A Quickie with Virginia Awkward

AE: During all your time on the job, have you ever had to shoot at someone?
VA:
No, I have never had to shoot at someone.

AE: That’s good. I hope you never have to. You see a lot in the line of duty. What’s the best or most outrageous excuse/lie/story you’ve ever heard from a suspect?
VA:
It’s really hilarious when a suspect says, “No officer, I don’t do drugs — I just smoke weed.”

AE: That is hilarious. Then again, I’m high. I’m kidding. Any other good ones?
VA:
I also get a kick out of it when someone says, “No Mama, I don’t have any narcotics or contraband on me, but there’s a [marijuana] blunt in my right pocket.”

AE: Awesome. Real life is better than fiction. Speaking of, who’s your favorite female TV or movie cop?
VA:
I loved Michelle Rodriguez in SWAT, from 2003. She is a beautiful brave woman, but when she transforms into the character, Chris Sanchez, she is sexy and fearless. I love it!

AE: You’re not alone there. Do chicks “dig the uniform”?
VA:
My wife “digs” my uniform and that’s really all that matters.

AE: I’ve never been to Memphis but I love barbeque. What’s the best place for barbeque in Memphis?
VA:
I love A&R Bar-Be-Que on Elvis Presley Boulevard.

AE: I love that it’s on a street called Elvis Presley Boulevard. I’m in!
VA:
By the way, they have awesome caramel cake!

You can catch Virginia and her fellow female officers tonight when Police Women of Memphis premieres on TLC, at 9PM, ET/PT.