I believe that 💯But for the most part that paycheck is not that great. So it’s better if you are called to it or just stumble in and like it. I know I could’ve picked something that paid better for less hours but then I would’ve had to attend all those birthdays, anniversaries, baseball games, football games etc. At the end of the day I agree it is a calling.
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I don’t know that anyone (of us non LEO) can predict what they’d do when they hear something like that about to go down, but I can tell you my knee jerk reaction when hearing the choices from a safe, no stress, place... I’m effing out of there. No joke. Ima NOPE the eff out that safe door.Chuck, in the midst of their reasons to become an Officer, I can accept wanting to change the world and their community for the better, but when it is go time, sitting on your butt while kids get murdered in a school because you don't like guns or shooting needs to be addressed before that becomes reality. They don't have to like it, but they better be good at it, and ready to rock in roll when that radio is telling them stuff is going down.
When I talk to people that tell me they want to be a cop I ask them to honestly think of this.
"You are in a room with doors on opposite ends with 15 other people. The door to your left opens up and a person tells everyone that there is a man with a gun at the other door and is going to kill everyone in the room in 2 minutes. Which door do go out of, one door leads to safety, and you get to see your family again. The other door puts you in immediate harms way and you are going to die."
I don't ask them to tell me their answer. It is for them alone to answer
I recognize that it would be difficult and possibly embarrassing to answer that type of question. When I pose similar questions to folks considering the job, I don't have them answer out loud to me, but to honestly think about it to themselves and weigh their thoughts/answers in the calculations.I don’t know that anyone (of us non LEO) can predict what they’d do when they hear something like that about to go down, but I can tell you my knee jerk reaction when hearing the choices from a safe, no stress, place... I’m effing out of there. No joke. Ima NOPE the eff out that safe door.
On the one hand, that’s incredibly embarrassing to admit. On the other, it’s smart thinking on my part because I’d be exactly that yahoo who’d get taken in a hostage situation and prevent actual heroes from dropping a maniac pronto, toot sweet.
Never underestimate the human animal's capacity for violence or stupidity.Maybe he just felt like his life was falling apart, or had fallen apart. It's easy to act civilized when life is going good, or when there is at least some hope that there are better days ahead. But when a person slips into that dark psychological corner where they see nothing but a hopelessly unfair and punishing future, or perhaps looks into the past and see too many times where they've been cheated by society (or God, Universe, whatever), that's when a person can snap. That's when, for some people, they become so consumed by resentment and anger that the veil of civilization falls down and primal rage takes over.
What you quoted has nothing to with killing live things. And I'm sure I have killed WAY more beer and whiskey than you have unless you average a gallon of whiskey and a couple cases a beer a week for the last 40+ years.Whatever, I've killed many a 6-pack and a few cases also. And yeah, it took a few seconds. Killed more than my fair share of a** too. That took a good while though, on purpose. 😉
Lighten up limpkiller.
I'm sure me or anyone for that matter can match your MANLINESS limpkiller. So I will bow out now. Lol, you must be having a bad day. It's really not that serious. You know stress can kill you right? So drink a couple of gallons of whiskey and 5 or 6 cases of beer and chill out.What you quoted has nothing to with killing live things. And I'm sure I have killed WAY more beer and whiskey than you have unless you average a gallon of whiskey and a couple cases a beer a week for the last 40+ years.