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    Cop Friends vs. Civilian Friends

    Civilian Friends vs . Police Friends

    CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Get upset if you're too busy to talk to them for a week.
    POLICE FRIENDS: Are glad to see you after years, and will happily carry on the same conversation you were having the last time you met.

    CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.
    POLICE FRIENDS: Have cried with you.

    CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back.
    POLICE FRIENDS: Keep your stuff so long they forget it's yours.

    CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Know a few things about you..
    POLICE FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

    CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing.
    POLICE FRIENDS: Will kick the crowds' ass that left you behind.

    CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Are for a while.
    Are for life.

    CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have shared a few experiences. ..
    POLICE FRIENDS: Have shared a lifetime of experiences no citizen could ever dream of....

    CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will take your drink away when they think you've had enough.
    POLICE FRIENDS: Will look at you stumbling all over the place and say, 'You better drink the rest of that before you spill it!!' Then carry you home safely and put you to bed...

    CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will talk crap to the person who talks crap about you.
    POLICE FRIENDS: Will knock them the hell out for using your name in vain.

    CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will ignore this.
    POLICE FRIENDS: Will forward this.

    There are those that think they understand. And then,. . . . there are cops

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    I would hasten to say that military friends ( for those who have served) would fit into this category. Sad to say that most civilian friends don't. They are the ones who are missing out on a true quality friendship. In real life, I could probably count the number of true friends on one hand, maybe two. They are either former military, LE or members of my local church. And here I am. A Civilian.

    True friends will accept you as you are, despite your shortcomings.

    True friends would even take a bullet for you, if it meant saving your life.

    True friends are priceless, and generally very hard to come by. (in my experience)

    Choose The Right. When you're doing whats right, then you have nothing to worry about.

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    In memory of Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson 1965 - 2005. Ceres Police Dept.
    In memory of Robert N. Panos 1955 - 2008 Ceres Police Dept.

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    And true friends will help you hide the body. And so it goes on and on

    Sadly, one of the reasons researchers like Violanti have found retiree suicdes are so much higher than active officers, and disability retiree suicides even higher yet, is because of the realization that the fallacy of the lifelong "family" doesn't hold up. It's a sad story we see often repeated--an innocent belief carried many years that becomes a bitter disappointment for far too many retirees.

    It's vitally important that, through our careers, we balance our relationships between police and civilian, law enforcement and other occupations and interests in order to keep ourselves emotionally healthy. Approximately 56% of police officers retire on disability--and whether disability or service retirement, few are prepared for the changes that come.
    Badge of Life Suicide Prevention

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    Right on.
    Rep sent CHP7016.
    Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.-- Anonymous

    Old People, like me, may not be around to witness the destruction of our Nation. The rest of you may not survive the collapse. We all have the sworn duty to prevent it.

    The light of hope burns brighter than the fires of doom.



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