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 geekingadorable
Joined: 5/9/2009
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I grew up in a family of cops. My dad is a retired police officer. He lost a few good friends who were killed in the line of duty. My brother and sister are also cops. Because of this, I have an immense amount of respect for law enforcement. Yeah, some of them can be jerks, but they still deserve to be respected for what they do.
 monaco26
Joined: 12/30/2008
Msg: 132
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Posted: 7/7/2009 8:01:02 PM
Hi I also love both cops and firemen there work is so hard and most people don't understand them I have dated a few cops in my life and I love them I am looking for one now so if any of you guys can help me out please email me at tia55cruz@yahoo.com

Thanks Sandy
 JWG86
Joined: 7/5/2008
Msg: 134
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Posted: 8/31/2009 10:51:12 PM
Police do not get the respect because they are so often seen abusing citizens, getting caught in drug scandals, etc. Also, when is the last time a fire-fighter was an ass to you? I can't remember one being an ass to me. They don't have an "Us vs. You" mentality like a lot of cops do. Lots of reasons that cops aren't more popular, and a lot of them are well-founded.

I have known a few girls who dated cops here. It did not end nicely. I also have a friend who graduated from the police academy here. He promptly moved because of the inner-deparment "problems" and corruption he saw. Graduated and moved the next week as I recall.

Also understand that my town is not the greatest imho. Small military town with a bunch of casinos. Epic fail.
 JWG86
Joined: 7/5/2008
Msg: 138
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Posted: 11/6/2009 10:17:14 PM

Everyone hates cops...until they need one.


Indeed. They do a pretty good job of filling out paperwork, but I still think I could manage to snap a few pictures and fill out my own claims with the insurance company. That really is the only usage I have had or can forsee having for a law officer is traffic-related or to file some sort of grievance.
 sxcbabe7
Joined: 11/18/2009
Msg: 140
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Posted: 7/12/2010 3:13:41 PM
mmmmm luv guys in uniform need a hero 2 rescue me either a fireman or police officer
 theforumfiend
Joined: 10/21/2007
Msg: 141
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Posted: 7/15/2010 12:41:36 PM
If you're still checking jwg86 the police did a great job catching my sister's killer. It was the judicial system that let me down. The police put up with the same kind of frustration on a daily basis. I think they need more help not to become jaded and developing that "us against them" attitude.
 FrankNStein902
Joined: 12/26/2009
Msg: 142
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Posted: 7/15/2010 1:32:25 PM

You have got two of the most dangerous jobs

Wrong.

They do not even make the top 10.
(Listed by Fatality Rate)

1 Logging workers
2 Aircraft pilots
3 Fishers and fishing workers
4 Structural iron and steel workers
5 Refuse and recyclable material collectors
6 Farmers and ranchers
7 Roofers
8 Electrical power line installers/repairers
9 Driver/sales workers and truck drivers
10 Taxi drivers and chauffeurs


http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cfoi.pdf
 sarniafairyboy
Joined: 6/19/2010
Msg: 143
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Posted: 7/16/2010 10:48:33 AM
^^

yeah but cops are the ones who tend to go on, and on, and on........ad infinitum...

saying : "I put my life on the line, every day" thus expecting the public to kiss their collective butts for doing their job.

I've never heard Loggers, Aircraft pilots, Fishers and fishing workers, Structural iron and steel workers, Refuse and recyclable material collectors, Farmers and ranchers, Roofers , Electrical power line installers/repairers , Driver/sales workers and truck drivers, Taxi drivers and chauffeurs, all of whom are in professions with far higher fatality rates, say: "I put my life on the line every day at work"

pretty funny from 'all' cops, a good number of them drive desks back at the station -really can't see that being 'dangerous' in any way.

I'm now living in a small city about 100,000 pop. -the last cop killed on duty here was in 1931 almost 80 years ago.

but every year it seems there's at least 1 or 2 (or more) construction workers dying on the job.

where is the love for them ? their lives don't matter because they don't wear a uniform?

some people (at least I do) simply get tired of cops constantly whining, excusing over-reactions , beatingup non-violent suspects, "because of the stress of the job -I put my life on the line", etc. etc. BS, etc.

why they need limitless salary & benifit increases. etc.

I'd be more nervous being a night clerk at a 7-11, risk of getting shot by some lser robber for $8/hour
at least cops have bulletproof vest & guns & backup

seems to be more dangerous to be an unarmed Polish immigrant at Vancouver airport than to be one of 4 armed RCMP attacking him , Tasering him 5 X, & lying about it under oath -maybe the lying aprt is part of the risk, the 'stress' they speak of?
 cotter
Joined: 10/17/2005
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Posted: 7/16/2010 8:32:12 PM

pretty funny from 'all' cops, a good number of them drive desks back at the station -really can't see that being 'dangerous' in any way.
Ya, they might drive desks, but what did they do before they were driving those desks?

Not too many of them graduate from the academy and go straight to "driving a desk" back at the station.

Most of the police officers I know who are "driving a desk" have more than paid their dues.

The same goes for any firefighter who is not at this time running into burning buildings ... who may be running into cooled off burned buildings ... to see if arson was the cause. They have no doubt also paid their dues ... eh?
 sarniafairyboy
Joined: 6/19/2010
Msg: 145
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Posted: 7/17/2010 7:28:18 AM
^^


pretty funny from 'all' cops, a good number of them drive desks back at the station -really can't see that being 'dangerous' in any way.
Ya, they might drive desks, but what did they do before they were driving those desks?

Not too many of them graduate from the academy and go straight to "driving a desk" back at the station.

Most of the police officers I know who are "driving a desk" have more than paid their dues


but..they still talk of 'putting their lives on the line" ..that was my point maybe they did 20 years ago? but not currently.

how ? paper cut risk? even lawyers, CEOs, etc., take that risk.
 Montreal_Guy
Joined: 3/8/2004
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Posted: 9/24/2010 11:36:40 PM
I work in public security, and have a lot of respect for both groups - I work with them each and every night.

Shortly after the Dawson School shootings here, I walked up to a squad car and thanked the two officers in it for the great job their fellow officers had done in ending it quickly. I had some friends that were locked down inside that place, and heard the shots.

The constable on my side gave a world weary shrug, and said " Until one of us makes a mistake, or gets convicted by public opinion before hearing the entire story. "

I had to admit that he had a point, but still thought that type of situation should be appreciated.

When doing certain alarms, and speaking directly with some others, they are invariably pleasantly shocked when thanked for a great job on handling it.

Like any other profession, it's got it's black sheep. Overall, at least here, it's a good group.
 Sweet_Le_Senza
Joined: 6/1/2007
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Posted: 10/4/2010 6:09:34 AM
More garbage men get killed in the line of work then police officers. I just thought Id throw that out there!
 Sweet_Le_Senza
Joined: 6/1/2007
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Posted: 10/4/2010 6:15:12 AM
Now that I read back I'm glad others are aware that police fatalities don't even come close to many other 'ever day' jobs and I'm grateful for that.
It's a very stressful job, bringing on vicarious trauma, PSTD and whatnot that's for sure and yes some of their conduct is quite questionable. ;)
 viper1j
Joined: 11/30/2005
Msg: 149
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Posted: 11/3/2011 4:39:34 PM
Where is the love for cops


When you walk into the main doors of Orange County SO, the first thing you see, is a wall that lists every deputy that's died in the line of duty. The second thing you see, is a sign that says:

"Since we started our watch, we've lost 283 deputies. Good men that gave their lives for what they loved. The City

They didn't make the laws, they just tried to enforce them,

They didn't make The City, they just tried to make it run.

Now, our job is hard enough, why try to make it harder?

What if you called, and nobody answered?

The love is there, sometimes, we just gotta look really hard to find it.
 Molly Maude
Joined: 9/11/2008
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Posted: 11/3/2011 11:45:44 PM
98% of my interaction with police has been wonderful from my point of view ... when someone broke into my house, I called and the police were there within 20 minutes ... when this person CONTINUED to harrass me, setting off the security alarm system intermittently but usually around 4:30 a.m. ... the police response time became closer to 2 minutes because they were all so determined to catch the creep ... the police were consistently kind, respectful and searched diligently ... let me know their thoughts on the intruder, showed me the finger prints, boot marks in the grass, etc.

I highly respect the people who have chosen law enforcement for their careers ...

firemen ... on the other hand ... are just plain HOT! whew! ya gotta love those firemen! UPS guys aren't that bad to look at either ...

 QueenBeeSweetness
Joined: 9/23/2011
Msg: 151
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Posted: 11/3/2011 11:58:20 PM
Plenty of love for cops here~~~I married & made a baby with one
 LilyWillow
Joined: 1/9/2012
Msg: 152
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Posted: 1/16/2012 12:25:43 AM
I admire cops, firefighters and the military. And, not just for the sexy uniforms, either . It takes a great deal of devotion and passion to do the work they do as a career. There will always be a few rotten apples in any bunch, but I choose to believe these men are good. Just as the knights of the feudal system of Europe have been romanticized, so have these men. It's a lot of pressure to live up to someone else's romanticized ideal... so give these men some slack and admire them for the sacrifices they make to keep us all safe.
 LilyWillow
Joined: 1/9/2012
Msg: 153
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Posted: 1/16/2012 12:44:51 AM
BTW... they are only human and will make mistakes.
 totally honest
Joined: 2/11/2008
Msg: 154
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Posted: 1/23/2012 12:56:01 AM
The best at sex high stress of the job they need frequent release .make love with the same intensity as thier jub .give 100 percent.
 frijolera_ninja
Joined: 4/11/2011
Msg: 155
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Posted: 1/23/2012 1:27:44 AM
Im slowly losing respect for cops when I see them lined up with tow trucks and all at speed traps n such. Seems like were always hearing storys about abuse of power and questionable shootings the last one a teen shot in the back as he was running away... really they couldnt of shot him in the leg? Theyre raiding medical marijuana facilitys 3 xs a week instead of going after meth and crack dealers! Instead of embracing internal affairs they will put their fellow officers on the level if they talk to them ... shouldnt they want the bad guys out ? Creepy they have a no talk rule that makes you just as bad if not worse by protecting the bad ones...
 totally honest
Joined: 2/11/2008
Msg: 156
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Posted: 1/23/2012 2:34:38 AM
Sex three times a day lolmorning noon.night.
 Bladesmith81801
Joined: 10/30/2010
Msg: 157
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Posted: 1/23/2012 5:13:06 PM
As an ex cop myself, I'm disturbed and dismayed by the increasing militarization of LEOs, and a distancing from using ones head to resolves a situation, instead of going straight to busting heads via some not quite lethal tool.
 bamagrl68
Joined: 11/14/2010
Msg: 158
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Posted: 1/23/2012 5:30:26 PM
Garofalo- I think the problem is experiences people have with bad cops.
I got pulled over once and had no idea why. I roll down my window and he approaches and proceeds to tell me he saw me at a read light and thought I was attractive and wanted to talk. What!? I was mad as heck and offended, but afraid to show it lest he decide to ticket me and good luck fighting it if he did. I made an excuse that I was in a hurry and didn't have time to talk but maybe some other time, rolled my window up and left, praying to God he didn't follow me.
There are a lot of great cops out there, men and women who decide they truly want to make the world a better, safer place and those are the ones I admire and am thankful for.
However, there are also people who are attracted to the profession for the power. They are cowards hiding behind a shield and give the profession a bad name.
Instead of asking why people don't love cops, understand that not everyone has good experiences with them and when you find a good one, thank them.
For all the good ones out there-I do know how hard your job is and I appreciate what you do to make a difference in the world.
 totally honest
Joined: 2/11/2008
Msg: 159
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Posted: 1/23/2012 8:06:22 PM
Thant too bad you didnt chat with him .if he found you attractive . you may have had a good experiance lol
 bamagrl68
Joined: 11/14/2010
Msg: 160
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Posted: 1/23/2012 8:54:01 PM
totally honest- I looked up your profile, expecting you to be a man, considering the tone of your response.
Imagine my surprise to find you are a woman.
Really?!
Learn how to spell and use commas. I don't know why a woman would post something like this to another woman.
Good luck fishing, with an attitude like yours I'm sure you are quite the catch.
Maybe you should give me your number and next time I see the cop, I'll give him your number, seeing as how you're so choosy.
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