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Old 12-18-2012, 02:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Says a lot.


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.
...
*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.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree with it all except the last sentence.

When seconds count, the police are just minutes away.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I agree with it all except the last sentence.

When seconds count, the police are just minutes away.
I would bet that every single cop on the face of the planet would love more funding for more cops.
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Sounds like nursing. If I had a 5˘ for every family member who blamed me for their selfish, harmful decisions they made that ened up harming their family member/loved ones I could retire to the ski hill.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
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... they chose to take the job, and I don't think any of them thought it would all be sunshine, lollipops and donuts.

There is no excuse for some of the "in your face" attitude I have been on the receiving end of.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Most nurses I know became nurses because they wanted to help people. They certainly don't do it for the amazing wages, or great working conditions.

But any compassion is quickly squeezed out of them by form filling, target meeting, and budget cuts.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I don't want to make light of this but it is funny you mentioned nurses in this thread.

We just had a shooting at the hospital Robin works at. The perp snuck in the hosp at 4 in the morning to take revenge on a nurse that had kicked him out of the hospital earlier that day. He had a gun and took a security guard hostage to get into the hospital.

Another nurse was very good friends with the hostage and when she saw the perp with the gun in the guards back she went bonkers and charged him. As he starts to fire at the nurse a tech shoves her out of the way and takes two bullets in the back just as the police show up and kill the perp and he wounds one of them in the process of dying.

Only fatality is the perp and the cop and the tech are both going to be okay. I guess everything turned out well and the police did show on time this time.

In regards to the OP, nice sentiment but just a bit over the top.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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It is a nice sentiment, but I wish it could be a blanket statement. Sadly.
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