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BamaTrooper
05-23-2011, 06:41
Yesterday, I was taking a break from doing yardwork. I was sitting in the den with my wife, having a glass of water and flipping through the channels.

We here about five or six shots, from what I assumed to be a medium caliber pistol, followed by one heavier report. I opened the back door and ran to the privacy fence. I climbed up the fence to look towards a nearby movie theater parking lot and apartment complex as it appeared that was where the shots came from. I didn't see anything so after about two minutes, I came back in.

My wife told me there was something wrong with me and my instincts were "*******ed" if I ran towards the shots. I told her I was looking to 1- make sure the situation wasn't heading our way and 2- trying to see if I could see a car or person fleeing the area in case it was the offender trying to get away.

We have been together 20 years and she still doesn't get that that response is part of what I do? :dunno:

ETA- this is what caused the tumult. http://blog.al.com/live/2011/05/movie_theater_manager_fires_sh.html

wprebeck
05-23-2011, 06:56
Nah, not really. Probably because she's been working patrol for almost eleven years.

CJStudent
05-23-2011, 07:11
No wife; problem solved! :supergrin:

jms123
05-23-2011, 07:17
I would have done the same thing, and I am just a civilian.
I hope you at least had your side arm with you.
Hate to think you ran towards a gun fight with just
a glass of water in your hand.
Keep up the good work..and be safe.

A6Gator
05-23-2011, 07:54
Bama, print this off and leave it on the table...maybe after she reads this she'll figure why you did that.

http://mwkworks.com/onsheepwolvesandsheepdogs.html

Ross-in-Pa
05-23-2011, 09:25
+1 on the " I am a civilian, and would have done the same thing."

Observing from a distance to verify the situation, and the direction of movement is a smart move. When there are gunshots close to home, you need to find out what is going on before a (bad) surprise comes to your door.

Dragoon44
05-23-2011, 09:31
No, if my wife had heard it and I hadn't she would come running ot me telling me I needed to go check it out.

MeefZah
05-23-2011, 09:46
My wife loves the ****. She has done a few ride alongs with me and seems to enjoy mixing it up with people.

We have discussed action plans if **** goes sideways while we are out and while she has agreed to call 911, ID me and my clothing to dispatch, give a running report on what is taking place, description of perps, actions taken, etc.; it is pretty obvious she would rather be getting into the **** than reporting it.

Which, honestly, is pretty effing hot.

JTipper.45
05-23-2011, 09:52
No, if my wife had heard it and I hadn't she would come running ot me telling me I needed to go check it out.

Spot on for my wife. I work a small town south of where I live but reserved in my home town for years and still go in and patrol from time to time. Something happens in the "hood" she expects me to find out what it is and if it needs to be "handled". Years ago we had an out right firefight go down a few blocks away at a dope house. It sounded like it was right next door. While I was throwing on BDUs and my gunbelt, she had done put kids in the back rooms on the floor and had my safe open asking what rifle I wanted.

GunHo198
05-23-2011, 10:05
Yep my wife's the same way.

USAFE7
05-23-2011, 10:56
Sadly....mine would have tripped me up so she could beat me out.

BamaTrooper
05-23-2011, 11:26
Spot on for my wife. I work a small town south of where I live but reserved in my home town for years and still go in and patrol from time to time. Something happens in the "hood" she expects me to find out what it is and if it needs to be "handled". Years ago we had an out right firefight go down a few blocks away at a dope house. It sounded like it was right next door. While I was throwing on BDUs and my gunbelt, she had done put kids in the back rooms on the floor and had my safe open asking what rifle I wanted.

I hope you told her the highest capacity .308 in there

CAcop
05-23-2011, 13:08
My wife would have wanted me to check up but when I got the rifle or shotgun out she would be asking me why I would need such a big gun. I would be telling her there's no point in going out unless you got more than enough to get the job done. Then she would say I am weird. If I just grabbed a pistol she wouldn't even flinch. Either way she would follow me out the door with cellphone in hand to call it in if needed.

Hack
05-23-2011, 13:14
I was a soldier when I married. The funny part of it is that she still has to get used to the idea occasionally.:dunno:

volsbear
05-23-2011, 13:43
Words from beyond the grave, as told by the friend of a LEO who was a LODD...

"There's so much evil in the world. Why would you want to run from it when you can go find it and destroy it."

NyGlockcop
05-23-2011, 14:11
Some dont realize that us in Law Enforcement arent like normal people. Normal people go "away" from shots fired, but we are of a different breed, we gravitate towards trouble. Several years ago on Valentine's Day my wife had to bring the church copier machine(very large) to a repair shop about 30 minutes away so I was off and said I'd go along for the ride and take her out to lunch, since it was Valentine's day. Well we picked up the copier in her new Toyota Sienna(V6 266 hp), seatbelt the copier in it. We're driving through a local city and we're stopped at a traffic light when 2 cars in front of us I see a passenger side door open the Yukon SUV starts to go forward and a female jumps out of the moving vehicle screaming,"help, help, call the police, help, she falls and hits her head. My wife says, " Are you gonna do something?" LOL, I start to get out to assist when the female jumps up and jumps into another vehicle with a bewildered driver ,lol. The Yukon takes off, the female takes off, I dont know what we got here, whether it was a domestic, an abduction or maybe an assault but something just isn't right. I get back into the Sienna and tell my wife who is driving,"Follow that Yukon!" While she is following it I immediately have the local PD on the phone, identify myself, tell them what occurred and our direction of travel. Dispatcher tells me to stay with the suspect vehicle. Ok, my wife is listening pretty good and is following the Yukon, the Yukon is going through parking lots, avoiding traffic lights, running traffic lights and we are safely behind it. Then the dispatcher wanted the plate #, so with my cop humor, "Honey, can you speed it up a bit so I can see the plate?" Now the Yukon finally realizes that we are following him and starts accelerating( but there was no way he was going to outrun that damn mini van,LOL), I'm still on the phone with the PD, we actually drove right past their HQ, still no marked units. Finally what seemed like eternity I can see the first unit coming up behind us, tell the dispatcher that we are just in front of it, we pull to the shoulder and let it by. PD unit does the stop, I assist the Sgt with the stop. Turns out it was a domestic, the BF had smacked the GF, the GF had jumped out, BF panicked because he was on probation and took off. 2nd unit arrived, I'm good to go, as I am walking back to the Sienna, my wife is on her cell phone talking to a co worker, practically hyper ventilating,lol, I hear her say, "And- he- told- me- to -go- faster!"lmao. Needless to say, she admitted that she doesnt know how I can do things like this, be calm like they are "normal" incidents. I explained they are normal things to a police officer, we help those who need help. Needless to say, it was a Valentine's Day that she will never forget. And the copier machine made it to the repair shop in one piece. lol

furioso2112
05-23-2011, 14:45
my wife would bulldoze the house while I was outside, then say we needed to move because the crimes was getting so bad.

msu_grad_121
05-23-2011, 19:53
I'm with CJSTudent on the no wife thing, but by ex fiancee used to look at me all KINDS of cross eyed when something like this would go down. She never understood, which is fine, but it got to me when she'd tell me what an idiot I was being for running towards the problems while she stood there frozen. Never a clearer case for "you're either born with it or your not."

Then again, it could just have been because she's Canadian. :supergrin:

Hack
05-23-2011, 21:26
I'm with CJSTudent on the no wife thing, but by ex fiancee used to look at me all KINDS of cross eyed when something like this would go down. She never understood, which is fine, but it got to me when she'd tell me what an idiot I was being for running towards the problems while she stood there frozen. Never a clearer case for "you're either born with it or your not."

Then again, it could just have been because she's Canadian. :supergrin:

You pick on the Canadians I am going to start picking on the Yankees.:whistling:















Fuhgeddaboudit!:supergrin:

Pepper45
05-24-2011, 02:13
My wife would follow me, carrying more ammo. She understands me.

ClydeG19
05-24-2011, 03:08
I remember one time my wife thought someone was in the backyard. She was in the bedroom when she said someone walked right up to one of the windows. We've got granite over most of the yard, so it's pretty easy to hear. I grabbed the nearest gun and cleared the yard. When I came back in, she was still standing in the exact same spot where she told me she thought someone was in the yard. After she calmed down, I had a talk with her about getting the phone, something to use as a weapon, etc, rather than just standing there.

OldCurlyWolf
05-24-2011, 03:51
I still run to the sound of gunfire and my wife still doesn't understand. But she doesn't get in the way or make snide remarks either.

Of course she had a 3rd degree Brown belt in Karate and can kick some serious a** on her own. She used to fight in full contact tournaments. Her daughter has a cadet Black and got into shute fighting a few years back. Not one to mess with either.

DonGlock26
05-24-2011, 07:08
My wife thinks that buying something that she doesn't need on sale is saving money.



:upeyes:

BamaTrooper
05-24-2011, 08:18
You pick on the Canadians I am going to start picking on the Yankees.:whistling:




Canadian is just a Yankee that talks funny(ier):tongueout:

pac201
05-24-2011, 09:39
My wife would ask if I had my gun...as a matter of fact, she has before.

FiremanMike
05-24-2011, 09:58
My wife thinks that buying something that she doesn't need on sale is saving money.



:upeyes:


Yep, mine is the same.

msu_grad_121
05-24-2011, 10:27
Canadian is just a Yankee that talks funny(ier):tongueout:

Oh yah, fer sure, eh? :supergrin:

And bring it on, Hack! You ain't got nothin I ain't heard before! Her friends HATED yanks. Not disliked, HATED! Can't imagine why it didn't work out... :tongueout:

tc2129
05-24-2011, 15:50
Some dont realize that us in Law Enforcement arent like normal people. Normal people go "away" from shots fired, but we are of a different breed, we gravitate towards trouble....

Not just law enforcement, but public safety in general. FF/paramedic here and I was at dinner with the girlfriend one night, when a kid in the table next to us starts choking on a mint. The kid is crying trying to cough up the mint, so I just kind of sat there watching him and his parents to see what they were doing. He was crying so I knew he was breathing.
Well, that didn't last long, he must have swallowed it and pushed it further down because he went quite. I get up to now do something, just as his mom is beating him on his back, causing the mint to dislodge. I tell them I am a medic and look him over real quick.
I go back to my table and continue with my meal, the gf looks like she has seen a ghost, is shaking and says she can't eat anymore.

lawman800
05-24-2011, 22:02
I have had to train every girlfriend to think differently and to condition them that if I am running toward danger or reacting to a threat, their best way to help me is to get fa away from me and call it in while giving a detailed description of me so I don't get shot by responding officers.

EOD3
05-24-2011, 23:12
My wife knew I was headed for police work long before we got married. When I started EOD work, she decided she really didn't want to know where I was or what I was doing. :dunno:

Hack
05-25-2011, 06:58
Canadian is just a Yankee that talks funny(ier):tongueout:

:rofl:

Hack
05-25-2011, 07:02
Oh yah, fer sure, eh? :supergrin:

And bring it on, Hack! You ain't got nothin I ain't heard before! Her friends HATED yanks. Not disliked, HATED! Can't imagine why it didn't work out... :tongueout:

Well now! Time to dig out something on talkin' Southron. :supergrin:

Hack
05-25-2011, 07:03
My wife knew I was headed for police work long before we got married. When I started EOD work, she decided she really didn't want to know where I was or what I was doing. :dunno:

Mine is kind of that way concerning what I do. No descriptions of what have you at work, unless it is comical. :rofl:

msu_grad_121
05-25-2011, 10:39
Well now! Time to dig out something on talkin' Southron. :supergrin:

You DO know that Detroit is NORTH of Windsor, right? I'm just sayin :tongueout::rofl:

I still love that Journey song, even tho their geography is off. "South Detroit is Windsor!"

BushBond
05-25-2011, 19:25
Some dont realize that us in Law Enforcement arent like normal people. Normal people go "away" from shots fired, but we are of a different breed, we gravitate towards trouble. Several years ago on Valentine's Day my wife had to bring the church copier machine(very large) to a repair shop about 30 minutes away so I was off and said I'd go along for the ride and take her out to lunch, since it was Valentine's day. Well we picked up the copier in her new Toyota Sienna(V6 266 hp), seatbelt the copier in it. We're driving through a local city and we're stopped at a traffic light when 2 cars in front of us I see a passenger side door open the Yukon SUV starts to go forward and a female jumps out of the moving vehicle screaming,"help, help, call the police, help, she falls and hits her head. My wife says, " Are you gonna do something?" LOL, I start to get out to assist when the female jumps up and jumps into another vehicle with a bewildered driver ,lol. The Yukon takes off, the female takes off, I dont know what we got here, whether it was a domestic, an abduction or maybe an assault but something just isn't right. I get back into the Sienna and tell my wife who is driving,"Follow that Yukon!" While she is following it I immediately have the local PD on the phone, identify myself, tell them what occurred and our direction of travel. Dispatcher tells me to stay with the suspect vehicle. Ok, my wife is listening pretty good and is following the Yukon, the Yukon is going through parking lots, avoiding traffic lights, running traffic lights and we are safely behind it. Then the dispatcher wanted the plate #, so with my cop humor, "Honey, can you speed it up a bit so I can see the plate?" Now the Yukon finally realizes that we are following him and starts accelerating( but there was no way he was going to outrun that damn mini van,LOL), I'm still on the phone with the PD, we actually drove right past their HQ, still no marked units. Finally what seemed like eternity I can see the first unit coming up behind us, tell the dispatcher that we are just in front of it, we pull to the shoulder and let it by. PD unit does the stop, I assist the Sgt with the stop. Turns out it was a domestic, the BF had smacked the GF, the GF had jumped out, BF panicked because he was on probation and took off. 2nd unit arrived, I'm good to go, as I am walking back to the Sienna, my wife is on her cell phone talking to a co worker, practically hyper ventilating,lol, I hear her say, "And- he- told- me- to -go- faster!"lmao. Needless to say, she admitted that she doesnt know how I can do things like this, be calm like they are "normal" incidents. I explained they are normal things to a police officer, we help those who need help. Needless to say, it was a Valentine's Day that she will never forget. And the copier machine made it to the repair shop in one piece. lol

Having chased a stolen minivan of the same model, I have to agree, he wasnt going to outrun that thing. Surprisingly fast, and very capable off road. (that is, if you dont care about what happens to it at the end of the chase)

lawman800
05-25-2011, 23:43
My friend bought a Sienna and showed us all the features. I was very impressed with the hidden underseat lazy Susan that can hold a Tommy Gun and the motorized doors with the seatbelts mounted perfectly so that you can strap yourself in, open the side sliding door, and hang out like a door gunner off a Huey gunship.

Cochese
05-26-2011, 01:36
My wife would probably hand me the baby, tell me to go downstairs and grab her duty gun on her way out to handle ****.

OldCurlyWolf
05-27-2011, 02:05
Some dont realize that us in Law Enforcement arent like normal people. Normal people go "away" from shots fired, but we are of a different breed, we gravitate towards trouble. Several years ago on Valentine's Day my wife had to bring the church copier machine(very large) to a repair shop about 30 minutes away so I was off and said I'd go along for the ride and take her out to lunch, since it was Valentine's day. Well we picked up the copier in her new Toyota Sienna(V6 266 hp), seatbelt the copier in it. We're driving through a local city and we're stopped at a traffic light when 2 cars in front of us I see a passenger side door open the Yukon SUV starts to go forward and a female jumps out of the moving vehicle screaming,"help, help, call the police, help, she falls and hits her head. My wife says, " Are you gonna do something?" LOL, I start to get out to assist when the female jumps up and jumps into another vehicle with a bewildered driver ,lol. The Yukon takes off, the female takes off, I dont know what we got here, whether it was a domestic, an abduction or maybe an assault but something just isn't right. I get back into the Sienna and tell my wife who is driving,"Follow that Yukon!" While she is following it I immediately have the local PD on the phone, identify myself, tell them what occurred and our direction of travel. Dispatcher tells me to stay with the suspect vehicle. Ok, my wife is listening pretty good and is following the Yukon, the Yukon is going through parking lots, avoiding traffic lights, running traffic lights and we are safely behind it. Then the dispatcher wanted the plate #, so with my cop humor, "Honey, can you speed it up a bit so I can see the plate?" Now the Yukon finally realizes that we are following him and starts accelerating( but there was no way he was going to outrun that damn mini van,LOL), I'm still on the phone with the PD, we actually drove right past their HQ, still no marked units. Finally what seemed like eternity I can see the first unit coming up behind us, tell the dispatcher that we are just in front of it, we pull to the shoulder and let it by. PD unit does the stop, I assist the Sgt with the stop. Turns out it was a domestic, the BF had smacked the GF, the GF had jumped out, BF panicked because he was on probation and took off. 2nd unit arrived, I'm good to go, as I am walking back to the Sienna, my wife is on her cell phone talking to a co worker, practically hyper ventilating,lol, I hear her say, "And- he- told- me- to -go- faster!"lmao. Needless to say, she admitted that she doesnt know how I can do things like this, be calm like they are "normal" incidents. I explained they are normal things to a police officer, we help those who need help. Needless to say, it was a Valentine's Day that she will never forget. And the copier machine made it to the repair shop in one piece. lol

My wife didn't understand when I communicated this little story to her.

In 2002, while working in Irving, TX, I was taking a break from work and heard gunfire. Not a car backfiring, but real live rounds, gunfire, coming from the other side of a nearby building. So I take off to find out what is happening, being judiciously careful when approaching the corner of the building so I can discern what is going down. It seems that the Irving PD is conducting a live fire training session there. After considering what has happened, I later came to the conclusion that someone in Irving PD was nuts. That was too close to occupied housing.

About a month later that same department had a shooting that killed an officer in a supposedly "rubber gun" training exercise.

What my wife could not understand is why I didn't go inside and call the PD instead of checking myself. Hey I run to gunfire, not away.

BULLRUNN
05-27-2011, 12:26
Mine would have told me to take my gun so If I got shot she could say I was In the line of Duty so she could collect the benefits...

Straight Pipe
05-27-2011, 19:19
My wife would wake me from my nap and go see what was going on.

*Damb you woman! I taught you how to shoot. Take care of it yourself.

PawDog
05-27-2011, 19:51
I live in the sticks and we hear gunfire all the time out here.........My wife will usually just ask, "What caliber do ya think that one is?"

4949shooter
05-27-2011, 20:13
No, if my wife had heard it and I hadn't she would come running ot me telling me I needed to go check it out.

:rofl:

93GT
05-28-2011, 11:44
Mine always asks me if I have my gun...as if she has ever asked me that and the answer has been anything but "yes".

Scott3670
05-28-2011, 23:47
My wife always gets pissed whenever she hears a noise late at night and I grab my gun. She has said that I am overly paranoid, and I always tell her that I'd rather be paranoid than dead.

Then again, this is the same wife who pitched a serious fit when I came home from the Academy with my duty weapon. She actually had the stones to tell me that I couldn't carry it anywhere. I just looked at her and laughed. Been almost 1 years now and I still love her.

Sam Spade
05-29-2011, 12:53
I have had to train every girlfriend to think differently and to condition...

Ya know, if you were to sleep with your co-workers, you'd solve that particular problem. What could go wrong? :whistling:

MeefZah
05-29-2011, 12:56
Ya know, if you were to sleep with your co-workers, you'd solve that particular problem. What could go wrong? :whistling:

Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!

lawman800
05-29-2011, 14:24
Ya know, if you were to sleep with your co-workers, you'd solve that particular problem. What could go wrong? :whistling:

Oh yeah... Female officers... Let's see:

The old fat ones who like to Sputnik on duty?

The young fat ones who cop an attitude to make up for lack of ability?

The crazy ones that make dispatchers seem normal?

The normal ones that just aren't very attractive?

Or

The manly ones with more chest hair than me?

msu_grad_121
05-29-2011, 16:52
Oh yeah... Female officers... Let's see:

The old fat ones who like to Sputnik on duty?

The young fat ones who cop an attitude to make up for lack of ability?

The crazy ones that make dispatchers seem normal?

The normal ones that just aren't very attractive?

Or

The manly ones with more chest hair than me?

Well, given THOSE choices, I'd say you need a new fishin hole, brother. :supergrin:

FM12
05-29-2011, 17:00
Mine would want to know if my life insurance is paid up.

lawman800
05-29-2011, 17:38
Well, given THOSE choices, I'd say you need a new fishin hole, brother. :supergrin:

Negative. We have a fairly strict policy on fraternization, especially between ranks. We had one supervisor transferred out because he was involved with a subordinate. Not worth it. But then again, it is also affected by who likes you and who will step up to protect you.