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Cops from the Old Days?

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  1. ACESnEIGHTS

    ACESnEIGHTS Active Member Established Member

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    My last 13yrs on IMPD I was a motor officer(Motorcycle Cop) I gave leniency to bikers as long as they chilled with a warning. Being a LEO with a Harley and a Mustang reduced my ticket writing! No regrets!
     
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  2. ACESnEIGHTS

    ACESnEIGHTS Active Member Established Member

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    "choir practice" shows your age and mine, fun times
     
  3. ACESnEIGHTS

    ACESnEIGHTS Active Member Established Member

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    I was a new officer in Indianapolis Police academy. We were required to work in communications for one night. I will never forget the night I worked they played the theme song from Hill Street Blues over the air. How cool was that!! 11 largest PD in the USA we rocked!
     
  4. jshen

    jshen Well-Known Member Established Member

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    My watch's theme song was "Bad Company"...........All of us owned bikes and on days off would trek to the mountains. A few GBI drug agents would join us but I had to quit as I started law school
     
  5. Mojo88

    Mojo88 "Hammer" Time Established Member

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    Best bud of mine was local cop in the 'good old days'. He loved to tell the stories of all the head-knockin' and late-night disturbances, when the bars all used to close at 2AM. He died unexpectedly a couple of years ago at age 58, not long after retirement. He was in fabulous shape, still looked like a MMA fighter, I thought someone was pulling cruel joke on me when they told me he passed.

    He was a great human being and a terrific cop, police motorcycle instructor, ace pilot and a true hot rodder too. When on duty, he treated people like citizens, not like enemy. He could fight like a tiger, but his verbal judo was so good he didn't have to use much physical force. Plus he just had that cold hard stare, when he looked at someone, they knew he meant real business so he was rarely provoked, LOL. Funny thing is, I never much liked cops til I met him..... RIP bud..........
     
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  6. Makobra

    Makobra Mostly Peaceful Established Member

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    dude my grampa is 89, retired HPD and has all kinds of crazy stories. hanging out of cars shooting at badguys on dirt roads.
    back when cops didn't have so many rules and bad laws to keep in mind that they had the ability to help people more often than not.
     
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  7. SparkSVT

    SparkSVT Member Established Member

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    I started in 1993.
     
  8. BlckBox04

    BlckBox04 I am the liquor Established Member

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    I think it honestly depends on the area. I came close to getting hired on and when I took the written exam there were over 250 applicants for a less than 100 person department and they only hired 4 people. I scored well over 90 and made it to the interviews. I know NJ is highly competitive because many departments have good pay and benefits.
     
  9. Black Gold 380R

    Black Gold 380R Multiple SVT Collector Established Member

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    I think things happen for a reason. I got out of the Army in 1989 and I applied to the local police force. I didn't pass the entry exam. So, I went back into the Army and retired after 22 years of service. I now work for a federal law enforcement agency (support role). I have talked to a few folks who work for this agency now, but were previously police officers and I have heard plenty of stories.

    I have also had interactions with LEOs in the community. We won't get into details LOL. However, I know now that I do not have the temperament to be a police officer. WAY too many idiots out there that need to be bounced off the hood of a patrol car or knocked upside the head with a heavy duty flash light. Then again there are people who make mistakes and do not deserve to be dealt with in a physically abusive way.

    However, as a police officer, how do you determine which one deserves a little extra wall to wall counseling or is just having a bad day and may need a little leniency? I couldn't do it.

    I've seen all the videos. People blatantly disrespecting cops. Cursing at them and practically spitting on them and the cop maintained his bearing and professionalism through out the whole ordeal. Then there are the cops who abuse their authority and are A holes, just because they can be.

    I try to "AVOID" cops at all costs. I believe in the law and support law enforcement, but, these days, you never know how it's going to go during an encounter. Yes, for the most part if you are respectful to cops 9 times out of 10 everything is fine. But, as mentioned earlier I have personal experience with cops and in some cases cops have a preconceived notion about what is going on before they even arrive on scene. And when they arrive, and are trying to figure out what is really going on, they are NO fun to deal with.

    All I know is I respect cops and believe it is one of the hardest jobs out there and there is no way I could ever be one. Thank GOD I failed that entry exam in 1989 LOL.
     
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  10. oster910

    oster910 Turboman Established Member

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    There's a town in Maryland called frederick, unfortunately it's been developing a lot
    Anyways there's one older sherif that always caught me and my brother racing, never a ticket
    Even when we had cash days, one time when I was testing my transbrake he pulled in lit Me up and gave me a warning.
    In thr past few years as the developments have been getting bigger they have had a lot more leo hired and things in terms of racing have slowed down.
    Wish I knew him so I can get him a beer

    Honestly could of ruined my life a few times over but instead was a good man.
    I remember I was testing my turbo 04 cobra and he saw me and my brother do a test pass

    Lit me up and started giving me hell about it, but in a joking way

    Still have some pictures from it


    It's shocking this is still possible in 2012 to 2019 40 min from DC.

    Anyways if I ever run into him outside of work I'd happily get him a few beers, truly a kind but good human
     
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  11. Iceman II

    Iceman II Right Behind You! Established Member

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    Well it’s been years since I’ve posted. Think I almost forgot how. Lol
    How about late 80’s, I guess I’m knocking on that geezer door, Lol
    31 years and counting...
    I have since retired from the Texas Highway Patrol and now working as a Deputy Sheriff in a small west Texas town where I’m content and stay busy.
    I agree there is a very lack of respect for law enforcement and will probably only get worse with the next administration. The incoming government will NOT have your back and would rather crucify you!
    All we can do is stand our ground and keep doing what we are sworn to do. Where I work folks for the most part are still very respectable and I feel sorry for the folks on west coast and north east coast! Godbless
     
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  12. silver03svt

    silver03svt Official Snowflake Melting Machine Established Member

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    Good to see you back brother!
     
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