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    How many Michaels do you know?

    I’m wondering if the fact that St. Michael is the patron saint of law enforcement has caused people named Michael to be disproportionately represented among LEOs.

    How many LEOs named Michael do you know? How many non-LEOs named Michael do you know? Among the people you know, do the LEOs named Michael outnumber the non-LEOs named Michael?

    For the purposes of this poll, a LEO is defined as anyone who would be able to qualify as a verified LEO on this forum (including retired LEOs). "People that you know" is defined as people that you are currently in touch with (not counting old classmates and teachers, for instance, unless you're still in touch with them). Anyone with "Michael", "Mike", "Miguel," or any other version of "Michael" as a given name, surname, middle name, or nickname counts as someone "named Michael."

    I can think of at least three reasons Michaels might be disproportionately represented among LEOs:

    1. Parents who consider law enforcement an admirable career path are more likely to admire St. Michael and name their children after him, and then encourage their children to become LEOs;

    2. People named Michael are more likely to feel a special bond with St. Michael and the values he represents, and choose to become LEOs as a result.

    3. St. Michael uses supernatural means to encourage people named after him become LEOs.

    Do any of these apply for any Michaels that you know?
    Last edited by Jenna; 12-05-06 at 03:16 PM.

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    I'd say a lot of this depends on who people hang out with on a daily basis, but you know that I'm sure.

    I only know one cop personally named Michael. But I only know about 30 cops personally so that's probably average for that number of people.

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    I only know a few "cops" named michael
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    1. And he was named after his grandfather who was a railroad engineer.
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    As any part of their name, or just primary name??
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    I know only two Michaels out of about 130 officers so no I dont think the name is that popular.

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    I know atleast 4 Michaels....2 are in no way LEO's. 1 (my brother) went to school for law enforcement but became a business inspector instead. And 1 is in school and plans to be a LEO after he graduates.
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    The Department I work for has about 20 Michaels out of 220 employees. The last shift I was on had 4 out of 11 officers.

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    I know a few, but not many LEO's named Michael...
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    I work with one Michael who is a hell of a cop. On the other hand I work with three Andrew's.
    The statements and opinions made here are of Copper51's only. They do not reflect my department or the city I work for.
    So lay off, I'm offduty and spouting off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    I’m wondering if the fact that St. Michael is the patron saint of law enforcement has caused people named Michael to be disproportionately represented among LEOs.

    How many LEOs named Michael do you know? How many non-LEOs named Michael do you know? Among the people you know, do the LEOs named Michael outnumber the non-LEOs named Michael?

    For the purposes of this poll, a LEO is defined as anyone who would be able to qualify as a verified LEO on this forum (including retired LEOs). "People that you know" is defined as people that you are currently in touch with (not counting old classmates and teachers, for instance, unless you're still in touch with them). Anyone with "Michael", "Mike", "Miguel," or any other version of "Michael" as a given name, surname, middle name, or nickname counts as someone "named Michael."

    I can think of at least three reasons Michaels might be disproportionately represented among LEOs:

    1. Parents who consider law enforcement an admirable career path are more likely to admire St. Michael and name their children after him, and then encourage their children to become LEOs;

    2. People named Michael are more likely to feel a special bond with St. Michael and the values he represents, and choose to become LEOs as a result.

    3. St. Michael uses supernatural means to encourage people named after him become LEOs.

    Do any of these apply for any Michaels that you know?
    Jenna, you are definately the intellectual of the bunch here. My head hurts from reading this. I know at least 4 Mikes on the job though, and can't at the moment think of any from outside of police work... So, maybe you are on to something. Of course, I spend most of my time outside of work up in the mountains or on here, so maybe I just don't know anyone else?

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    I know a couple of Michaels- both in LE now.

    But these are the Daves I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    I know a couple of Michaels- both in LE now.

    But these are the Daves I know.
    Hahaha

    I am a Dave you know, you know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDawg3533 View Post
    As any part of their name, or just primary name??
    As any part of their name.

    Quote Originally Posted by kjlaw View Post
    The Department I work for has about 20 Michaels out of 220 employees. The last shift I was on had 4 out of 11 officers.
    Wow, that shift must be confusing for the dispatchers.

    LOL @ "the daves I know"!
    Last edited by Jenna; 12-07-06 at 03:39 PM.

 

 

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