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Posted about 7 years ago

 

WHY ARE COPS COMMENEND FOR WHAT A GREAT PERSON AND HOW WELL THEY DO THIER JOB AFTER THEY HAVE GIVEN THE ULTIMATE SACRAFICE??WHY NOT PAT THEM ON THE BACK NOW MAYBE THAT COULD BRING UP MORAL....JUST WONDERING ANY SUGGESTIONS??

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

That is great question. Inherently, one of the biggest gripes from cops are not being recognized for the good they do and always being hung out to dry for the mistakes they make. I think administration wants to have their thumb on top of potential problems and overlook or put off commending officers. Yes, It will boost up morale but it doesn't seem to be a priority. Sad but true.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Universal problem.

I'm still waiting for a commendation that I'll never see...even after I was told that I was put in for it.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I think it's also interesting to note that everyone who dies is wonderful. I mean, locally, a 17 yo kid was just shot. Everyone is bemoaning his demise...he was such a wonderful kid...stripped of life at his prime. OK. He dropped out of school at 16, was arrested 3 different times (2 for drugs and 1 for assault 2). He was not shot by accident or for no reason, so the chances that he didn't deserve it (by street terms) is pretty low.

I’m not saying that officers who die in the line of duty can in any way be compared to this kid. They made the ultimate sacrifice and I raise my glass to them every day. I do not mean to belittle them at all so please don't get me wrong. All I am saying is that it is the natural reaction to honor someone who has died. Especially unexpectedly. It is the knee-jerk reaction to an unexpected death. (I am open to criticism and conflicting views, so have at it boys and girls!)

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

You bring up a good point. In my community we have lost two wonderful men Corporal S.Severns EOW 4-23-06
Corporal N.Polizzotto.EOW 4-24-07. My childen and I took flowers to their memorial, it would have been great as a town to thank these men before they were taken away.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

EMANK962, I agree 100%.

That's why I like to see departmental and organizational awards, which we have around my area.

My church does a St. Michael service every year, which is for LEOs and their families, and that is our opportunity to thank officers and their families, and honor the work they do. We do a service followed by a dinner. I've heard of other churches who offer breakfasts. I wish we had better attendance at the service, but each year it gets better and better.

To all you LEOs and LE families out there: if you see that a local faith community is doing something like a special St. Michael Day service, give it a try. We're not trying to make you religious, we're trying to thank you!

Incidentally, Sept. 29th is the feast day of St. Michael.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I personally never come in contact with a police officer without saying Thank You for what you do. It is an honor to just say Thanks. They go out there every day protecting my family and me from evil. The least I can do is Thank each one I come in contact with. Now here, to every police officer that reads this, THANK YOU for what you do!

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

If I had a choice between a commendation or a thank you from a complete stranger. I would rather have the thank you. It means more to me that someone appreciates what we do and understands the need for us to be around. I have only had a handful of people that have thanked me out of the blue and it was appreciated.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I was told going above and beyond is part of the job and unless you take a bullet for the president its just doing your duty

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

First off, I hear the tired funeral commentary all too often: "The Ultimate Sacrifice". Sorry, most of my brothers and sisters who are killed aren't sacrificing anything: They are murdered or involved in a fatal incident. They didn't purposely jump into a firefight and run toward the hostile action. Someone took their existence. That's not sacrifice: That a freakin' theft of a life!

Second, those who deliver eulogies aren't necessarily great wordsmiths. So, they rerun the same tired rhetoric.

Third, I have always been a proponent of "Give them flowers while they can still smell them." So, yeah, without overdoing it, I kick down the attaboys/girls to my crew so they know I caught them doing something right.

Here's a hint: When you want to commend or show appreciation to someone, do not simply proclaim your intent: "I just wanna say thanks to So-n-So for such-n-such." All you've indicated is that you want to do something. Hey, just say it! "Bob, thanks for that great job on ...............!"

Lastly, for any veteran: Civilians sometimes don't know what to say to military veterans. They want to show appreciation but are a little gun shy. Other than thanking a vet for their service, the universal greeting is "Welcome Home!"


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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Tjb307 said:

If I had a choice between a commendation or a thank you from a complete stranger. I would rather have the thank you. It means more to me that someone appreciates what we do and understands the need for us to be around. I have only had a handful of people that have thanked me out of the blue and it was appreciated.

I agree, most of those have no alterior motive, so it's genuine.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I heard of one class of recruits being told, "Joining up is one of the most honorable things you will ever do. After that, the rest of it is just doing your duty."

An interesting perspective, I thought.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I have to agree with who ever told the class that, im not looking for a pat on the back or some type of award.
just let me do my job until i can't do it anymore. simple as that.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I'd be happy with just staying of the officers backs and let them do the job