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Old 05-21-2011, 23:18   #1
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Who is the most seasoned cop on GT?

I thought this might be a fun question. I hope to be able to participate in answering this question myself in the coming year if all goes well.

How many years have you all been an officer? If retired now, how many did you put in during your career?
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Old 05-21-2011, 23:39   #2
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Almost 14 now.

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SAR

Crustiest?

Dragoon
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Old 05-21-2011, 23:44   #3
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Almost 14 now.

Seasoned?

SAR

Crustiest?

Dragoon
I was wondering how long it would take for an old fart joke about Dragoon.
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Old 08-16-2014, 21:18   #4
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I was wondering how long it would take for an old fart joke about Dragoon.
Apparently, about 1 post or so.

Has CC99 been mentioned?


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Old 05-21-2011, 23:57   #5
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Retired - 25 years, 2 months

Seasoned - Probably SAR

A real gunfighter - Dragoon

Best Gear Guys - Cochese and DaBigBR

Best Legal Eagle - wprebeck

Guys that you would want to ride with - CAcop & Lawman800
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Old 05-23-2011, 19:29   #6
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Retired - 25 years, 2 months

Seasoned - Probably SAR

A real gunfighter - Dragoon

Best Gear Guys - Cochese and DaBigBR

Best Legal Eagle - wprebeck

Guys that you would want to ride with - CAcop & Lawman800
This one I had to think about. At first I was thinking ride along. I get this feeling when most leave after the shift they scratch their head and wonder if all cops are like me. Only one ride along every got me and she was a soon to be Bobby from England.

Then I thought you might be talking about riding with as a partner. If that is the case than I consider that to be a great honor. The times I have gotten hurt the worst in my career have been me backing up my coworkers. As much as the injuries still bother me today I would be far more troubled if my coworkers had gotten hurt because I didn't step up.

I also am an oddball and a goofball so I entertain. Unintentionally. An FTO once worte for my nightly eval, "He drives better than he walks."
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Old 05-24-2011, 00:41   #7
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Then I thought you might be talking about riding with as a partner. If that is the case than I consider that to be a great honor. The times I have gotten hurt the worst in my career have been me backing up my coworkers. As much as the injuries still bother me today I would be far more troubled if my coworkers had gotten hurt because I didn't step up.
This is exactly what I meant. I always gravitated toward coppers that wanted to seek out the bad guys and put them in jail. The kind of guys that had honor and integrity that they knew that as long as they followed the SOP's 100% and did what was 100% right, no matter who's toes got stepped on, were the kind of guys I wanted to run with.

And what I mean by seeking out the bad guys, is not stopping every car that goes down the highway and searching to find a month-old roach in the ashtray and thinking they are Eliot Ness. Or guys that can't take radio calls because they stop 30 cars a day and are writing tags, hoping to catch a suspended OL or two.

Guys that got the warrant sheet at the beginning of the shift and tried to serve at least a couple a shift. Or guys that patrolled the motel parking lots, running tags looking for stolen cars and waiting for them to drive away. Or guys that were actually on patrol and close to burglary calls and the like and actually catching one. I'd rather catch 1 burglar than write a book of citations a day.

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I also am an oddball and a goofball so I entertain. Unintentionally. An FTO once worte for my nightly eval, "He drives better than he walks."
I had a Police Chaplain, a Christian minister, ride with me on a Friday night where it was really super busy. After the shift was over,back at the station, somebody asked him how he liked the ride along. His comment was:

"If I wanted to ride Space Mountain, I would have gone to Disney."

Funny, I can't remember anybody riding along any more.
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[QUOTE=South Fla;17381805]Retired - 25 years, 2 months

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A real gunfighter - Dragoon

Best Gear Guys - Cochese and DaBigBR agreed!

Best Legal Eagle - wprebeck Sam Spade, Lawman800

Guys that you would want to ride with - CAcop & Lawman800=QUOTE]

Best procedure guy: DaBigBR

Best use of force expert: TBO

Absolutely old school, tough sumbiches:Txleapd, Bren (and I say that with great respect)

People I'd most like to have a beer with: Morris, Cochese, Blueiron

Best "gun guy": mntrpr (I think he owns one of Everything!)
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34 years and still doing it. I ride a desk mostly, but I may go out more now that we just got the new Caprice and Tahoes.
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Old 05-23-2011, 15:12   #10
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SAR
I'm honored to be mentioned in so many posts in this thread. All I can say is that knowledge comes with longevity in a profession not known for it. When I first started back in the late 70's, twenty years was the most you could expect out of an officer before they retired, but now, having worked in five distinct decades, I'm here to say that the current generation has their work cut out for them. It was a lot easier back then to be a cop. Life was pretty much black and white with very few shades of gray. These days, the youngsters have to dodge so many landmines, I'm not sure I could do it if I started all over again...
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Old 07-12-2011, 13:17   #11
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Almost 14 now.

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SAR

Crustiest?

Dragoon
Dragon has a picture of Jesus in his high school year book.
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Old 07-12-2011, 13:41   #12
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Dragon has a picture of Jesus in his high school year book.
Come on now, let's keep this real. I did hear that he and Atilla the Hun were roommates in College.
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Old 07-12-2011, 13:59   #13
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Dragon has a picture of Jesus in his high school year book.
Dragoon was the old, crusty custodian. Dragoon graduated from high school on day four. By day seven, he was already the night watchman at the garden of eden.
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Old 07-12-2011, 19:30   #14
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Dragoon was the old, crusty custodian. Dragoon graduated from high school on day four. By day seven, he was already the night watchman at the garden of eden.
So he's responsible for letting the serpent in?
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So he's responsible for letting the serpent in?
No no no... he hatched the serpent when the serpent was still in the egg on Day 5. Dragoon's first call as a police officer was serving the eviction notice on Adam and Eve for violating the terms of their rental agreement.

I heard Dragoon didn't have his hat on and he did follow Eve on foot for 7 days in the desert, but that was before there was a jurisdiction since the tribes have not set boundaries yet.
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Old 05-21-2011, 23:43   #16
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22 years, all with the same agency. A total of 18 years in patrol and four in court security. (One-year rotations in courts.) I should be back in patrol within a month. Six years until I can retire, seven until it's maxed out.
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Old 05-21-2011, 23:48   #17
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Old 05-22-2011, 00:06   #18
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Lordy, lordy. Such a question. I started in 1970 with a badge and a wheel gun. I then spent 36 years of having a great time in service. On my last day, I hated to go but I had to admit that jumping fences and chasing bad buys down the street was not as easy as it used to be (although I learned years ago that I could streight arm and knock down most wooden fences in back yards).

I am sure that some people would tell you that I was over seasoned but anyone who has sat in a patrol unit for a while can tell you experience counts. I found I did not like "desks."

At one time, I was in a class where the instructor had everyone tell what they had done. I was about number 7. It was easy to say, "yep, I have done what they all said." It was a great ride and I worked with great people. I do not miss the Bravo Sierra.

Now, I am a "used-to-be." I like that just fine.
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Old 05-22-2011, 00:19   #19
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Honorable mention for our old friend DEATHROW, a VERY seasoned CO. Wish he were still here.
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Old 05-22-2011, 00:22   #20
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Blueiron and 4949 also come to mind. And lest we forget, Blueiron's famous punchline:

"Hey hillbilly, did you even meet your sperm donor?"
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