Welcome to the APBWeb.
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 38
  1. #1
    Retmilleo909 is offline Banned
    Join Date
    10-17-06
    Location
    NW Georgia
    Posts
    1,065
    Rep Power
    0

    Who was the best and most famous LEO?

    IMO, it was J. Edgar Hoover, founder and director of the FBI, who served in federal law enforcement for 48 years under 8 presidents.
    He took a small corrupt agency and built it into the the largest and most powerful investigative agency in the world.
    He was a hated and feared name, from the petty thief to professional gangsters during the Roaring 20's and 30's, who rooted out organized crime and gangsterism and brought lawlessness to it's knees.
    After his death in 1972 left wing critics accused him of practically everything in the book, from being a homosexual to committing high crimes and misdemeanors, none of which were proven true.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    12-05-05
    Location
    Bismarck, ND
    Posts
    3,114
    Rep Power
    7749106
    He invented the stop light too!

  3. #3
    Vendetta's Avatar
    Vendetta is offline Today, We are All Hokies
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    12-04-05
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    1,219
    Rep Power
    2569235
    Bufford Pusser
    Polite old country boy that didnt take any shit from anyone. Would beat your ass in a heartbeat but still didnt curse in front of women. Cost him his wife but he kept going
    "And don't go home, and don't go to eat, and don't play with yourself. It wouldn't look nice on my highway", Buford T. Justice

    #1 Rule in Police: Sometimes its easier to ask Forgiveness than it is to ask Permission

    No one knows what it's like
    To be the bad man
    To be the sad man
    Behind blue eyes

  4. #4
    Vendetta's Avatar
    Vendetta is offline Today, We are All Hokies
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    12-04-05
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    1,219
    Rep Power
    2569235
    Quote Originally Posted by Autumn2009 View Post
    He invented the stop light too!

    Glad to see college is paying off for you
    "And don't go home, and don't go to eat, and don't play with yourself. It wouldn't look nice on my highway", Buford T. Justice

    #1 Rule in Police: Sometimes its easier to ask Forgiveness than it is to ask Permission

    No one knows what it's like
    To be the bad man
    To be the sad man
    Behind blue eyes

  5. #5
    Ducky's Avatar
    Ducky is offline Enforcer General
    Supporting Member Lvl 3
    Join Date
    12-05-05
    Location
    Handbasket, enroute to somewhere hot.
    Posts
    11,108
    Rep Power
    7439165
    Best and Most Famous don't often go hand in hand. Sometimes the best ones are the ones you never hear about.
    \\
    ` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
    `` ` ` ` (3--(____)
    "...but to forget your duck, of course, means you're really screwed." - Gary Larson
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtN1YnoL46Q


  6. #6
    Join Date
    12-05-05
    Location
    Bismarck, ND
    Posts
    3,114
    Rep Power
    7749106
    Quote Originally Posted by Vendetta View Post
    Glad to see college is paying off for you
    Law Enforcement history when I was in explorers, I had to dress up and be him, but we aren't ever seeing those pictures.

  7. #7
    jmur5074's Avatar
    jmur5074 is offline Moderator
    Premium Lifetime Member
    Verified LEO
    Site Moderator
    Join Date
    12-04-05
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    9,051
    Rep Power
    6232622
    Walker, Texas Ranger.


    Hands down
    No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13

    "The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".

    We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~
    The opinions, beliefs, and ideas expressed in this post are mine, and mine alone. They are NOT the opinions, beliefs, ideas, or policies of my Agency, Police Chief, City Council, or any member of my department.

  8. #8
    Willowdared's Avatar
    Willowdared is offline Bendy not Breaky
    Join Date
    04-26-06
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    6,177
    Rep Power
    1401351
    Elliot Ness
    Molly Weasley makes Chuck Norris eat his vegetables.

    Do not puff, shade, skew, tailor, firm up, stretch, massage,
    or otherwise distort statements of fact.
    FBI Special Agent Coleen Rowley

  9. #9
    Join Date
    06-20-06
    Location
    Bentonville, AR
    Posts
    235
    Rep Power
    11078
    My vote goes to Bufford Pusser

  10. #10
    bmf95b is offline PATROL DEPUTY
    Join Date
    06-01-06
    Location
    SOUTH TEXAS
    Posts
    269
    Rep Power
    15129
    Quote Originally Posted by Vendetta View Post
    Bufford Pusser
    Polite old country boy that didnt take any shit from anyone. Would beat your ass in a heartbeat but still didnt curse in front of women. Cost him his wife but he kept going
    Damn it..... As soon as I read the Title Sheriff Pusser came to mind. You beat me to it. I'll cast my vote for Sheriff Pusser as well.
    P.s. Some day I hope to make it up to his museum.

  11. #11
    Vendetta's Avatar
    Vendetta is offline Today, We are All Hokies
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    12-04-05
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    1,219
    Rep Power
    2569235
    there is a museum in Pigeon Forge that is cool if you get a chance.

    I think Buford has 3 votes now

    P.S. the only thing that didnt burn when he died in the crash is a pocket sized bible he carried in his pocket..........always
    "And don't go home, and don't go to eat, and don't play with yourself. It wouldn't look nice on my highway", Buford T. Justice

    #1 Rule in Police: Sometimes its easier to ask Forgiveness than it is to ask Permission

    No one knows what it's like
    To be the bad man
    To be the sad man
    Behind blue eyes

  12. #12
    Retmilleo909 is offline Banned
    Join Date
    10-17-06
    Location
    NW Georgia
    Posts
    1,065
    Rep Power
    0
    OK, OK... I vote for Buford Pusser too. That makes J. Edgar Hoover the next best LEO. That is of course if we don't include Wild Bill Hickock, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson and Bugs Bunny.

  13. #13
    HardNoseBull's Avatar
    HardNoseBull is offline HardNoseBull
    Join Date
    09-30-06
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    345
    Rep Power
    104050
    Ok as far as famous goes 2 major names pop up in my mind:
    1: Sir RoberT Peel, bascially the founding father of Modern day policing.
    2: Sam Steel of the Northwest Mounted Police, now called the RCMP.
    As far as being a good hard ass cop I vote Bufford PUSSER, big man, bigger stick!

    Also honarable mention to sheriff Joe Arpaio, the founder of Tent city and pink boxer shorts in Maricopa county, Arizona. As a C/O I gotta say we love JOE!!
    Giggity giggity Goo!

    Glen Quagmire,Family Guy, Pick any Episode

  14. #14
    Retmilleo909 is offline Banned
    Join Date
    10-17-06
    Location
    NW Georgia
    Posts
    1,065
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by HardNoseBull View Post
    Ok as far as famous goes 2 major names pop up in my mind:
    1: Sir RoberT Peel, bascially the founding father of Modern day policing.
    2: Sam Steel of the Northwest Mounted Police, now called the RCMP.
    As far as being a good hard ass cop I vote Bufford PUSSER, big man, bigger stick!

    Also honarable mention to sheriff Joe Arpaio, the founder of Tent city and pink boxer shorts in Maricopa county, Arizona. As a C/O I gotta say we love JOE!!
    Hey! whatta bout Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, dontcha think they should be included too.

  15. #15
    PersiusOne is offline Patrol Monkey
    Join Date
    12-29-06
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    103
    Rep Power
    7430
    I'm going to have to vote for Wyatt Earp
    The opinions expressed in this post do not reflect the opinions, views, policies, and/or procedures of my employing agency, Police Chief, or any other member or employee of my department or municipality.

  16. #16
    HardNoseBull's Avatar
    HardNoseBull is offline HardNoseBull
    Join Date
    09-30-06
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    345
    Rep Power
    104050
    Well Estada, if we are going for imaginary leo's then I have to vote no to sherlock holmes.

    I would go with:
    1NYPD BLUE's Detective Andy Sipowicz, I love that guy( hey you pissy little bitch-epsiode 1 or 2 set the tone for the next 10 years)

    2 San Francisco's own Inspector "Dirty" Hairy Callahan( go ahead make my day)

    3 Harvey Kaitel in the "Bad Luitenat" He was so bad he was good!
    Giggity giggity Goo!

    Glen Quagmire,Family Guy, Pick any Episode

  17. #17
    Coloradocop's Avatar
    Coloradocop is offline It's the PoPo
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    08-16-06
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    1,042
    Rep Power
    282669
    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074 View Post
    Walker, Texas Ranger.


    Hands down
    Beat me to it, as usual... Walker is the one, and only, true LEO

  18. #18
    TXCharlie's Avatar
    TXCharlie is offline Former & Future Reserve Officer
    Join Date
    12-29-05
    Location
    Dallas Area
    Posts
    5,528
    Rep Power
    3224964
    Real: J. Edgar Hoover
    TV: Andy Sipowicz
    Movies: Dirty Hairy

    Favorite Real Vigilantes
    John Walsh (America's Most Wanted)
    Curtis Sliwa (founder of the Guardian Angels)
    Jim Gilchrist (founder of the Minuteman Project)
    Xavier Von Erck (Perveted Justice)

    Movies: Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson - Death Wish)
    Last edited by TXCharlie; 01-10-07 at 01:38 AM.

    (\__/)
    (='.'=) This is Bunny. Copy and paste Bunny into your
    (")_(") signature to help him gain world domination.

  19. #19
    Motorwaycop's Avatar
    Motorwaycop is offline Retired Plod
    Supporting Member Lvl 2
    Verified LEO
    Site Moderator
    Join Date
    09-28-06
    Location
    Ye Olde England
    Posts
    2,568
    Rep Power
    2450754
    Sherrif John Burnell!!

    "Worlds most amazing police videos" ( said in suitably dramatic tone!)
    the sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
    ( Baltasar Gracian )

  20. #20
    mavriktu's Avatar
    mavriktu is offline Patrol Sgt.
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    05-21-06
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    2,847
    Rep Power
    5559846
    Quote Originally Posted by Vendetta View Post
    Bufford Pusser
    Polite old country boy that didnt take any shit from anyone. Would beat your ass in a heartbeat but still didnt curse in front of women. Cost him his wife but he kept going
    NOT FAIR I thought of it instantly but was at work when the question was first posted , and couldn't log on But I agree,and not the one you necessarily see portrayed in the movies,but the one that was once labeled "the most wounded law enfocement officer in the country"He had the johnsons to take on all comers,it cost him his wife first and finally (IMHO) himself when, I still think ,his vette was "tinkered" with.Mcnairy(sp) county will never see his likes again.

 

 
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •