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Can You Imagine?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by SharpsDressedMan, May 6, 2013.

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  1. SharpsDressedMan

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    Mr Policeman should be cruising IN his police car, not parked at the convenient store buying a coffee or lottery ticket, nor at the dry cleaners, picking up his uniforms, nor at the apartment complex, visiting his girlfriend. Naw, the extra 20-30 seconds it takes him to get back to his police car, in a regular parking place, he can just write off to a little aerobic exercise. :) (I policed for 20 years, so I know that if you give a cop a perk, he'll start forgetting he's a public SERVANT.)
     
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    On the job for 20 years,so how did you get fired?
     
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    Magazine limits infringe upon the 2nd Amendment.
    It doesn't matter if the citizen is a cop or a plumber or a sales clerk.
    The Constitution applies to all of us.
     
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    "On the job for 20 years,so how did you get fired?"
    Funny you should ask. Started in the Army as an MP, Viet Nam era. Then worked a municipal department for five years, got divorced, disillusioned, and quit on my five year anniversary. Moved out to Colorado, and worked on a GREAT department in the NW for two and half years, and got laid off due to a recession. Got remarried, wife wanted to return to Ohio (I knew it was a bad idea), and got stuck working as a cop at the Cleveland Clinic for about 11 years. With no public retirement, the job just got worse and worse, until I refused to enter a building (burglary in progress) without a shotgun (I was going to be the fitrst guy through the broken window to clear the building). My sergeant (younger, college educated guy with little road experience) thought I should not "outgun" the other responding Cleveland Police officers (he was afraid they'd be offended). I got offended, having 20 years of "street" level experience, and being a trainer for auto, revolver, and police rifle, I figured if I didn't know when to employ a shotgun anymore, I may as well go out in style, so I told my sergeant to do something that might be physically impossible to do. Having no civil service protection, I knew the outcome would probably result in a change of careers, but I was ready. Retired, but more like when a boxer no longer steps into the ring. I never looked back, and have never been happier. I have had a second career for 17 years now. I was a good cop, but when you are no longer appreciated, it's time to get out. Too bad more cops don't see the light, or are so heavily invested that they HAVE to stay in when they SHOULD get out. Hope that clarifies my "retirement", since I'm thinking you were trying to discredit me in some way, or implying that it would have been more "noble" to stick out a career that was going nowhere. :rolleyes:
     
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