There's nowhere to put this **** down at the end of a shift; nowhere to tuck it away.

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  1. RussP

    RussP Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    From the Cops Life Facebook page...

    There's nowhere to put this sh*t down at the end of a shift; nowhere to tuck it away.
    Every door you knock is mostly bad news for them - or for you.
    Every car you stop or person you try to help - are they planning to kill you?
    Head on a swivel.
    Watch your six.
    Go eat. Back to the wall, facing the door.
    Did they f*ck with my food?
    Scan for threats.
    Sharp sounds.
    Adrenaline dumps.
    Fighting (for your life).
    Fighting off the DV victim that called 911 on their husband.
    Surrounded.
    Shot at (whizzzz!)
    Car chase.
    Hold up alarm.
    Rape in progress (DEAR GOD, LET ME CATCH YOU THERE, PLEASE!)
    Child abuse ( won't speak, rocking back and forth).
    Active break in.
    Clear the building.
    "Sir, I'm holding two domestics and a shots fired on your beat."
    Tones... "I have no cars clear in ______Divison.
    Start me another car.
    Have them step it up.
    Tones..."Clear the air".
    "Car_____ isn't answering their radio".
    I am sorry to inform you that your son/daughter/sister/brother/mother/father was involved in a bad accident.
    Check the welfare of...
    Smell hits you at the door.
    Go home.
    Flip switch
    Be husband/wife/father/mother/care giver.
    Get up and go to court (or just stay up if on latewatch)
    Play hide and seek with the attorneys.
    Get home.
    Turn on the news and learn about how bad you are.
    Get advice from the "experts" on how to fix your bad self (more training).
    Go do it again.​
     
  2. Glock Commander

    Glock Commander

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    Great advice. That is how it is.

    Once a cop gets tired of it, retire or move on to another job. The world will survive :cop:
     

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    bruscifer

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    It doesn't help much, I am sorry, but I am on your side. FTW!
     
  4. glockophile42

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    I'm sure you could add to the list, too. Thank you for being there.
     
  5. nitesit(+ an e)

    nitesit(+ an e) House Sitter and Cook

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    Russ, a LOT of us appreciate what you contribute here.

    Thank You.
     
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    TxDave Senior Member

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    I cannot begin to imagine what police officers must endure on a daily basis. Thank you all for choosing to do this work. You are needed, but I would not blame you if you decided you have had enough and find something else to do. Stay safe out there. :flag:
     
  7. Paul53

    Paul53 You local friendly Skynet dealer

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    If they "Defund" you, who will do all that?
     
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    I’ve said it before, and I’m definitely NOT taking anything away from combat vets. But a couple deployments and folks end up with PTSD. But law enforcement officers are in the **** for decades and expected to carry on like normal and be just fine. Thanks to everyone who does an incredibly challenging job day and and day out.
     
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  10. Sam Spade

    Sam Spade Staff Member Lifetime Member

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    Yes, there is. But if you start with that attitude, it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    Plenty of cops have figured it out, and lived fine lives. Others are living embodiments of the post, and die of alcohol or cancer, with three ex-wives that don't care and a few estranged kids that are relieved. Quick: pick one.
     
  11. Intolerant

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    That is definitely a reality. I would NOT want to be in law enforcement, today.
    We are definitely in bad times for sure. And no clue to what tomorrow looks like.
    I pray for our LE community. Be safe Blue Brothers, please God all mighty, be safe.
     
  12. Tomcat1977

    Tomcat1977 "Cynical Little me"

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    Its bad enough being retired and listening to these smirking nincompoops.

    For not wanting us they sure have us working a lot of hours. We had a slow weekend, only 2 killed and 39 winged. I live in a very quite 'hood in Copville so it doesn't affect me anymore but I can just imagine being back on the old beat. Sweet Jesus!
     
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