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    I'd like to take a minute to give Countybear a well deserved pat on the back here in the forum.
    Countybear was asked, at almost the 11th hour, to assist our team with a high profile hostage operation at one of our chemical plants.
    With little training and no actual hands on experience Countbear gained the release of one "hostage" and occupied the "suspect" until our team was in position to breach. The other "hostage" was secured and the "hostage taker" was neutralized. (He gained a third eye socket) The plant admin seemed quite pleased.
    There were a few communication problems that had to be dealt with, and the plant admin gave Countybear to many things to do that were not his job. Despite that the team was generally pleased with the way Countbear handled the situation.
    Countybear has since been offered an active team postion. If he accepts, which I think he will, Countybear will be the first assigned team member for Hostage Negotiations. Job well done.
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    Nicely done, Countybear. With your posts I'd wondered how long before you became an author. Seems your talents are needed elsewhere for the time being.

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    Well done that man.

    (Mind you if they'll take you, perhaps I should move to the US and come out of retirement?).
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    kick ass...

    tons of grats go out to you bro
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    Well done, sir.

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    That is so awsome!!!
    Wow... I am very impressed
    eh... but I knew he was smart and patient!

    Ok guys... this is getting really mushy.. one of you needs to step up and start making this a guy thread lol
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    Well I tried to inject a modicum of 'manliness', but seem to have failed.
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    LOL others need to come in and save this thread...
    you need back up man... back up!!!!!
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    We dallied under
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    Searched for lady slippers
    But instead
    Found blackberry riots and
    Desiccated branches

    An old skid road
    Brought ghost ferns and
    Hollows filled with
    Skunk cabbage
    While waves wrapped
    Intricate lacings of weeds
    'Round mule spinners

    His cyanotic eyes
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    The sun turn tail and
    Tender enough to attract me
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    Quote Originally Posted by gozling View Post
    LOL others need to come in and save this thread...
    you need back up man... back up!!!!!
    Well...I for one am not impressed in the least. From the description...it sounds as if there was possibly something that you didn't do right....if you are gonna deal with this stuff...get it right next time!

    There ya go Gozzi...




















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    That's awesome, countybear! Congratulations!




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    Good job, Countybear.
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    Way to go, Countybear!

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    From the quotes I take it this was an exercise?

    Nice work Countybear!

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    Thanks all. Very kind of you.

    Yes, it was an exercise, carried out under the guidance of third-party evaluators and a SWAT specialist.

    What lewis fails to mention is that the tactical entry team functioned flawlessly in the face of a number of challenges. They were the real heroes of the day. Their training, professionalism, and dedication makes the job I did very small by comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post
    What lewis fails to mention is that the tactical entry team functioned flawlessly in the face of a number of challenges. They were the real heroes of the day. Their training, professionalism, and dedication makes the job I did very small by comparison.
    Spoken like a true professional

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    Great job man!!! When I go postal I expect you on the other end of the phone.........


    I mean when I need help...............



    Well that is to say, when I need someone to talk to in that situation..........



    No thats not what I mean...................Oh hell nevermind!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    and the "hostage taker" was neutralized. (He gained a third eye socket)
    I hope that third eye socket is healing up okay! How do they pick who gets to play the "hostage taker"--does that role go to the cop who wrote the fewest tickets last month?

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    Congrats man, even though it was an excercise it sounds as though you did a job well done had it been for real. Let us know if and when you take the position.
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