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    altonc27 is offline Rookie
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    How Many Wanted to Work Law Enforcement Before You Started Your Career

    I just thought of this question related to me in general since I initially want to school to be a doctor. Im currently pursuing a B.S. in Biology but since I started my young career as a Detention Officer I really want to finish my life further into L.E. Its wierd if one would have asked me last year what I wanted to do I would tell you a doctor. Now Im stuck on moving up the ranks into law enforcement. Its something I enjoy doing and even with the bad days I love and enjoy it whole-heartedly. So How many of you wanted to do something else before you started your career and like myself will continue to pursue this career til the day you finally put your legs up and call it quits?

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    I was actually in school trying to get an Aerospace Engineering degree. I went to a military school for high school, and was in NROTC in college wanting a billet as a SWO (surface warfare officer). Things got complicated with family and my scholarship, and I ended up becoming REALLY interested in LE. I went on one ride along at the age of 20 with Denver PD and I was hooked. I enrolled at a private academy as soon as I scraped my pennies together and turned 21 and haven't looked back. Part of me is wistful that I'm not commisioned and at sea right now, but I love the path I've taken.
    "If anything worthwhile comes of this tragedy, it should be the realization by every citizen that often the only thing that stands between them and losing everything they hold dear... is the man wearing a badge." -- Ronald Reagan, in the wake of the deaths of 4 CHP troopers in the Newhall Incident, 1970

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    I've always wanted to get into law enforcement.
    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.

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    I grew up with my dad being a cop so I knew it was what I wanted to be since middle school.
    The world would be much cleaner if blind people carried brooms instead of sticks.

    At communion, when the priest says "Body of Christ", I say "Thanks, I've been working out", then I grab the cracker and run back to my seat

    An amateur practices until he gets it right. A professional practices until he cant get it wrong.

    They've got us surrounded? Good. Now we can fire in any direction. Those bastards won't get away this time.

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    I was looking at a career as a loadmaster in the USAF. That went to hell when my recruiter screwed me royally. I decided chasing bad guys to be more fun.

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    My Dad was a cop and I always wanted to be one. I finally became a Detention Deputy. I left in 07 when I moved to Kentucky and then to Indiana, now there are layoffs all over this area.

    My dad, I miss him every day.

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    I always thought about LE and thought I would enjoy it, but I went to school to become a teacher and did that for awhile before making the switch. Had I known then what I know now, I never would have tried to do anything else.
    Be kind, be courteous . . .

    and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.

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    Law enforcement from the get go. Military was a close second. No other professions to me matter or are as noble and honorable a calling.
    SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM

    "It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Law enforcement from the get go. Military was a close second. No other professions to me matter or are as noble and honorable a calling.
    Can't say it better than that.
    Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me

    We are who we choose to be.

    R.I.P. Arielle. 08/20/2010-09/16/2012


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    It's a funny feeling since most of my friends and the majority of my family are on the other side of the fence. Now that im on this side everyone looks at me different like im some type of alien. I tell em all it is what it is and if they dont accept that then that's their decision. I see a few ppl I work with that's afraid to tell their friends what they do as a job due to them trying to stay "cool or down" Nah that's not me and I feel like this job is who I am and I'm glad to say that I'm a rookie in this force.

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    Get used to that. Anyone that I knew prior LEO barely speaks to me. As you said "it is what it is".
    Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me

    We are who we choose to be.

    R.I.P. Arielle. 08/20/2010-09/16/2012


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    As soon I got into the Coast Guard and wemt to several law enforcement (boarding schools), I knew I would get out and become a police officer. I stayed for nine years because I also wanted to fly before getting out of the Guard.............
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