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"I wouldn't be anywhere else, doing anything else, but this job."

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by ronduke, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. ronduke


    Jan 24, 2007
    "......when your time is up, your time is up, you don't have a say in that," said Thornton. "But, you do have a say in what you are doing when your time is up and I wouldn't be anywhere else, doing anything else, but this job."
  2. Many people believe that honor, courage, and commitment are outdated values. I doubt they would win that argument with OFC Thornton.

    Welcome back to the street, brother.

  3. This...Well stated....
  4. Godspeed, Officer Thornton. Here's wishing you tremendous success in taking as many drunks off the road as possible.

    As usual, some people just don't get it. Perhaps it's time to increase the penalties and close some more loopholes for drunk drivers.
  5. Gangrel


    Oct 12, 2007
    No one will be able to argue with the SFSTs if he can demonstrate them with a fake leg :)
  6. nitesite10mm

    nitesite10mm Dog Lover

    Jun 9, 2006
    North Alabama
    Eff~en~A Dude, that is a new classic!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And Officer Thornton, you have some serious skreet cred.

    Awesome accomplishment, Brother.
  7. RetailNinja


    Jan 31, 2007
    I realize I'm not even in the same ballpark, let alone league, but for two months this past winter, I was demonstrating SFST on video to my DUI suspects with a broken toe. The look on people's faces when they tried to BS why they couldn't do the tests was pretty funny.

    I love this profession.
  8. nikerret

    nikerret Mr. Awesome

    Mar 29, 2005
    We have a guy with 1.5 legs. He can outrun most people.
  9. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

    Jun 30, 2004
    Unmarked Rustbox

    Having spent some time on the pine after a chance encounter with a DWI driver last year, I can tell you it is quite motivating to hear a story like Officer Thornton's.

    While my situation was nowhere near as harrowing or dire as his, I can empathize with the feeling you get when some drunk makes a decision which alters your life forever.

    Ofc. Thornton, you are an inspiration.

  10. Newcop761

    Newcop761 CLM

    Jan 29, 2001
    In Existential Crisis
    Well said.