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Poll: Who inspired me to become a police officer

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Posted over 5 years ago

 

 


Since I was a yound child, my dad and uncle inspired me to become a cop. They would come in after work, still in uniform...gun belt crackling leather sound..shinny badge...standing there all proud...or getting to sit in their police car..listening to the radio..playing with the lights and siren...Thats when I knew..


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Myself, I was more the aggressive in my family and very patriotic.


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Myself, dreamt of being a cop since I was a kid.  Lost sight of my dream along the way, found purpose in the Army...once the Army values took hold, realized that when I got out that I was born to serve.  Its a calling....

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My Dad.

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Myself. No one in my family is in law enforcement. I decided I needed a exciting job and could never ever settle working some office job, or being a housewife. This is what I love and where I feel comfortable.


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Me myself and I


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my dad and uncle


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My father. He's a Federal Agent (retired) and he always pushed for me to go into LE. He wanted me to go federal, but I'm not a suit and tie type. He also tried with my older sister...lost cause.

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I have always wanted to become a police officer.  My cousin got there before I did so I pushed even harder to make my dream come true.

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I myself became inspired in the pursuit of becoming a Law Enforcement Officer. The independence and intrinsic satisfaction that comes with the job is what makes me want to become a LEO. Forget the $150,000 job with a Mercedes S430 and a stay at home wife with 3 kids, that leads to nothing but disaster in the long run. I was first majoring in Business Management and then figured out that business in itself is not one of those stable careers that I would want to get myself into. Not to mention I am too much of a restless person and couldn't possibly survive sitting behind a computer for 8 even 14 hours a day crunching numbers and trying to make someone else even richer than they already are.

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My brother who retired after 31 with LAPD and now works LA County DA's orifice.


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Myself, dreamt of being a LE since I was a kid.

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Myself. When kids were wanting to be astronauts and vets, I was wanting to be a fed that brought in bad guys. I've always had a knack for justice, and the idea of being in law enforcement has just always felt exciting and 'right'.


 


/edit I was actually studying pre-med (cognitive science and psychiatry) when I decided to just take the plunge and start applying for what I REALLY wanted to do, and not what my MOM wanted me to do. She still won't discuss my decision. *shrug*

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My Grandmas brother.  He is still the oldest Aurora Illinois Police Officer alive.  He still tells me stories about running to the corner to answer the calls from the call box, all the bar fights he was involved in.  His eyes still light up when I ask him about the job. He is 92!  God Love him!   He told me that I have what it takes to be a police officer. soI took a chance.  15 years later, I am still loving the job......well most of the time!    

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I have (2) friends who have inspired me to pursue it, and continue to support me with good advice regardless of my age. I realize as a midlife career change that I may not be able to fulfill my goal to become part of the LE family, but at least I am being encouraged to try. If I can't make it, then so be it. I'll remain in Security/train as an EMT and go from there.


Throughout my whole life I've been drawn to helping people and having them trust me. I just feel that at this point in my life that my maturity would enable me to be a better officer and allow me to communicate with a greater range of people. My community college classes in Criminal Justice have sparked more than a passing interest in the LE field & I am hoping that there is still a place for me there. GuardDog45

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I never knew anyone in LE. Knowing you have an ability to make a difference, and putting yourself in a position where you can make a difference are two different things. Fortunately, my wife supported me through the academy, and now I am in a position where I can make a difference.

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 I knew it from the time that I was a young child that one day I would be wearing a badge on my uniform.At that time,I had no idea where I would be working.When I was married the first time,I received a lot of offers to test and interview with many different agencies throughout the US,but my first wife did not want me to pursue a career in law enforcement,and was not willing to move away from her parents.So I was stuck in a job that I REALLY hated!!When she divorced me,I submitted my resume everywhere and I said that I'll move to whatever location calls me first.The US Army called first,so I transistioned from reserve status to active duty.After I agreed to go in the US Army full-time,I again received calls from different law enforcement agencies throughout the US.The Army sent me to Korea,where I met my current wife.Since the first day that she met me,she encouraged me to pursue my dream career.When I completed my army active duty time,I again posted my resume to law enforcement agencies all over the US and said whoever calls me first is where we will go.I am still with that agency now.Several other law enforcement agencies called me to test and interview with them after I agreed to work for my current agency.People often ask me, how I like my job and my response has always been,"I'm very happy because I know that this job is God's purpose for my being on this planet."I have been with them for nearly 7 years now,and Lord willing,I will be there until I retire.


One of my uncles was a correctional officer in New Jersey,and then he moved to California,where he eventually became the warden of one of the prisons there,but I didn't know him very well.


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Popeye Doyle. The French Connection.

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 Like Uncle Dennis1.I was also inspired by a tv show.One of my favorite tv shows when I was a child was Adam-12.I have never seen "The French Connection."Since it inspired him,I will try to watch it,sometime.


God bless you and have a nice day.
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