1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Why I decided that being a cop is no longer for me

Discussion in 'Law Enforcement Officers' started by TacoTabe, Apr 7, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. TacoTabe

    TacoTabe [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Member:
    #50683
    Messages:
    1,213
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    York County, PA
    Vehicle:
    Money Pit
  2. dud122

    dud122 rabble rabble rabble

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2008
    Member:
    #10566
    Messages:
    1,914
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Riverdale Park, MD
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tacoma DC
    ome lift'd, bent-up rear, elite front, revenge fab'd sliders, camburg uca's, safari snorkle, FJ TRD wheels, safari bed basket, truxedo'd, bed rug'd... more to come
    which side are you on?
     
  3. saundern

    saundern Swerve for nothing

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Member:
    #27342
    Messages:
    2,680
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Upstate, SC
    Vehicle:
    2002 SR5 4x4
    Mind explaining why?
     
  4. TacoTabe

    TacoTabe [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Member:
    #50683
    Messages:
    1,213
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    York County, PA
    Vehicle:
    Money Pit
  5. saundern

    saundern Swerve for nothing

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Member:
    #27342
    Messages:
    2,680
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Upstate, SC
    Vehicle:
    2002 SR5 4x4
  6. jpneely

    jpneely Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Member:
    #49361
    Messages:
    1,050
    Gender:
    Male
    Charleston, SC
    Vehicle:
    2011 PreRunner SR5
    Secondary Filter mod, Always on Reverse Camera, Upgraded HU, LED Bed lights
    yea im confused to?
     
  7. CanisLupus

    CanisLupus Previously "MGMTacoFF"

    Joined:
    May 17, 2011
    Member:
    #56826
    Messages:
    4,520
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Northern Virginia
    Vehicle:
    2011 DCSB 4WD
    - Click Signature for Build Thread -
    So you're going to drop a career possibility based on the actions of one department? Sounds like a good choice then...

    Also, (based on the facts provided by the department) this seems like a justified use of force. If they can defend that a individual/animal was putting a officer's life or safety in danger, they are allowed to use necessary force to ensure that officer's safety. I may be wrong, but other police officer's may want to comment on it to back me up or dispute.
     
  8. dud122

    dud122 rabble rabble rabble

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2008
    Member:
    #10566
    Messages:
    1,914
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Riverdale Park, MD
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tacoma DC
    ome lift'd, bent-up rear, elite front, revenge fab'd sliders, camburg uca's, safari snorkle, FJ TRD wheels, safari bed basket, truxedo'd, bed rug'd... more to come
    unfortunately i deal with cops with itchy trigger fingers when confronted with a dog all the time... well i used to anyway

    humane law enforcement officers (those that investigate animal cruelty cases) were supposed to investigate any incident where a cop shot a dog in DC.... this happens ALOT. unfortunately it really comes down to whether the cop felt his/her safety was at risk and it's pretty hard to question the judgement of a cop

    with that said I can tell you there are TOO many cops who don't know jack shit about dogs and pull their gun before they accurately assess the behavior of the dog (which most can't really do in the first place). it's even worse with warrant squads... shoot first, ask questions later

    needless to say MPD stopped having us do investigations into their shootings and they do their own internal investigations... hasn't been an unjustified dog shooting in a long time in DC :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  9. TacoTabe

    TacoTabe [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Member:
    #50683
    Messages:
    1,213
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    York County, PA
    Vehicle:
    Money Pit
    Read the article. And the name of the officer- its not just some dept...
     
  10. jpneely

    jpneely Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Member:
    #49361
    Messages:
    1,050
    Gender:
    Male
    Charleston, SC
    Vehicle:
    2011 PreRunner SR5
    Secondary Filter mod, Always on Reverse Camera, Upgraded HU, LED Bed lights
    welp feel like a tard now... i gotcha now. proceed. yea i feel ya. thats got to hurt.
     
  11. dud122

    dud122 rabble rabble rabble

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2008
    Member:
    #10566
    Messages:
    1,914
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Riverdale Park, MD
    Vehicle:
    2002 Tacoma DC
    ome lift'd, bent-up rear, elite front, revenge fab'd sliders, camburg uca's, safari snorkle, FJ TRD wheels, safari bed basket, truxedo'd, bed rug'd... more to come
    you're the cop?
     
  12. !TacoTaco!

    !TacoTaco! TACO LOVER!

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2012
    Member:
    #72517
    Messages:
    337
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Felix
    PSL, FL
    Vehicle:
    09 Prerunner TRD Sport
    Removed coal filter, Also installed AFE air filter. Roof rack with custom diamond plate air diverter.
    So you were the one that shot the dog?
     
  13. jpneely

    jpneely Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Member:
    #49361
    Messages:
    1,050
    Gender:
    Male
    Charleston, SC
    Vehicle:
    2011 PreRunner SR5
    Secondary Filter mod, Always on Reverse Camera, Upgraded HU, LED Bed lights
    so it seems
     
  14. 707tothe907

    707tothe907 Superior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    Member:
    #45372
    Messages:
    2,723
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jake
    Chico NorCal
    Vehicle:
    05 DCSB Off Road
    Shit just got interesting.

    Kevin, sorry that happened. Are you really planning on quoting because of this? What will your future career plans be?
     
  15. DrewH

    DrewH Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Member:
    #46791
    Messages:
    15,089
    Gender:
    Male
    The article is pretty vague but you shot a dog for barking at you in its own house?
     
  16. TacoTabe

    TacoTabe [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Member:
    #50683
    Messages:
    1,213
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kevin
    York County, PA
    Vehicle:
    Money Pit
    Shitty situation. Takes away ones drive to go work when you can't do anything without someone starting a protest
     
  17. hitmans.army

    hitmans.army Just a guy.

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2011
    Member:
    #60399
    Messages:
    1,753
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chris
    Myrtle Creek, OR
    Vehicle:
    '07 PreRunner & '40 Chrysler Coupe
    Bilstein 5100s up front with OME 885s, rear Add-A-Leaf, LED lights (tails, dome, map, plate lights), Kicker 8" in custom fiberglass enclosure under back seat, Kicker speakers throughout and Kicker amp for sub, Pioneer DVD Player, Satoshi Grille with Devil Horns, Leer 100XQ.
    So the dog has a history of trying to attack people, and how is the kid traumatized if he didnt see it? Boo freakin hoo. Im sorry, people in the US need to get their panties pulled out of their crack and realize that shit happens. I say if a dog has a habit of trying to attack people and the owner does not control the animal, shoot the owner.
    Sorry folks, if a dog is charging me, or someone else and I have a clear line on it I will shoot it.
     
  18. jpneely

    jpneely Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011
    Member:
    #49361
    Messages:
    1,050
    Gender:
    Male
    Charleston, SC
    Vehicle:
    2011 PreRunner SR5
    Secondary Filter mod, Always on Reverse Camera, Upgraded HU, LED Bed lights
    yea i understand the family being upset but if your safety is in question then, well you gotta act and do somethin... and personally i dont like being bit by animals
     
  19. DrewH

    DrewH Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2010
    Member:
    #46791
    Messages:
    15,089
    Gender:
    Male
    I confused... it was attacking someone?
     
  20. 707tothe907

    707tothe907 Superior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    Member:
    #45372
    Messages:
    2,723
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jake
    Chico NorCal
    Vehicle:
    05 DCSB Off Road
    According to the article the kid was 18 feet away. Read it next time.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
To Top