I was one of those reporters, too, when I worked for WSPT/WXYQ in the late ’70s and early ’80s. It was my first job in journalism, so I didn’t know how rare it was to have keys to the sheriff’s annex. Doing the morning “police beat” meant arriving at the annex around 3:30am. I would let myself in an have complete run of the place. I thought it was normal to have total, unfettered access to everything with nobody around to keep an eye on me! Thanks, Gene, for recalling how special those times were, when law enforcement and the media had mutual trust and respect.