A Tribute to Alaska State Trooper
Kim Edward Sagvali Nay, Sr.
the farthest North where the air cracks cold,
he roams through the wilds on his
when the law is broken, the story
he shows up ready and he shows
his moose hide soles to his sealskin top,
he’s a frontier lawman and a wilderness
The good folks sleep better when
he is around,
and the criminals hide ‘til he
means trust from those he protects,
respect means fear from those he
And he doesn’t much care if you
like him or not,
if you break the law, then you’ve cast your lot.
you’d better be good or you’ll go down hard,
‘cause he carries all your rights
on a little white card.
Whatever your specialty, be it
burglary or rape,
he’ll get your wicked story down
he asks you a question, then you’d better not lie,
he can separate the clean from
the dirty in your eye.
If you cuss him he’ll smile, but
you’d better smile too,
or your justice will be swifter
than the judge’s usually do.
if you decide to fight him, you’d better bring a friend,
‘cause he’ll chew you up and he’ll
spit you out again,
and he’ll drag your carcass to
the nearest jail
where the water is thin and the
bread is stale.
he comes to the city, if you’re lucky you can see
him out on the town, spending his
Strange tales are told of a shadow
in the night
and the dirty dope pushers who
were brought into the light.
stalks his quarry midst the mountains and the forests
then he brings the old jailer a
few more guests.
What do you do when you smell a
You don’t get a puppy, you bring
in a cat.
window breakers, rapists, assaulters,
dope pushers, gun shooters, he
When you think he can’t find you,
better look behind you,
all you Tom, Dick and Harry’s,
Jim-Bobs and Walters.
the northern lights swarm in the night above,
many a tale is told ‘round a cracklin’
of the legend of the constable
who might be near
while the criminal grumbles in
his corner of fear.
Written by Kim E. Nay, Sr....circa
and read at Kim’s Memorial by
Lieutenant Doug Norris on November
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