Some Food For Thought

Always a Cop:

Once the badge goes on, it never comes off, whether they

can see it, or not. It fuses to the soul through

adversity, fear and adrenaline and no one who has ever worn

it with pride, integrity and guts, can ever sleep through

the ‘call of the wild’ that wafts through bedroom

windows in the deep of the night.

When Cops Retire

When a good cop leaves the ‘job’ and retires to a

better life, many are jealous, some are pleased and yet

others, who may have already retired, wonder. We wonder if

he knows what he is leaving behind, because we already

know. We know, for example, that after a lifetime of
camaraderie that few experience, it will remain as a longing

for those past times.

We know in the law enforcement life

there is a fellowship which lasts long after the uniforms

are hung up in the back of the closet . We know even if he

throws them away, they will be on him with every step and

breath that remains in his life. We also know how the very

bearing of the man speaks of what he was and in his heart

still is..

These are the burdens of the job. You will still look at

people suspiciously, still see what others do not see or

choose to ignore and always will look at the rest of the law

enforcement world with a respect for what they do; only

grown in a lifetime of knowing. Never think for one moment

you are escaping from that life. You are only escaping the

‘job’ and merely being allowed to leave ‘active’ duty.

So what I wish for you is that whenever you ease into

retirement, in your heart you never forget for one

moment that ‘Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be

called children of God,’ and you are still a member of

the greatest fraternity the world has ever known.


Civilian Friends vs. Police Friends

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Get upset if you’re too busy to
talk to them for a week.

POLICE FRIENDS: Are glad to see you after years, and will

happily carry on the same conversation you were having the

last time you met.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.

POLICE FRIENDS: Have cried with you.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Borrow your stuff for a few days then

give it back.

POLICE FRIENDS: Keep your stuff so long they forget

it’s yours.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Know a few things about you..

POLICE FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes

from you.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that’s

what the crowd is doing.

POLICE FRIENDS: Will kick the crowds’butt that left you

behind.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Are for a while.

POLICE FRIENDS: Are for life.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have shared a few experiences. ..

POLICE FRIENDS: Have shared a lifetime of experiences no

citizen could ever dream of…

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will take your drink away when they

think you’ve had enough.

POLICE FRIENDS: Will look at you stumbling all over the

place and say, ‘You better drink the rest of that before

you spill it!!’ Then carry you home safely and put you

to bed…

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will talk crap to the person who talks

crap about you.

POLICE FRIENDS: Will knock them the hell out for using

your name in vain.

There are those that think they
understand. And then,. .. . . there are cops..


One Response to “Some Food For Thought”

  1. Anonymous says:

    You have no friends in the police world.

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