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    Forty-two Years Ago...

    today, 31 Jan 1966, I started my career with the CHP. It was our first day in the old Academy on Meadowview Road in Sacramento, CA and lasted sixteen weeks. I have never had a day of regret over my decision for a full and anjoyable life's dedication.

    I hope and pray that all of you enjoy a career as happy and successful as I enjoyed.

    Be safe and be certain to go home at the end of your day!

    Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
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    Good God, Papa bear. I was only 18 months old when you started CHP. Sounds like you had a fulfilling career.


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    In memory of Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson 1965 - 2005. Ceres Police Dept.
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    Happy "Anniversary" Papa Bear!
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    I was trying to avoid the draft, and two years. I joined the AF for four. I was real smart then.

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    Damn, you're old...

    ( )

    Seriously, from one 'bear' to another, a life of service such as you have led, is worthy of being revered highly. Congratulations on 'making it', and happy anniversary. (old timer).

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    Happy anniversary, PapaBear!




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    Good Golly, Congrats on the anniversary.

    The only regret I have becoming a Kansas State Trooper is that I didn't sign up when I was 21 instead of 30. If I started before I was 25 I could retire in 10 months, but I have to work at least 5 1/2 years.

    Papa Bear it is good to hear the positive comments about a career that you enjoyed.
    To be a good Law Enforcement Officer you MUST know the law!

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    Wow, I was 3.
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    13 years later I was born
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    42 years ago, I was minus 7.

    Thanks for your service PapaBear.
    I'm your huckleberry...

    Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!

    You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.


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    but every girl I found was either one way or the other...



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    Congrats Papabear, You got 2 1/2 years on me I went on the city July 68 But I did my EVOC at the West Sac Academy.


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    We still have one trooper working that started in 1969. He was a PD officer before a trooper.
    To be a good Law Enforcement Officer you MUST know the law!

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    I was 4.
    But you're a deputy, you can't give me a ticket!

    Yea Ok, sign here and press hard there are 4 copies!

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    Fourty two years ago I was minus 13.

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    Thanks for the kind words gang. I should point out that I had previously attended the Orange County (CA) Peace Officer's Academy in October 1963 and spent three years on the Seal Beach (CA) PD. A terrific start to my career.

    To you "YOUNGSTERS" I offer this advice: Take one day at a time; enjoy each fleeting moment; love your family; cover your backside; and, sleep well at night with the understanding you have done all that you can do and represented your agency in the most professional manner.

    God Bless all of you in your travels and thanks you for taking the torch.
    Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
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    Boy you're an old fart I didn't start until Oct 1967.

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    Great career Papabear. It's good to see that you are enjoying your retirement.

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    42 years ago i was minus 12
    YEAH, IM THE BERRIES, AND CHERRIES IN YOUR REAR VIEW MIRROR.

    Handle every stressful situation like a dog.
    Eat it, Play with it, or piss on it, and walk away!

    As smart as man is, we haven't been able to invent a machine that can smell drugs or tell us where a person has walked, Dogs are sophisticated investigative tools!

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    Congrats Pops!
    May you rest in peace Daddy and may you never hurt again. I love you and miss you and can't wait to see you again.

    12/12/44- 2/26/09

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    Quote Originally Posted by k-9max View Post
    42 years ago i was minus 12
    42 years ago i was -21
    May you rest in peace Daddy and may you never hurt again. I love you and miss you and can't wait to see you again.

    12/12/44- 2/26/09

 

 
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