Warm and Fuzzy

Posted: January 3, 2016 in My Tin Family

So, a while back I wrote a post about the public hating us.  Now while the media continues to sensationalize everything about ‘police butality’ and this ridiculous B.L.M. movement I have found at least in the community I am employed I’ve found everything BUT the public hating us.

In fact in the past few months I have had more people approach me and my co-workers and Thank us.  They’ve told us kind words as, “We appreciate everything you do.” They’ve acknowledged the garbage media coverage on police and have even bought US breakfast!

Most of the folks that were kind enough to purchase our chow for us and depart before we found out who you were I’d like to Thank you.  For those that blessed us with your kind words I’d like to Thank you again as well.

I’ve had a big change in my career over the past 15 years.  I’ve gone from the punk rookie, to the salty tough guy to (still salty I guess haha) an officer that wants to get the most out of each encounter with the public.  Unfortunately, a lot of interactions with the public begin with something unpleasant.  I try to make them feel more comfortable, crack a few jokes and break that uneasy tension so when we part ways they not only feel better but have a clearer idea of what direction to head.

For me, I had a false view of what law enforcement and public service was.  I always thought it was us against them but in the grand scheme of things we are all together in our community.  I took this job first under the excitement that nothing is ever routine.  Of course during my interviews I said I wanted to help people which quickly changed being that snot nosed punk rookie.  Now I find the helping people part is so much more gratifying to me and is my top goal. For the past 8 years I’ve been on this path and I feel much better about myself and the job.

My administration has had a lot to do with everything from the top down.  I am fortunate to work in an agency where the typical administration is ‘hammer’ anyone who doesn’t perform their duties top notch but one which truly cares for the advancement of the department, the safety of their people and the image and relationship we have with the public.

Perhaps I got off on a soapbox here so let me step back down and really just a Thank you to all I serve and all those I serve with.

God Bless America!



No Accountability

Posted: November 2, 2015 in My Tin Family

So with all the technology today there really isn’t any excuse for ant resident to miss information that is sent by the police or any entity.

With the exception of those elderly that still have never turned a computer on or have a cell phone.

Something I took on myself without being instructed or ordered or just something else to get slapped on me I’ve utilized our social media to give a ‘heads up’ to our residents about upcoming construction or trafficndelays .

I try to coordinate the best I can with construction companies about the days and hours and their traffic control plans.  I craft my information for road closures for the week M – F and it’s posted on a Friday or Saturday. 

Of course I can always expect those who don’t get notification which is fine but my whole complaint stems from those feeling compelled to call the police and complain no one was notified.  All of which are these typical Facebook people whose heads are stuff in their phone at the bus stop, lunch, dinner or sitting in the living room.  These are the people who constantly need their hands held through life. Since you live Facebook so much read the stuff sent by the PD instead of skimming past to the dog with a pumpkin mask on.

Heaven forbid you try to let people be independent thinkers and actually have to plan ahead.  As wonderful as technology has become it is also a curse.  We have everything we need in a slim device that works just about everywhere. That doesn’t substitute for having to use that gray matter between your ears people.

Good day.

Sick of it

Posted: September 28, 2014 in My Tin Family
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This will be short but angry heh.  I am sick and tired of this country using us, the police as their scapegoats.  It’s public employees ruining the pension system, public employees with cadillac health coverage, police abuse of power, and so on.

Now this worthless, terrorist president Obama is getting his nose where it just doesn’t belong.  Tell us again idiot about how that little criminal could have been ‘your’ son again?!  Send more white house representatives to another CRIMINAL funeral.

THe mainstream media, liberals, uneducated swine and these darn sheep are really destroying this country.  Listen I am by no means saying there are not shitty cops or crooked cops but for Christ sake stop sensationalizing all the poor media and making all of us out there look like that.  99% of the men and women in this profession are out there busting their butts trying to make a difference.  Helping communities, developing rapport with people just trying to help.

NOW, this other fucking criminal, Eric.  I won’t even write his last name as I don’t want any publicity heading to that filth.  Executing an officer at his barracks. AND PEOPLE ARE SUPPORTING HIM! What the fuck is happening!

It seems to me, more and more people would prefer anarchy and lawlessness than have any government entity working to protect them.  Does government suck, yes. Unfortunately, police get wrapped up as a government agency but the men and women working are good people with good values.

I work in a relatively safe community where the community does like us. The recent events in the world really worry me.  Everyday when I leave for work I pray I make it home to see my wife and kids.  I pray I don’t get shot in the head while walking into the police department by some renegade scumbag.  I pray I don’t come across the mental patient that finally lost it and wants to die and wants to go out fighting a cop.  Aside from all the other events I may have to deal with during a tour this just gets added.

The social media slime that keep posting on, “I wish more cops would be killed.” or “Kill the pigs and target their families too.” “Show them we are not to be messed with.”

This is all based on a handful of media stories over sensationalized to the point of twisting evidence and investigations to make police look like we are all corrupt and just go around shooting unarmed people.

The public is against us, the media is against us, the government is against us.  All we have is each other in the thin blue line and guess what.  Even with the whole world hating us, we STILL will continue to run towards the danger, do everything we can to protect those who hate us.  We took an oath. This county is in a dark time thanks to its current leaders, I pray we are able to dig out of this hole.  I pray my children will grow up into a world of peace one day.

Nice try…

Posted: October 27, 2013 in My Tin Family

To the little shit bird trying to hack my password, go fuck yourself.

Not so common…

Posted: June 10, 2012 in My Tin Family

I am just floored at the lack of common sense some parents have and the complete lack of intelligence from their kids.  This is almost like a black hole the way some of these kids act, the complete lack of respect and the complete inability to comprehend simple rules.  As much as I love technology and the fact I can run my side business on nothing but a smart phone, it hasn’t done this generation of kids any justice.  Gone it seems are the days when you actually were taught the simple things in life such as, look both ways before crossing the road or use the crosswalk to cross the road especially when to uniformed officers are standing right there.

All they care about is who is saying what on Facebook, what pictures they took of their kitty cat and where they can smoke up later.  I don’t think of myself as a superior intellectual and anytime I finally sit back and question my current intellect, I run across a parent or kid or some person that just shoots that down.  I’m taking the BASICS of life, nothing above and beyond how you normally operate to get through.  Some people I question how in the heck they made it this far in life as it was.

Here is a simple example:  I order a pizza for delivery.  Total comes to $25. I had the young lad $50.  Simple math, $25 back to me but I usually throw the fellow $5 for a tip so I get $20.  You would of thought I asked this kid to show me the formula for the conservation of linear momentum.  Deer in headlights look.  Come on kid, do I have to hold your hand through this.  I gave you $50, the total was $25, keep $5 for yourself and give me back dun dun DUUUUUN $20.

Some people’s logic if you can even call it that is just never ceases to amaze me.  You have 3 DUI’s under your belt.  Impressive, you won’t see your license for the best part of 10 years. Congrats.  Yet, you jump in a car with no license.  You would THINK keeping an average profile you’d be fine.  Nope, lets burn rubber across the parking lots with kids everywhere after a town festival, donuts in the middle of the road and then 50 in a 25MPH zone.  Oh yea, with 1 off duty officer that saw you, one that was tied up directing traffic and then once radioed another officer you went sideways around a corner IN FRONT OF HIM.  Nice job idiot.  THEN, proceed to tell us how your pop was a cop for 33 years and your brother was a purple heart recipient and we should cut you a break and show you respect.  Well hoss, I hate to break this to you but it sure sounds like you’re the waste of the family.  Now your going to trying and exploit your fathers career time and brothers service record to keep you out of DUI’s. Did I mention he threw one of our retired Captains names out too?  Moron.

The best had to be when he called Mommy to pick him up.  (He’s 43). “MOM, fucking get in your car and come to the police station cuz I just got fucking locked up for DUI.  Shut the fuck up mom just get in the fucking car…..” blah blah you get the idea.  The fact Mom tolerates being spoken to like this from her fully grown moron son is amazing.

I could go on and on as I’m sure most cops can on crap like this.  Point is Common sense is not so common anymore.


Posted: March 19, 2012 in My Tin Family


All this knowledge…

Posted: February 8, 2012 in My Tin Family

As cops, we deal with a tremendous amount of people and varying scenarios.  Dealing with different families, ethics, businesses the list can go on and on.   Each event may teach you something new, about people, business, life or any other number of things.

I like to think as cops we are better prepared to deal with anything that gets thrown our way and we’re sort of expected sometimes by family members to be the rock and “know what to do” especially during a family tragedy.  Whenever I deal with a family that has lost a member, what to say for comfort seems to come naturally, the ability to help in any way to assist the family through a tough time just seems to work smoothly.

Though through the loss of one of my family members, I cannot seem to gather the right words to say, I cannot point anyone in the right direction or explain anything like I can when it is not a family member of mine.