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10-04-06, 10:26 PM #1GrasshopperVerified LEO
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Deep thoughts, part deux...
So, I am drinking wine tonight and that makes me think deep and ponderous thoughts. This time I was inspired by what CopsRcool wrote in another post and what happened a few nights ago. A normal call, dumb and probably something that shouldn't have been called in, but hey, that is half of what we do. Anyway, I get to this call and the first thing I see is a four month old liitle boy. Cute as the devil. Then the mother starts talking. Back to reality. She starts rattling off how she was "convinced" to take a "unknown white pill"by an unknown associate of hers. Right. So, while she is telling me her sad story, I tell her, "hey, it is too cold for him to be out here, lets go inside or put him inside." Good mother "oh, yeah, okay". In we go. I am standing in the door and letting her prattle on, the four month old belly crawls over to where I am standing and sits at my feet. That kid just looked up at me with such utter innocence and trust. This kid ain't even old enough to know who a cop is, but he crawled over to sit at my feet and play rather than stay with mom. Now, I know and you know, another ten years or so, that kid is going to be wising off to a guy in blue, causing some kind of ruckus, but for the next few weeks, that kid and his innocnt eyes are the reason I put on the badge and keep trying to make things safe and right. Crazy, huh?And Shepards we shall be,
for thee, My Lord, for thee,
Power hath descended forth from Thy hand,
That our feet may swiftly carry out Thy Command.
So we shall flow a river forth to Thee
And teeming with souls will it ever be.
In Nomine Patris, Et Filli, Et Spiritus Sancti.
10-04-06, 10:37 PM #2
not crazy at all..
gotta love the warm and fuzzy side to a guyhttp://www.allpoetry.com/Grunts%20Girl
We dallied under
Vine maples and sapling alders
Searched for lady slippers
Found blackberry riots and
An old skid road
Brought ghost ferns and
Hollows filled with
While waves wrapped
Intricate lacings of weeds
'Round mule spinners
His cyanotic eyes
Were hard enough to make
The sun turn tail and
Tender enough to attract me
To his world of illusion
10-04-06, 11:02 PM #3
That's not crazy at all.
10-04-06, 11:09 PM #4
Not crazy bro. That's just called keeping it real.
"Stupid should hurt."
10-04-06, 11:16 PM #5
Not crazy at all con! Think about this. In another ten years, you could be the cop that turns that kids life around. Stay safe friend!
10-04-06, 11:27 PM #6
Its funny what kids will remember too. I was only about 4-5 years old, but I recall being at dinner with my mom and dad when I saw an officer walking by. I said something like, "Look mom a policeman!" He was a friend of my parents and he stopped at our table to say hello. I remember him giving me his tie tack that looked like a set of hand cuffs. I wore those shiny little cuffs so proudly on my shirt for I don't know how long.
Years later that cop became police chief and has recently retired. At his retirement party, I reminded him of the story, and I thanked him for setting my mind up on a career choice even at that young age.
It took all of 30 seconds in his average day, but maybe he played a part in keeping me out of trouble and set a goal for me for the rest of my life. Pretty amazing if you think about it.
"Stupid should hurt."
10-04-06, 11:49 PM #7CopsRCool302 Guest
I agree, it's not crazy.. mabe one day, that kid will remember you and want to be a cop... you never know...
10-05-06, 12:56 AM #8
I saw the name of the thread and then who posted it and HAD to check it out.
Situation sounds like life. Fucked up backwards, upside and sideways trying to find the middle.Thereís a promise I need you to make
While Iím gone you take care of the love
And Iíll deal with the hate.
Donít worry about me; Iíll be all right
Just care for your children and sleep tight
Iíll keep you safe on my watch tonight
On My Watch Tonight - Mike Corrado
10-05-06, 01:45 AM #9
I never knew any cops as a young kid, but my Mom never let us call officers Cops.. it was disrespectful, according to her. We could call 'em Officers, Policemen, Policewomen, Deputies (if we knew for SURE that they were actually supposed to be called that,) Sir or Ma'am. (Anyone in a military uniform was automatically either Sir or Ma'am.) When we got older, my Dad became a CO, and the same rules applied, except then we added "Warden" to the list. We were also told that officers were always our friends. We weren't allowed to call officers Cops (in front of my mother, at least) till my older brother actually became one. When he told her it was Ok and not an insult, the ban was lifted.
I remember making officers smile when I was young though. A cheerful "Hello, Officer!" and a wave from a 5-year-old me at the fair almost always got a smile and a wave back, or at least a smile. One time I got a plastic badge.
So maybe he'll be a kid like that and surprise you.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
`` ` ` ` (3--(____)
"...but to forget your duck, of course, means you're really screwed." - Gary Larson
10-05-06, 10:22 AM #10
Wow, this is one of those rare times when the sequel is actually better than the original
10-05-06, 11:10 AM #11Julia Guest
man that is deep i knew u had a heart; proud of ya.. keep up good job
10-05-06, 11:27 AM #12
We all get tired of the bs and drama. One in a great while we're given a gift that keeps us going. That makes this job all worthwhile and we can fend off the bad guys a while longer and keep us going.
10-05-06, 01:55 PM #13
That isn't crazy at all. That story actually put warm fuzzies in my heart.
I remember even from a young age having a deep respect for police officers. The fact that they cared so much about the safety of others really touched me from an early age on.Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
10-05-06, 02:39 PM #14
Now Ms Autum,do I detect some anger and cynicism(sp) in your young self,?You are to PROMPTLY,go to the nearest mirror,gerber slap yourself,and say "I am to young ,to be this angry",after doing so you may treat yourself to one candy bar. Damn,is it getting harder to raise kids?or am I getting to old to try?
And besides that what the hell are you doing up at midnight on a school night?????
Last edited by mavriktu; 10-05-06 at 02:41 PM.
10-05-06, 04:07 PM #15The strongest reason for the people to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against the tyranny of government.
That is why our masters in Washington are so anxious to disarm us. They are not afraid of criminals. They are afraid of a populace which cannot be subdued by tyrants.Ē Ė Jeff Cooper'
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