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i know why so many cops are alcoholics.....

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by cowboywannabe, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    actually i dont know hy, but im drunk.

    tieing one on once in a while is good for the soul.
     
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  3. GLK38

    GLK38 ImRonBurgundy?

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    good thing your behind the computer and not a wheel
     
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  4. CAcop

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    because they're married.
     
  6. MeefZah

    MeefZah Cover is Code 3

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    The IP address shows it's from his MDT.

    :rofl: I kid, I kid.
     
  7. seanmac45

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    Because of the tortured, raped and abused children.

    From scraping up one too many jumpers.

    Because of all the death notifications you have to make to unsuspecting relatives.

    Because of all of the low life scum returned to the streets by the criminal justice system to commit more atrocities.

    Because of all of the lives you've seen snuffed out far too early due to alcohol or drugs.

    Because your home life suffers from the low pay, long hours, missed holidays and family events.

    Because your children grow up without you there often enough.

    Because of the friends who die in the line of duty for an uncaring and unappreciative public.



    That's why....................
     
  8. dooga

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    Do you mind if I turn this into a prayer? Beautifully said. Thank you.
     
  9. 3Speedyfish3

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    Too many child autopsies.

    Close calls that make you lay awake.

    Loss of friends and relatives that don't understand.

    Divorces and your kids who hate you.

    The need to put on the armor and fight one more battle.

    The Chain of Command.

    The Sight of a Fallen Officer in the Field.

    Adrenaline withdrawal.

    I've had them all.
     
  10. Have fun.

    I don't drink - anymore. With a history of addiction and a real enjoyment of the drink when I was much younger, I realized I couldn't touch the stuff anymore. I'd never have survived as a sober cop if I had not stopped.

    My "drinking" is working in the yard, walking the dog, digging weeds, working out, playing with my kids, hitting the range and shooting imaginary rapists and murderers . . . .

    And occasionally talking to someone about the stuff Sean and Speedy wrote about.
     
  11. seanmac45

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    I stopped back in '91. But I understand why some don't.
     
  12. cowboywannabe

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    all of the above....

    im not much of a drinker, a light weight by most terms.....

    just once in a while its good to get crap faced and fall asleep in the recliner.....doesnt make things better, but its a temporary escape for the mind...

    wake up hung over and you can put things back into perspective....
     
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  13. Morris, I can relate!

    "I don't drink - anymore. With a history of addiction and a real enjoyment of the drink when I was much younger, I realized I couldn't touch the stuff anymore. I'd never have survived as a sober cop if I had not stopped."

    The last 6 years were very stressful. Shootings, altercations, long hours and constantly being on call and investigating baseless complaints.

    Except I waited too long, now I have some liver damage.
     
  14. We have some similar types of stress inside the fence, and some that are different. I've never had a DWI, or been disgnosed as an alcoholic, but I decided to hang the drinking up back in 2002, except for the occasional sip of peach brandy for a bad sore throat. I'm aware of some of my coworkers who rely on alcohol to "get away from it", or "unwind", but for some it appears to be a slippery slope.

    I believe we will all learn one day that our senses can be, and often are, our worst enemy.
     
  15. RetailNinja

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    Cops drink because weed is illegal.

    Still haven't been to a street brawl where everyone was baked.

    Still haven't been to a domestic where the suspect blazed up all afternoon and beat someone down when they came home at night.
     
  16. JC2317

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    Nicely said.
    I will add the nightmares that come from all of the above...........
     
  17. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    no nightmares, just had to tie one on........get it out of my system.
     
  18. Gos

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    I do not drink.
    I'm the first non alcoholic male in my family in at least four generations. I know what's waiting for me if I do. I've also seen so many good LEO's go from enjoying that after shift drink to Needing that after shift drink.
     
  19. janice6

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    I know you wont understand why I understand. Gotta let it go.