The Adam 12 thread had something that made me think of this. How many of you wanted to be a cop, even as a kid? Me, I wanted to be career Army (Green Beret) because of the John Wayne movie. I graduated high school during the post-Vietnam/Jimmy Carter era and the military was in a very low state. I chose not to go into the mess it was then. I tinkered with the idea of Law Enforcement from junior college days on until I took the plunge at age 22. I loved it right off and I still do. But I have to admit, with retirement approaching, I'm REALLY looking forward to that.