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you have your cert,vest,and gun. are you prepared? on scene of a drowning i pulled a 2 year old child out of a swimming pool, he had started to turn blue i started cpr and kept it going until ems made scene. ems worked on him for about 10-to15 min more but wasnt able to bring him back. my patrol officer made scene and talked to ems while i directed traffic. later he asked me did you know that his last breath was yours lieutenant, yes i said....why, he said how did you handle that... i replied, now you know why i ask you guys if you are prepared to hit the streets. I dont mean do you have a vest and a gun because this job will always test you abilities ,mostly you mind and heart... also that was not the absolute worse thing i have seen...it can get so much worse...So when you go to work tonight are you prepared ?, i hope so for your sake.

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I am very sorry. But I know you were prepared. Stay Safe!

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no need for sorrow..this is for your protection, i dont usually tell war stories but i have noticed that there might be some legitimate and or future L.E.Os............. GOOD LUCK .

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Good thought. and great advice...

I am sorry for the child and his family..

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well i left out the fact the the parents were intoxicated, and throwing a party with a house full of others that were intoxicated, and the event happend at 12;12 in the morning ..........I might be strange but sorry wasnt how i felt....

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If rage or anger was one of them, I'm with you on that.

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yes, along with a string of abusive and profane language....... to my self of course, i am a professional.

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Of course, you are a lieutenant... example by action

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Were they aware of the situation when they found out they had lost their son?

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I meant to say "lead by example"

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yes, they were.,thats who called 911. no one at the party was supervising the child or knew C,P.R.

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Odin

Did you ever question yourself after the fact? Such as could I have done something different? I ask this because I had a boy get hit and the lady drove off the only thing on my mind was that I had to make sure that he was okay and keeping the other kids safe, some where along the line I called 911, but can not tell you when or even how. Later I questioned myself of if I could have done something different. I did take the plate number down and we did catch up with her. For the boy he’s okay he winded up with a bruise the size of a baseball on his leg. Things happen so fast that you really don’t have time to think it’s the after math when you have time to settle down...


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You have to make split-second discions in LE as well

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simple answer ,NO........ since i became a L.E.O, i have taken every school that is avalible, so i would not question my own actions. if you are going to serve as a l.e.o. get busy educating yourself. if you truly give your best, you wont beat yourself up later. this is learned behavior .... and i teach every chance i get ,and it keeps me fresh..also i majored in psych in college along with C.I.T,hostage neg,verbal judo,body language and postering, interview,interagation,and, V.S.A...along with all the typical gun schools, swat, weapon retension.disarming and distraction are just a few af the areas i teach now... kepping your mind sharp at all times is the best weapon you can posses .

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Understand... I believe that if I was trained as to what to do, it would have been different and I probably would not have questioned it. What they do with us when we are hired, is put us through a training video of like 20 mins that has the do's and don’ts of being a crossing guard. It dose not tech you how to react when a child gets hit. Most of it has become common sense to me. What I would like to see for all crossing guards is some type of training and mandatory CPR Cert. So that if something like this happens they know what to do. I’m one of 3 guards that is CPR cert where I work and this is something I did just so that I know how. I also believe that this is a major must for anyone.

Question: You said you teach can I ask where? As well as is there things out there that I can link myself into, for either free or little cost?


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I would be interested too.

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i cant give out to much to much intel on myself. however you can chek with your local police departments about training you could get. the city /county or state, probably dont want you to do any ems type first aid, because of the liabilty if you do it wrong......but you can get that type training by yourself.

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mississippi boy born and bred, but i have taught officers form all over,pretty soon thats all im going to be able to do....sorry to be so vauge.

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Oh no you’re not vauge at all... I completely understand and probably would do the same thing... Besides you never know who is on the other line regardless of the website... Thanks for the input though...


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hope it helps>>>>>>>>>>>

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Training, training, training.

When it hits the fan, that's what you fall back on, and if you've BEEN trained, and it was good training, you'll be able to act appropriately. Without it, you might waste time dithering, and later have lots of "what ifs" to consider.

From a chaplain's standpoint, part of that training is learning how to face and deal with the emotional impact of the events you witness. There is a reason that cops have a much shorter life expectancy than the general public, a reason that many more of them commit suicide than are killed in the line of duty. That reason is stress.

If there was a gang that took out that many officers, LE would be all over them! They'd be studying who they are, how they are setting up officers, what weapons they use-- agencies and officers would be talking to each other about what to do about it.

But the traditional LE approach to stress is to say, "Suck it up! It goes with the territory. You're the Man."

That is not a sufficient answer-- stress is costing the LE profession too much. If it can be predicted, it can be managed.

That includes managing the emotional stress as well as the outward threats.

Excellent topic to bring up, Odin. This is what makes the difference between a long-distance runner and a flash-in-the-pan.

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Yeah I actually took CPR classes just for that reason, I know a lot of people who have small children and ungated pools. I also know that LE is not always about arresting, citing, what have you, there is a diverse range of duties. Best thing in any life saving organization is...if you lose someone, there is nothing else you could have done. Believe me, if there was, you would have done it. At my age you wouldnt expect someone to even experience certain thing, although I had a friend commit suicide when I was younger in front of me, after spending a few hours trying to help him. I still blame myself for that, you know, you go to school, take classes, get training, the one thing nobody can ever tech you....is how to live with a mistake. Since then I have bettered myself in the "art" of negotiation. To this date I have prevented 5 suicides, 2 not so serious, 1 critical, and the other 2 emergencies. The two emergencies were complete strangers, the 1 critical had a prior attempt and I worked through several people. Wow getting way off topic here. Yeah my point is if there was something else you could have done, you would have done it.

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chpeve, have you ever heard of ASIST? It is training for working with suicidal people. Worth looking into, I am glad to have taken the course.

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I was only 13 when it happened? I had barely ever heard of suicide. Although now after that I did research on the internet about suicide, anti-depressants, chemical imbalances in the brain, I have heard of ASIST, although I have already learned to work with them, ASIST would teach me what I have learned to do. I usually dont take suicide threats lightly, I am attentative to those who give even the smallest warning signs. I did take a course but not with ASIST, and yes it did help a lot, actually more than I thought it would.I also took a course last year in hostage negotiation, glad i took that, hopefully I wont need to know it. I actually had one guy who had been taking an excessive amount of anti-depressants and since they obviously werent working, I eventually made him promise me he would talk with his doctor ASAP, I spent a while with him just so he wouldnt be left alone. So far hes been doing GREAT for the past 6 months, I still talk with him. He is off meds and said that although occasionally he gets thoughts, he has a pyschiatrist and therapist he speaks with, both for different reasons, says they help him a lot as well.

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one of the best schools i have gone to is C.I.T. in memphis it use to be for police only, but i have heard that they are more open to people in the private sector. also when i went there it was free.but was a long time ago.

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down here we say ( COWBOY UP). you need to caution when using the word 'suck' to a redneck.....i wear high collars when i patrol for to hide the color of mine....:-)

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I have found that education is the key to many things, but I have also found that the more that you are involved with things the more respect you get as well.

Odin,

LOL @ Cowboy up I tell my girls all the time to cowgirl up, some think its mean but in my opinion if I’m not tuff on them someone else will be.


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"down here we say ( COWBOY UP). you need to caution when using the word ‘suck’ to a redneck…..i wear high collars when i patrol for to hide the color of mine….:-)"

LOL!

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yes down here in the south were peanutbutter is a condiment.......peanutbutter and bacon sandwitch for breakfast.crunchy peanutbutter for lunch..plain peanutbutter for supper and peanutbutter and bananas for dessert.........

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...where I ran into boiled peanuts sold at little stands roadside...

(which, incidentally, is properly pronounced "bolled peanuts")

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