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    What's the biggest decision you've had to make?

    What's the biggest decision you've had to make and after making that decision was it the right or wrong one.
    I've had one or two pretty big decisions to make. I think the biggest one was put to me when I went to NYC to enlist in the military. After passing the physical and at the point of being sworn in, the enlistment officer asked me, what branch of the service do you want to join, the navy or the marines, take your pick? Being a teenager and thinking about the fancy dress uniform, Etc. I started to stammer Ma, mah, ree, ree, ah, ah... then for some reason caught myself and said Navy. It's a good thing I made the right decision or I probably wouldn't be here today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retmilleo909 View Post
    What's the biggest decision you've had to make and after making that decision was it the right or wrong one.
    I've had one or two pretty big decisions to make. I think the biggest one was put to me when I went to NYC to enlist in the military. After passing the physical and at the point of being sworn in, the enlistment officer asked me, what branch of the service do you want to join, the navy or the marines, take your pick? Being a teenager and thinking about the fancy dress uniform, Etc. I started to stammer Ma, mah, ree, ree, ah, ah... then for some reason caught myself and said Navy. It's a good thing I made the right decision or I probably wouldn't be here today.
    Why wouldn't you be here today if you had become a Marine?

    Choosing my current career was my biggest decision, and it was definitely the right one.

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    Becoming a Christian. No regrets.
    Entering my chosen career field which I do not regret.
    Arresting my son, which I do not regret and neither does he.
    Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me

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    Leaving my old career (journalism) which I was very good at and moving from Texas to Ohio with my girlfriend (now my wife) so she could continue to climb the career ladder. I went up there with no job and no prospects...just knew I wanted to be with her more than I wanted to keep my job and be alone! It was there I decided to become a cop (so I guess two decisions folded into one situation).
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    Choosing to put God first, asking my wife to marry me, saying yes to being promoted from the jail to the the road. All big decisions, all without regrets.
    Romans 8:28-31

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    First big decision was to get married. Second big decision was to get divorced. Do I regret either decision? Yea, sometimes I do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Why wouldn't you be here today if you had become a Marine?

    Choosing my current career was my biggest decision, and it was definitely the right one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    Arresting my son, which I do not regret and neither does he.
    There's a story there!
    Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.

    That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.

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    Buying the house.

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    Whether or not to shoot a guy who had just whipped a credit card knife really close to another officers neck.
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    I stood at a very difficult crossroads many years ago, with three paths to consider.

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    I've had a few life changing decisions to make. I have no regrets of any that I have made. Each have had negative and positive sides, but I try not to dwell on the negatives. Just go forward and face the next decision.

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    Getting married and pulling the trigger, both with no regrets.
    Wise men stand behind me, brave men stand beside me, but only fools stand against me.

    The force that propels you to prevail when you are put to a test of survival will be a mindset that refuses to accept nothing but winning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokey703 View Post
    Getting married and pulling the trigger, both with no regrets.
    May you never have the need to do either one again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xiphos View Post
    There's a story there!
    He needed to know what it meant to stand by ones principles. It was something he did not think I would do. He now stands by what he believes in, whatever his circumstances may be. Right or wrong. He's a better person because of it and has turned his mind to completing a career in the military.
    Besides, I also believe that if I couldn't do it to my own how can I do it to someone elses. Mine is no more above the law than anyone else.
    Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisipso View Post
    He needed to know what it meant to stand by ones principles. It was something he did not think I would do. He now stands by what he believes in, whatever his circumstances may be. Right or wrong. He's a better person because of it and has turned his mind to completing a career in the military.
    Besides, I also believe that if I couldn't do it to my own how can I do it to someone elses. Mine is no more above the law than anyone else.
    Little Man casts a big shadow. For me it was getting out of the Navy to pursue a law enforcement career, getting married, adopting my niece and doing my job to my standards which cost me a bullet hole in my foot ,none of which I regret in the least.
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