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How much of the following is true most of the time and how much is rare?

Discussion in 'Law Enforcement Officers' started by ChamYota, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Dec 5, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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    ChamYota

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    I always see stuff like this on FB and it get tons of likes or whatever and i've wondered, how much of this stuff actually happens often?

    here it is(its alot)
    An Officer’s Life

    *You wonder why he pulled you over and gave you a ticket for speeding,

    He just worked an accident where people died because they were going too fast.
    ...
    *You wonder why that cop was so mean,

    He just got done working a case where a drunk driver killed a kid.

    *You work for 8 hours,

    He works for up to 18 hours.

    *You drink hot coffee to stay awake,

    The cold rain in the middle of the night keeps him awake.

    *You complain of a "headache," and call in sick,

    He goes into work still hurt and sore from the guy he had to fight the night before.

    *You drink your coffee on your way to the mall,

    He spills his as he runs Code 3 to a traffic crash with kids trapped inside.

    *You make sure you're cell phone is in your pocket before you leave the house,

    He makes sure his gun is clean and fully loaded and his vest is tight.

    *You talk trash about your "buddies" that aren't with you,

    He watches his buddy get shot at, and wounded in front of him.

    *You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls,

    He walks down the highway looking for body parts from a traffic crash.

    *You complain about how hot it is,

    He wears fifty pounds of gear and a bullet proof vest in July and still runs around chasing crack heads.

    *You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong,

    He runs out before he gets his food to respond to an armed robbery.

    *You get out of bed in the morning and take your time getting ready,

    He gets called out of bed at 2 am after working 12 hours and has to be into work A.S.A.P. for a homicide.

    *You go to the mall and get your hair redone,

    He holds the hair of some college girl while shes puking in the back of his patrol car.

    *You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over,

    His shift ended 4 hours ago and there's no end in sight.

    *You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight,

    He can't make any plans because on his off days he still gets called back into work.

    *You yell and scream at the squad car that just past you because they slowed you down,

    He's in the driver seat of the squad car, going to cut somebody out of their car.

    *You roll your eyes when a baby cries in public,

    He picks up a dead child in his arms and prays that it was crying.

    *You criticize your police department and say they're never there quick enough,

    He blasts the siren while the person in front of him refuses to move while talking on their cell phone.

    *You hear the jokes about fallen officers and say they should have known better,

    He is a hero and runs into situations when everyone else is running away in order to make sure no one else gets hurt and loses his life doing it.

    *You are asked to go to the store by your parents, you don't,

    He would take a bullet for his buddy without question.

    *You sit there and judge him, saying that it's a waste of money to have them around,

    Yet as soon as you need help he is there.
     
  2. Dec 6, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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    ChamYota

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  3. Dec 6, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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    Some of it is pretty common, and some is thankfully rare. I'm not so sure I could deal with holding a dead child on a regular basis. Hmm, just got over being sore from last Friday and my car still stinks of the coffee I spilled on Saturday. :eek:
     
  4. Dec 6, 2012 at 2:06 PM
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    :eek: thats a good thing i thinK?

    Well thanks for proving a hint of clarity for us non-leo people. :)
     
  5. Dec 6, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    I would say the majority is true. I have held a dead kid in my arms a time or two. I went to one accident where there was a family of five 2 adults and three kids in the back. Everyone was dead except the mom. I held her hand as she died while holding her hand. I try not to think of the things that I have seen while at work. Giving death notifacations also is hard.
     
  6. Dec 6, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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    Im sorry you had to do that man... :/ im intrested in law enforcement after i get out of school for computer science, I guess these things are common. I never really doubted that they actually happened, just the frequency of these things and thats the sad thing :9
     
  7. Dec 6, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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    k9cop if your not the lead dog, the view never changes

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    LE is the best job on the planet. If you every have to hold one dead kid or person in your life that is way too frequent in my book. If you go into LE you will need to have thick skin. You can hold a dead kid in your arms one minute then have people call you every name in the book the next minute...It's the nature of the beast. One minute your a hero the next minute your a AS*&^(*&
     
  8. Dec 6, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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    I want to help people in my life to be honest, not sitting in a desk just doing various assignments. I want to get out there and make some change. LE is where i want to be.
     
  9. Dec 6, 2012 at 6:01 PM
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    If you want to help people you should go into the medical field. seriously I mean that nicely. I usually get blamed for destroying more lives than helping. Although I think of it as helping.
     
  10. Dec 6, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    Biology,chemistry,organic chemistry, ect do not go well with me. :eek:

    I do not want to change in the OR.

    People dislike what they dont understand, If i knew for a fact that i was making changes for the good, and the public said otherwise, it honestly wouldnt bother me that much.
     
  11. Dec 6, 2012 at 6:58 PM
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    I honestly hope you enjoy it. LE is truly the best job in the world.
     
  12. Dec 6, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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    Had a domestic situation another officer and I had to deal with Monday and Tuesday. We were at the house three times over the course of 24 hours finally arresting the 28 year old crack/oxycodone addicted daughter for hitting her father Tuesday night. It took three officers to get her cuffed, out of the house, and into the patrol car. She fought like crazy. She also got a battery on a police officer charge and a resisting charge added to the domestic battery charge. In my opinion one of the the hardest parts of the job is dealing with someone who does not want help, who cannot be reasoned with, and is at rock bottom. The list above basically tells you that when you're a cop you see people at their worst. So yeah, thick skin is a must. But I force a smile knowing that I have my hands in the mix trying to do some good. Big agency or small, we all make a difference.
     
  13. Dec 6, 2012 at 10:14 PM
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    People always bitch about police..


    Yet who's the first person you call when shit happens?
     
  14. Dec 6, 2012 at 10:17 PM
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    Ghostbusters!!

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
     
  15. Dec 6, 2012 at 10:22 PM
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    I see what you did there
     
  16. Dec 6, 2012 at 10:29 PM
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    man i can't wait to get out of school with this criminal justice degree and get a job as a LEO. I saw an officer today help an elderly couple get their heavy items to their car in the Home Depot parking lot. It inspired me even more to want to get out there and help. Seeing things like that and knowing all that they do for us i don't get why people have to bag on some of the most heroic men in our society.
     
  17. Dec 6, 2012 at 10:32 PM
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    It's just takes a few bad officers to give the good ones a bad rap.
     
  18. Dec 6, 2012 at 10:32 PM
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  19. Dec 6, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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    yeah i know that. Just too bad its not easy to weed them all out in the academy
     
  20. Dec 6, 2012 at 10:44 PM
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    The only one I've ever had a problem with probably did get weeded out at the academy. LSUPD pulled me over for "speeding". I was doing 24 in a 30 and the officer thought it was a 20 :facepalm:
     
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