Being an LEO... it's a family tradition
Okay, for a lot of us, law enforcement wasn't a career we just picked one day out of the blue. Some of us grew up watching a family member (Father, Mother, Uncle, etc.) strap on that duty belt and badge every day, and come home with stories straight out of the movies. I grew up with a long list of family in L.E. I thought it would be cool to have a spot to share those kinds of stories.
When I was growing up I thought my Dad was the baddest guy around. He was a Deputy back home in Central California. I watched him get ready for work and thought he always had the coolest job on the planet, mainly becaus he got to carry a gun. He always had stories that I loved to hear too. It wasn't until I was about 10 or so that I realized how GOOD he was at his job. Every one of his friends from work looked up to him like a god. They would always tell me, "your Dad's forgotten more shit than any of these new guys will ever know." Hearing things like that made me want to get in there and be as good as him, or better. It took some time but I got in with my department in Wyoming after I left California. I always wanted to live that "glamorous" lifestyle. Looking back I rethink all those stories and I see one thing... that shit's not glamorous AT ALL when you live it! But none the less, I'm proud to carry on the family tradition in law enforcement. I now have 2 daughters (I know... I'm F***ed) and I have only one hope for them... that they hate my stories and think this uniform looks stupid! Hopefully this didn't sound as sappy as I think it did.