Judge Ambrose Edward Fisher

Every Day Danger Bay Banner ©Jack BoardmanPreviously: “Alright, partner, pat him down and cuff him. And then help him stand up.”

After Jimmy had the suspect standing, Wyatt smiled, “My name is Wyatt Earp—yes, I am descended from THAT Wyatt Earp. We’re going to provide you with free lodging tonight as we determine who you are, and what you’ve done over and above speeding and resisting arrest.”

The suspect just knew he was in a world of hurt—but couldn’t keep himself quiet, “Effing Podunk Junction sheriff has no idea what kinda hurt will come from stoppin’ me—Wyatt Earp? HA!”

“Yup,” Wyatt replied, “Welcome to the OK Corral.”

Everybody who was anybody gathered along the seawall to welcome their new namesake tour boat, MV Danger Bay, sail by on her way to the harbor. She was the last of the new tour boats to arrive.

Captain Molly Halloran, accompanied by her three fellow captains waved from the bridge, and on a signal from Molly, the pilot sounded the Danger Bay’s multi-toned foghorns.

The salute was answered by the village’s emergency alert horns atop the water tower. 

Season 13—Adventure 8—Every Day Danger Bay—Episode 10—Scene 1… 5 days later… at the Moosehead County Courthouse… Judge Ambrose Edward Fisher¹ was awaiting the jury’s return from deliberation. One of two Moosehead County judges, Fisher is a legal scholar who believed in the notion that the accused must be considered innocent until proved guilty beyond any reasonable doubt.

Judge Ambrose Edward Fisher ©Jack BoardmanJudge Ambrose Edward Fisher¹

His counterpart is Judge Alexander Jones, former Moosehead County Attorney, who was elected as Judge fifteen years ago. He (subconsciously) believes if one is brought to trial—the accused is likely guilty.

Neither judge’s decisions have ever been reversed on appeal—so both appear doing a credible job as judges.

Episode 10—Scene 2… at the Moosehead County Courthouse… Judge Fisher received word that the jury had reached a decision and when the jury returned to the courtroom asked, “Madam foreman, has the jury reached a unanimous verdict on all counts?”

“Yes, your Honor, we have.”

Have you reached a verdict? ©Jack Boardman“Yes, your Honor, we have.”

“On the first count, fleeing a lawful traffic stop?”

“We find the defendant, James William Peterson, guilty as charged.”

“On the second count, attempted aggravated assault on a sheriff’s deputy in the performance of his duty?”

“We find the defendant, James William Peterson, guilty as charged.”

“On the third count, illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon?”

“We find the defendant, James William Peterson, guilty as charged.”

“Thank you madam foreman, you may be seated. Mr. Peterson approach the bench. You have been convicted on all counts—I am staying your sentence for fleeing a lawful traffic stop and ordering you to be transported as soon as possible to the correctional facility at Oak Park Heights, Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota where you will serve, according to Minnesota sentencing guidelines, a life sentence, on each count, namely attempted aggravated assault on a sheriff’s deputy in the performance of his duty, and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, to be served consecutively.”

“But Your Honor, that means my client won’t be eligible for parole for forty years.”

“You are correct, counsellor,” Judge Fisher replied.

“But…”

“You may appeal, if you wish,” Fisher said, then looked at Chief Deputy Earp, “Would it be possible for Chief Deputy Shouse to fly the prisoner directly to Lake Elmo airport—to facilitate Mr. Carlson’s transfer to Oak Park?”

“I will contact her immediately and ask her to report to the airfield as soon as possible.”

“Thank you Wyatt. Bailiff—escort Mr. Carlson to his cell, please. Deputy Silverthorn, please assist the bailiff.”

“Yes, Your Honor.”

Thus ends this Adventure (with NO bloodshed)… But our Story? To Be Continued…

¹ Judge Fisher is to honor my father-in-law of the same name. In the early days of this blog (and until about five years ago), Ambrose was an avid follower of our exploits, GENTLE READER, and would discuss the stories around the Sunday dinner table. He can no longer read the blog as he has suffered significant vision loss.

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4 Responses to Judge Ambrose Edward Fisher

  1. Sarah Cooper says:

    Judge Ambrose Edward Fisher! I hope he’s still hearing the news from Danger Bay!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Chris Shouse says:

    Just love swift justice 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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