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    Quote Originally Posted by nicenshygirl View Post
    How did your parents/family members, feel when you told them that you wanted to be in Law Enforcement?
    My mommy approved, but my grandfather angrily said, "All policemen are a bunch of ground-up assholes who are looking for a free lunch!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Resident Smart Ass View Post
    Being the Asian Love King and all, and growing up in the traditional Asian family, my parents wanted me to be either a doctor, lawyer or a business man. I started out in college majoring in business economics thinking I was going to be a stockbroker, but i hated it and my grades were showing how much I hated it.
    I think i saw your story on A&E one night, did you take your partner out to dinner with your family and have them talk into a camera.



    My family could care less, I was out of the house and on my own. I too should have been a Dr. or a lawyer and followed in my family footsteps but I decided that I wanted a job where the pay wasnt all that great.
    I went to my grandpa's funeral and had some reletives say to me "so when are you going to go to college". I had to inform them that I have been to college because in this state you need a degree. Besides that its all good.


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    My Mom was very supportive....told me she was all for it as long as it wasn't in the jail. I guess after being in the military she figured it was ok...she got all of her crying out then. At that time she was also working for a law enforcement division of the Feds so...she couldn't really say anything. LOL My sister thought it was great.

    My hubby was very supportive for awhile and then decided he wasn't. Made for a VERY stressful time at my house....I can't even begin to tell you. However, after a lot of talking etc...we have come to a happy medium and he is very supportive now.

    I have promised both my mom and hubby to wear my vest at all times. It makes them (and myself to a point) feel better and if that it what it takes..easy enough for me.
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    My mom is reluctliantly (sp?) supportive, shes doesn't want me out on the streets, were the possiblity of being shot at are there.

    My dad, well he really doesn't say much, we do not talk very much, we never have so I would find it weird if he were to express any emotion what-so-ever.

    My uncle is deputy, and he has NEVER encouraged by to go into LE, everytime I am around him he tells me how much he hates LE, and how he wants to get out.
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    My wife hates that I am a cop and has been wanting me to get out of it for years. My dad was a cop so my parents were understanding about it.
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    My Dad, being a former LEO, told my brother that he didn't care what he did for a living, so long as he wasn't a cop. My brother defied him in that, and Did a clean 28 years before the job finally did him in and his big heart gave out.

    I was told the same thing growing up, but Dad wasn't around long enough to see me in a uniform. I think he knew I would be, even though he never actually caught me sitting in my brother's unit listening to the dispatches late at night over the radio. I promised him to be the first in the brood to complete at least a Batchelor's degree, and I lived up to that promise even though he wasn't around to see that, either.

    I do remember though, what Dad told my brother at his academy graduation. Dad hugged him, stood back with a tear in his eye, and said, "So that's it, eh? A friggin' cop." (My brother put his head down), "Well, you go be the best Goddamn cop out there, and keep your head down if the shit hits the fan..."

    I'd like to think that is what my old man would have said to me... I'm almost sure it would have been. At my graduation, I could almost hear those words echoing in my ears.

    He probably would have told my brother to look out for me, (Dad wouldn't have had to say it, brother tried, regardless). Mom never liked it, but never questioned or demeaned it, my outlaw Uncle hated it, (but then again, he wasn't crazy about me anyway). My sisters always respected the job, they just wished they understood why we loved it, (and at times, hated it) so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post
    I'd like to think that is what my old man would have said to me... I'm almost sure it would have been. At my graduation, I could almost hear those words echoing in my ears.
    He probably would have, CB.

    I still remember my dads words, and remember the girl behind me in the rank sob when he said them.
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    Thank you all, for answering

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    When I was born both my mother and father were Sheriff's Deputies. Mom went on later to take a 9-5 in the business world, and Dad stayed a cop (and still is).

    Neither of them pushed me in one way or another. They were both supportive of whatever I wanted to do, although I did get plenty of lecture about what the job was actually about. I'm sure deep down they wanted me to do anything but Police work, but are extremely proud that I'm doing what I'm doing.


    My wife on the other hand..............OY. After we started a family her attitude towards my job changed immensley.
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    It veried from family member to family member. My parents were very supportive, but worried. Some family members were very ecstatic, and others tried to convince me to go into something "safer." Now that I've been on for over 2 years, most the family is supportive, but my grandmother continues to attempt to convince me to change jobs. One thing that really pisses me off though is there are a few members that ask me "do you still like your job?"
    "That's how we roll"

 

 
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