT
Sid Routman is the longest-serving officer in the 13th Precinct and is the ranking Homicide detective there. At age 63, he is almost eligible for retirement, but is unsure if he will quit when his time is up. Sid is something of an oddity among the Homicide detectives. Most officers feel some degree of tension between work and family, but not Sid, who is a devoted husband to his wife of 37 years and a loving father to three grown daughters. His fellow officers marvel at how Sid can handle the grotesqueries of more than 20 years in the Homicide Division without being worn down by the type of cases that send lesser officers to counseling or other jobs. Instead, Sid just keeps on coming in, day after day, dispassionately collecting evidence at murder scenes, gently consoling the families of murder victims and interrogating suspects with such effortless charm that his friends compare him to “Columbo.” His success rate with murder cases is the highest of any Homicide detective in the department.