I took this photo of Greta the very first day I was a commissioned policeman in St Louis City. She was issued to me through the academy and was with me when I was tossed to the streets, up until we were issued a newer model Beretta 92D. She’s got even more wear and tear now. Greta has served by my side for years and many policemen before me. Since 1989. We have been through a lot together and have done some serious work together. She’s my original partner. These days she enjoys retirement. But she still serves by my side and will continue to serve my family for generations to come. My kids will wield her, as will their kids. Greta is a part of the family. Forever.