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07-08-07, 11:33 AM #1
Have you ever had a traumatic event in the line of duty?
I know most officers will have a traumatic event during their career. A recent trend in my academy has been bringing officers who have suffered traumatic events or have been injured or shot in the line of duty in to speak with us about their incident, how they handled it, and what they've learned from it. Anyone here feel comfortable telling their stories of a life changing event in the line of duty? Thanks
07-08-07, 04:36 PM #2
Some guys here have 25+ years on the job....they got stories. Me, I've only got about 2 yrs on, and even I have some stories.
And soem guys here will feel comfortable sharing their stories, and some won't. But I would imagine (maybe it's just me) that most don't want to share their stories in the public section. You might have to wait until you can get into the verified section to hear them.
That's just a guess.No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
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07-08-07, 04:42 PM #3
We keep some experiences guarded, matt. A reason that this is done is that when one such occurrs, we usually wind up hashing it out over years of media coverage, courtroom drama, etc. It just gets better for us not dwelling on it anymore. Our healing process usually only includes those closest to us. Our laundry gets aired out enough in public.
I'm going to say that you probably won't get many responses, if any, especially in the public area of the forums. If one of the officers here wants to share it, that's his option and I'd certainly honor it, however I wouldn't much expect it.
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07-08-07, 04:43 PM #4
What he said. When you are verified, we'll talk.To be born an Englishman, is to be a winner in the Lottery of Life.
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07-08-07, 05:19 PM #5
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on his wearing his sidearm. "Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you
expecting trouble?" "No Ma'am. If I were expecting trouble, I would have
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07-08-07, 10:00 PM #6
I understand.. Thanks
07-09-07, 03:54 AM #7Big Irish Sausage
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Yes, I have. No, I won't. Get verified. Most of us tend to open up a bit more in those sections of the forums.BR
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07-09-07, 05:40 AM #8
We dallied under
Vine maples and sapling alders
Searched for lady slippers
Found blackberry riots and
An old skid road
Brought ghost ferns and
Hollows filled with
While waves wrapped
Intricate lacings of weeds
'Round mule spinners
His cyanotic eyes
Were hard enough to make
The sun turn tail and
Tender enough to attract me
To his world of illusion
07-09-07, 10:48 PM #9Wise men stand behind me, brave men stand beside me, but only fools stand against me.
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