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Old 09-10-2014, 17:30   #1
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How do some of these cowards get hired?

Some of us went to training, today. In the training, the Instructor asked who wore their vests. One guy didn't raise his hand. She asked him why.

He said, "I don't get myself into situations where I might need it." She asked if he carried a firearm. He said yes. When she asked why, he said, "Because I like guns."

How do cowards like this get hired, let alone retained? He openly admitted he wasn't going anywhere he could potentially get shot.

One of the guys I went with said he had seen the guy at other training and said he was a real winner, there, too.
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Old 09-10-2014, 17:41   #2
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Old 09-10-2014, 17:49   #3
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The thing is: this guy is at least willing to admit it. There are lots of them out there, but most are not willing to admit it
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Lots of people wear police uniforms and badges. Not all of them are cops.
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Old 09-10-2014, 18:03   #5
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Lots of people wear police uniforms and badges. Not all of them are cops.
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Old 09-10-2014, 18:04   #6
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Lots of people wear police uniforms and badges. Not all of them are cops.
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Old 09-10-2014, 18:11   #7
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So the day has finally come when it's the guy without the vest who is cowardly?

Not too many years ago, we laughed at anybody who needed a vest for dangerous calls, much less full time wear.
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Old 09-10-2014, 18:57   #8
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Lots of people wear police uniforms and badges. Not all of them are cops.
Tru dat.....
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So the day has finally come when it's the guy without the vest who is cowardly?

Not too many years ago, we laughed at anybody who needed a vest for dangerous calls, much less full time wear.
Context, it's important.
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Old 09-10-2014, 19:26   #10
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"He said, "I don't get myself into situations where I might need it." She asked if he carried a firearm. He said yes. When she asked why, he said, "Because I like guns."?

Cops and military personnel are the two professions getting paid to put themselves in danger of getting shot.

If any of them are not willing to put themselves in danger they are of no use.
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I'm glad to see this is still going on.
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He doesn't get himself into situations that he would need it?

I don't know how police protocol works, but if an armed robbery or something like that happens in his area and he repeatedly is nowhere to be found, would he not face disciplinary action? Or if there's a tense standoff and the guy bolts....no discipline?

Are LEO's allowed to pick and choose which situations they respond to?
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If any of them are not willing to put themselves in danger they are of no use.
Unfortunately, you are probably talking about at least half of our work force.

Sad, but true.
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He doesn't get himself into situations that he would need it?

I don't know how police protocol works, but if an armed robbery or something like that happens in his area and he repeatedly is nowhere to be found, would he not face disciplinary action? Or if there's a tense standoff and the guy bolts....no discipline?

Are LEO's allowed to pick and choose which situations they respond to?
He is certainly not someone you would want covering your back; that is for sure.
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Lots of people wear police uniforms and badges. Not all of them are cops.
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Old 09-10-2014, 21:37   #17
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So the day has finally come when it's the guy without the vest who is cowardly?

Not too many years ago, we laughed at anybody who needed a vest for dangerous calls, much less full time wear.
Not the "cowardly" point, Bren. Reread the third paragraph.

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The thing is: this guy is at least willing to admit it. There are lots of them out there, but most are not willing to admit it
Troof. I work with at least one. It's pathetic because when their cowardice is exposed, they tend to go on the offensive in an attempt to justify their lack of intestinal fortitude.

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Lots of people wear police uniforms and badges. Not all of them are cops.
Well said. Last time I checked, we weren't always given a choice about getting into situations where we might get shot.
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So was the subject of the OP a straight-up unapologetic wimp, or a scared, unskilled guy painfully aware of his shortcomings trying to make up for it with machismo - basically insinuating that he'll never need a vest because no one can hurt him?

Unfortunately, most of us have worked with That Guy - big talk, professes to be obsessed with guns, secretly terrified of confrontation with anyone at all. Talks big, always last to go at Simunition training, last to answer up for hot calls. Not a bad guy, just not cut out for law enforcement and should be let go before someone else pays the price.
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