View Poll Results: Which of the following TV cops do you feel you could most relate to (as a law enforcement officer)?
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Andy Sipowicz (NYPD Blue)
Oliva Bensen (Law and Order: SVU)
Sonny Crockett (Miami Vice)
Barney Fife (Andy Griffith Show)
Mick Belker (Hill Street Blues)
Vic Mackey (The Shield)
Joe Friday (Dragnet)
Lennie Briscoe (Law and Order)
Det. Sgt. Phil Fish (Barney Miller)
Frank Poncharello (CHiPs)
Thread: TV Cops - Poll
03-20-09, 05:26 PM #41
Jimmy McNulty - The Wire
03-21-09, 11:49 PM #42
sipowicz (minus the short sleeve shirt and tie combination as that is simply unacceptable)in the warriors code there's no surrender, though his body says stop, his spirit cries...NEVER. deep in our souls, a quiet ember, knows its you against you, its the paradox that drives us all. its a battle of wills, in the heat of attack, its the passion that kills, and victory is yours alone.
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03-22-09, 01:33 AM #43
Reed and Malloy of 1-Adam-12 are my picks, they helped "set the hook". My mom got me hooked on Joe Friday in Dragnet and Badge 714. I also liked James Arness in "Gunsmoke', and Sergeant Preston of the Yukon RNWMP. Sipowicz is a recent favorite, and the brunette defense atty on Hill Street melted me into into lust and idiocy. I had many non-TV role models. My career decision wasn't that much about TV.
Giving credit for influence on career choice ceratainly goes to Joe Wanbaugh. Joe Wambaugh's first books: "New Centurions" was my intro to the "culture" in 1972, found it in the Subic Bay Navy Exchange. I thought I'd never be as old as Bumper Morgan. The "Choirboys" a bit later...."Roscoe Rules" was the character that exemplified what we wanted to do, but would get booted if we tried. Tried for the Honolulu PD, but sailors usually didn't have the "local" references necessary.
Non-TV influences on my career choice: An indirect role model was a close friend of my dad and mom who was a RNWMP Constable in Dawson City and Whitehorse Y.T. in the mid-late 1930's. Best man at their wedding and would have been my godfather had he survived WW-2. He went in the Canadian Army when Canada entered WW-2, killed by a Gerrman bomb in the London Blitz in 1940. Never knew hiim but heard lots about him.
Most influential : close LEO friend was a Maine State Trooper (retired as LT), served in WW-2 as US Army sniper. I still have a like new pistol he gave me, taken from a Waffen SS officer fresh from Hitler Youth. Somewhere in Italy 1944, they came upon several German stragglers and this SS officer, also cut off from his unit, with a desire to die for the Fuhrer that day. He was promising to execute the German Regular Army (non-SS) who tried to surrender to US forces. The CO sent my friend up to grant the Nazi his wishes "be damn quick about it". His sniper's stalk, a M-1903-A4 Remington, and one-shot (crosshairs on the head-band of his Death's Head cap) removed this Nazi officer to Himmler's valhalla, and white flags went up. That shot saved some lives : US Army, Allied, and certainly the German soldiers attempting surrender. It got him a Bronze Star. I lost him to Alzheimers and old age 2 years ago. Damn I miss him, he was closer to my dad's age, but more like the older brother I never had.Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.-- Anonymous
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03-22-09, 02:13 PM #44
Mick Belker - Old School."God Bless America"
"I have no words of wisdom, therefore I listen..."
04-08-09, 11:14 AM #45
I'm guessing Crocket. I'm kind of the crazy guy on the department. Don't know why though.
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear."
-- Ambrose Redmoon
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04-15-09, 09:51 PM #46
Im more like a Meldrick Lewis from Homicide or maybe Tim Bayliss minus the Zen buddhism and sexual experimentationA monday morning lunatic, disturbed from time to time. Temporary catatonic madman on occasion..
Lightning crashes a new mother cries, her placenta falls to the floor. The angel opens her eyes,the confusion sets in before the doctor can even close the door..
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