I got to thinking about this today, figured here was as good a place to ask as any. First, let me preface this... I'm not exactly a social butterfly, and rarely associate with co-workers when I'm not working. Just not how I am. I don't do the Christmas Parties, New Years Parties, going to ball games, etc. About the only thing I do, is I usually go fishing with a couple of co-workers a few times a year (usually 2-3). Not a big trip, or anything like that... Just a local lake to relax. This isn't because I dislike any of the folks I work with, I'm just not much for socializing. In the paper recently, a local police officer pled guilty to a felony charge. He'll get no jail time, but he'll obviously be dismissed from the department. I don't know him well (certainly wouldn't call him a friend), but I did know of him. He comes from a family of cops, I'm guessing he hung out w/ cops off duty, etc. My question for those who've been in this position.. When a fellow officer is fired under circumstances like a felony, or maybe fired for a DUI.. Do you stop associating with these folks or do you continue to be friends with them, etc? I would think someone being fired under some circumstances (say, sex crimes, felonies involving integrity, etc.) most would probably cut contact. DUI and some other stuff might be a bit more ambiguous.