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Old 03-08-2012, 12:12   #1
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Because I don't want to be accused of being a faker

I turned in my badge and ID today. I've been contemplating it for months, but was motivated by a part-time job offer earlier this week which will take up a good chunk of my free time. 3 years as a sworn officer, I am now officially back to being just a hose humper with a ccw.. The chief and one of the Sgts were disappointed to see me go, the other sgt is likely doing a dance right about now.

It's been fun, and I'm not entirely OK with this decision, but I think it's probably for the best.
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:20   #2
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Sometimes you have to know what's best for YOU.

Good luck at dragging hoses, saving basements, eating chili in the easy chair, and sleeping on the job!

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Old 03-08-2012, 12:26   #3
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Congratulations on regaining all your Rights.

Enjoy your new part time job!
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:47   #4
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Congrats!

And don't worry...I will happily fill the slot that you just opened up in the LEO field.
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Old 03-08-2012, 12:59   #5
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Good luck with the decision.
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Old 03-08-2012, 13:26   #6
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Old 03-08-2012, 13:30   #7
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Sometimes you have to know what's best for YOU.

Good luck at dragging hoses, saving basements, eating chili in the easy chair, and sleeping on the job!

This.......Best of luck....
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Old 03-08-2012, 13:42   #8
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most small departments get bent outa shape because they now have to find another chump er um i mean candidate to do the dirty work for low pay and poor or almost no benefits.

nothing wrong with being a hose humper with a ccw if youre being treated right.
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Old 03-08-2012, 14:04   #9
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Many years ago, I did all three: police, fire, and Paramedic. It was all too much. Had to pick one to focus. But that was many years ago. Now I play with other people's money...lol

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Old 03-08-2012, 16:31   #10
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That's more than I expected from you. Thanks, I think?

Thanks all, I'd love to say I feel a huge sense of "relief" but I really don't feel anything. On one hand I'm excited at the new job, excited to not constantly have to look at everything through cop eyes, excited to have a bit more time with my family. On the other hand I will miss the fun times, the good guys/gals, the lucky busts.. I won't miss the paperwork though, lol!
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Old 03-08-2012, 16:50   #11
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Undoubtedly a part time gig producing the "Hot firefighters 2013" calendar.

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Old 03-08-2012, 16:51   #12
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What about being a reserve to keep your commission updated? Good luck with your endeavors man!
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Old 03-08-2012, 16:52   #13
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What about being a reserve to keep your commission updated? Good luck with your endeavors man!
I won't even have time for the 16 hours per month. This new gig will be 3 12 hour shifts every two weeks on top of my 24/48..
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Old 03-08-2012, 17:03   #14
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Old 03-08-2012, 17:28   #15
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You and MeefZah work together???????

Probably a hard decision you had to make, and you're plainly clear on what you believe is best. I gotta respect that.

Stick around here on CT.
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Old 03-08-2012, 17:32   #16
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Old 03-08-2012, 17:34   #17
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Hah! I'll be like your dirty mistress

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Old 03-08-2012, 17:59   #18
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You and MeefZah work together???????
When Mike was considering going to the academy, he was posting a bit on CT, and I reached out to him and offered him to come ride with me, and tried to help him find a part time commission; we became something of friends for a bit, I guess.
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Good luck in your future endeavors, Mike! You gotta do what is right for you and your family.
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Old 03-08-2012, 22:26   #20
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Our PD stole 2 hose draggers from the dark side, it's only fair a couple go the other way.

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Old 03-09-2012, 09:13   #21
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I'm sure you're going to miss it at times. But there will be times you won't miss it at all. And like others have said, you have to do what's best for you.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:19   #22
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:34   #23
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In Texas..............

Arson Investigators are licensed Peace Officers. Anything like that up in Ohio?
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Old 03-09-2012, 14:40   #24
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Arson Investigators are licensed Peace Officers. Anything like that up in Ohio?
Yes, that's actually the reason I went to the academy in the first place. Sadly the positions are few and pretty competitive, but maybe someday..
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Old 03-09-2012, 14:41   #25
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When Mike was considering going to the academy, he was posting a bit on CT, and I reached out to him and offered him to come ride with me, and tried to help him find a part time commission; we became something of friends for a bit, I guess.
We had quite the sordid affair, didn't we?
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