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Old 04-17-2012, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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An Officer’s Life

*You wonder why he pulled you over and gave you a ticket for speeding,

He just worked an accident where people died because they were going too fast.
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*You wonder why that cop was so mean,

He just got done working a case where a drunk driver killed a kid.

*You work for 8 hours,

He works for up to 18 hours.

*You drink hot coffee to stay awake,

The cold rain in the middle of the night keeps him awake.

*You complain of a "headache," and call in sick,

He goes into work still hurt and sore from the guy he had to fight the night before.

*You drink your coffee on your way to the mall,

He spills his as he runs Code 3 to a traffic crash with kids trapped inside.

*You make sure you're cell phone is in your pocket before you leave the house,

He makes sure his gun is clean and fully loaded and his vest is tight.

*You talk trash about your "buddies" that aren't with you,

He watches his buddy get shot at, and wounded in front of him.

*You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls,

He walks down the highway looking for body parts from a traffic crash.

*You complain about how hot it is,

He wears fifty pounds of gear and a bullet proof vest in July and still runs around chasing crack heads.

*You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong,

He runs out before he gets his food to respond to an armed robbery.

*You get out of bed in the morning and take your time getting ready,

He gets called out of bed at 2 am after working 12 hours and has to be into work A.S.A.P. for a homicide.

*You go to the mall and get your hair redone,

He holds the hair of some college girl while shes puking in the back of his patrol car.

*You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over,

His shift ended 4 hours ago and there's no end in sight.

*You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight,

He can't make any plans because on his off days he still gets called back into work.

*You yell and scream at the squad car that just past you because they slowed you down,

He's in the driver seat of the squad car, going to cut somebody out of their car.

*You roll your eyes when a baby cries in public,

He picks up a dead child in his arms and prays that it was crying.

*You criticize your police department and say they're never there quick enough,

He blasts the siren while the person in front of him refuses to move while talking on their cell phone.

*You hear the jokes about fallen officers and say they should have known better,

He is a hero and runs into situations when everyone else is running away in order to make sure no one else gets hurt and loses his life doing it.

*You are asked to go to the store by your parents, you don't,

He would take a bullet for his buddy without question.

*You sit there and judge him, saying that it's a waste of money to have them around,

Yet as soon as you need help he is there.



From me: those of you who hate the police aren't worthy to tie their boots.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:16 PM
 
Location: USA
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People don't hate ethical police officers. They hate unethical police officers. Or officers who abuse their authority. Nothing wrong with disliking enethical or abusive people. Other Americans work just as hard. Some more. Some less.

What people are tired of, is police corruption.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:23 PM
 
Location: North America
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People don't hate ethical police officers. They hate unethical police officers. Or officers who abuse their authority. Nothing wrong with disliking enethical or abusive people. Other Americans work just as hard. Some more. Some less.

What people are tired of, is police corruption.

I'll give you a little inside scoop...Police officers don't like the above, either. It makes it harder for the rest of us to do the job.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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As the sister of a former detective who experienced it all . . . . from the jellified remains of an elderly woman, to the mutilated body of an innocent girl; yet remained one of the most decent and loving persons you could ever meet. Thanks!
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I'll give you a little inside scoop...Police officers don't like the above, either. It makes it harder for the rest of us to do the job.
Indeed! My brother hated crooked cops with a passion.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:42 PM
 
Location: North America
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Indeed! My brother hated crooked cops with a passion.

The Dirty Cops and the Cowboys cost lives.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:46 PM
 
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I'll give you a little inside scoop...Police officers don't like the above, either. It makes it harder for the rest of us to do the job.
Then perhaps you can explain why it is so damned difficult to get cops to investigate these acts, or testify against other cops without first being granted immunity to prosecution. They may not like all the above but far too many don't seem to do a damned thing about.

Signed a true admirer of good cops,

Catto.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:52 PM
 
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OP, most people have a lukewarm relationship with the police. Most of us hate the cops that use "pain compliance" on people that were "resisting arrest" because they didn't put their arms up high enough behind their backs.

Also, carterstamp, if cops, as you claim, hate corrupt cops so much, why is it so many of them sit on their hands while their co-workers commit crimes themselves and unnecessarily violate the civil rights of others?
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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We get it. Our own jobs, experiences, personal lives etc are meaningless compared to theirs. Got it.

Talk about totally invalidating other peoples life experiences.
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
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We get it. Our own jobs, experiences, personal lives etc are meaningless compared to theirs. Got it.

Talk about totally invalidating other peoples life experiences.
Wow...you missed the damn point by miles. I suggest working on those critical thinking skills.
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