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I signed my retirement papers today

Discussion in 'Law Enforcement And Military' started by nitesite, Apr 23, 2021.

  1. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    The top of the retirement application form has printed on it

    "CONGRATULATIONS. YOU ARE ABOUT TO BEGIN WHAT WE HOPE WILL BE A LONG AND HAPPY RETIREMENT."

    There is no longer any reward, only multiple career risk for today's officers. Everyone (it seems) wants to take away your badge or lock you up.

    I always liked to tell people that it's difficult to earn your badge, but it's even harder to keep it.

    The scars I carry are all I need to remind myself that this sometimes was a pretty tough job but there used to be times I wore those bloody bandages with pride.

    All the pounds of gear I carried kept increasing over the years and kept getting heavier and heavier, and my knees and feet are arthritic now because of that. Try climbing out and twisting on your left knee and foot from a Dodge Charger that is about as low to the ground as a Chevy Corvette. Once is hard. Fifty or 60 times a day really sucks. While wearing 38 extra pounds of stuff.

    Now nobody can take me to trial where my legal costs would take away my house and farm.

    I sleep until I want to get out of bed. I have things to keep me satisfied and busy. I don't have to wear a video camera that is ON for a 12-hour shift. I bought a Chevy Silverado 4x4 as a retirement gift to myself. I am so glad it is all behind me.

    I hope my brother and sisters and partners out there can leave ASAP.

    Thank you for listening.
  2. Bobster

    Bobster .30-06 Supporter

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    Congrats to you! :) How many years did you serve? It is sad to see you leaving--you sounded like a "good" cop to me... ;)
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  3. Ernst

    Ernst .30-06 Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Nitesite, thank you for your service on the domestic front lines.

    Tough being in either law enforcement or the military these days.

    Congrats and may you have many peaceful days in the future and continue to enjoy life.

    God bless!

    Regards
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  4. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    My very good friend, congratulations.

    You have worked your entire adult life protecting the nation, and serving the community, family, friends, and even complete strangers. And you have done it with integrity and honor, and we are all proud of you.
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  5. old mossy

    old mossy Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Nothing but the best to you and your family in your retirement David. Thank you for your service.
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  6. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Glad you made it out intact.

    Enjoy your retirement!!
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  7. pcolapaddler

    pcolapaddler .410

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    Congrats on your retirement!

    I retired last year from many years in local election administration.

    My wife thought it would be a hard transition for me. The first day I slept until her alarm woke me - about an hour or so later than I would usually get up with no alarm when working.

    I've been busy with various projects and honey dos ever since and glad for it.

    Sent from my Pixel 4a using Tapatalk
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  8. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    Bless you, and my Congratulations on making it through alive buddy.

    Too bad it had to happen like this though.

    I hope you enjoy yourself the way I do. I recall my own relief at realizing I was in a position to retire; and, from a business where the worst risks were things like eye strain and hemorrhoids.

    I cannot imagine what this means to you, not going to a job that has been turned impossible by politics and greed and social madness.
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  9. Elbert Garrett

    Elbert Garrett .30-06 Supporter

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    Congratulations!
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  10. meanstreak

    meanstreak .30-06 Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Thank you for serving. Now enjoy the well deserved retirement.
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  11. Kevin Keith

    Kevin Keith .22LR

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    I'm glad you made it out with your life and your freedom. I retired 10 years ago after 27 years with the THP. I know you are a happy man!
  12. Water Monkey

    Water Monkey The man, the myth, the monkey Moderator Supporter

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    Congrats sir!!!
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  13. carbinemike

    carbinemike Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Way to go Nitesite! Prayers for a long, healthy and relaxing retirement. Thank you for your service.
  14. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Thank you~
  15. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    Have you got used to not going to work on Monday morning yet?
  16. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Yessir, I sure have!

    I still get up at sunrise every morning but that doesn't mean that I may not take a nap now and then.... :)
  17. Ernst

    Ernst .30-06 Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Nitesite, I suspect shortly down the road you'll embrace my finding after I retired.

    "Don't know how I ever found time to work a fulltime job"!

    The days are always busy and the to do list ever so long.

    Again, congrats and thank you for your public service!

    Regards
    Last edited: May 25, 2021
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  18. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    Congratulations and many thanks.
    Enjoy the fruits of you labors.
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  19. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    @Djcala

    Where ya' been? Good to hear from you!
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  20. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Meh, you make it sound like something important. It was my privilege and an honor to wear those uniforms.
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