11. A little girl played beside her dead mother
“Told this story before, but it’s still creepy. Okay, so suicide calls always creep me out. Walking into a house knowing you’re going to find a body hanging somewhere is awful. This one was easily the worst.
I showed up, and I was the first there. I went in, and I found the body, it was hanging in a kind of stairwell. It was a youngish woman, and the worst part was, her young daughter was in the house.
When I got there, I found the young daughter playing by her mother’s feet which were dangling a couple of feet from the ground. I walked in and kind of froze in shock. I picked up the girl and took her outside, she didn’t protest and happily came with me. By this time, another officer and a paramedic car had showed up. I left the girl with the other officer (who was a woman with kids of her own, so I assumed she would be better at talking to the girl than me). I went back inside with the paramedics who quickly decided that this woman was definitely dead, and they couldn’t do anything.
Still makes me shiver to this day. I don’t know how long exactly the woman was hanging there, but it was probably about a day. The fact that her daughter was there, playing right next to her mother, not a care in the world. She had no idea what was going on. Its making me miserable just writing this out.” — SeamusTheGreat
12. His arms came off and maggots fell out
“I have two stories that come to mind that my dad told me. 30 years ago or so he and some other officers went to a flat with reports of a funny smell. Inside they found a man dead on the floor who had been there enough time to smell but not look too decomposed. So they decided to move him out the flat. But when they grabbed him to move him (I guess that’s just how it was done back then) his arms and legs came off and hundreds of maggots came out and went all over the place. They ended up having to cut the carpet around him to carry him out.
The second story involves a man who escaped from a mental institute somewhere in England. He was in there for being a murderer who had an obsession with killing people with the title ‘Dr.’. So this man traveled North to Scotland where he found an old, retired doctor and his wife and killed them both. He broke into their house, axed the man through his head while he was sitting in his arm chair and then beat his wife to death with pots and pans in her chair.
Neither seem very nice to experience, especially the second one.” —
13. Guts fell out of his stomach
“Not a cop, but my brother was heavily involved with our local sheriff’s department and often did ride-alongs. Told me about a story where they responded to a call about a knife fight. They got there and there was just one guy on the porch clutching his stomach. The officer did the whole “let me see your hands” thing cause ya know, possible knife. Dude basically said “uhh, I cant.” When he eventually removed his arms from his stomach per the officer’s request, a bunch of guts, still attached, just kinda… fell out of his stomach. Yeah an ambulance got called pretty fucking quick.” — AttilaTheHungover