“Runaway Bride” Inspires Albuquerque PD

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From the  Albuquerque Official City Website (here):

The Albuquerque Police Department is using a new recruitment technique that features APD spokeswoman Trish Hoffman unveiling a woman wearing running shoes and a wedding gown.

“Running away from your current job? Call APD Recruiting at 343-5020,” the slogan reads.

The image is a spoof of Jennifer Wilbanks, the Georgia bride who on April 26, 2005, ran away from home right before her 600-guest wedding. The search for Wilbanks spanned several states and police jurisdictions and ended after she took a bus to Albuquerque.

“The runaway bride is one of those stories that people across the nation still talk about,” said Police Chief Ray Schultz. “We hope we can capitalize off of that.”

The department currently has fewer than 1,000 officers and is trying to build the force to 1,100 by this summer.

This is just plain funny!  

-Ralph Michael Stein

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