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Poll: Did you ever swear on the air?

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Poll: Have you ever swore over the air?

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I have you ever sworn over the air? Accident, on purpose (ie mad as hell). What did you say...in what context. Did you get in any trouble? Tell us about it.


"Your in trouble now, I can make 1 phone call and have your job... thats pretty impressive, all I can do with one phone call is get pizza delivered"

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Funny thing is you never forget it.  Never working in dispatch, but on the streets, once. 


We get a call of a subject trying doors on cars and houses.  We have been getting calls about the same guy for about two weeks, so it was getting a little frustrating looking for this guy.  I park my car down the street and walk down the alley trying to catch this guy in the act.  I'm not coming up with anything so I advise dispatch and ask for a complaintant.  As I'm doing this, the guy pops out from around the corner and we're face to face.  The guy begins running and I yell out, "STOP M..... F......!"  You know how to fill in the blanks.  I then notice that I was still holding my mike.  Chased the guy for a few blocks and finnally caught him.  Guys started pulling up laughing.  They told me that I was crystal clear on the radio.  I had to talk to the Watch Commander later to advise him of the charges.  I figured I'd tell him about this (he already heard) before he found out about the "bad French."  He said, "I heard you.  You said, 'Stop my friend!"


This happened 9 years ago.  Like I said, you (and especially your friends) never forget. 


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― Sun Tzu

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Thanks Pete, I had a couple myself



  • The first was long long time ago at a department far far away... while directing traffic a large event. All traffic at my local was to turn right but this truck wanted to go straight, I stood in front of the truck in the intersection, the driver went through the intersection side swiping me with the passenger side fender. I yelled on the radio to the next intersection that a truck blew past me and hit me, I requested that somebody stop that MFer. He was let go but my Leu was on me quickly.


"Your in trouble now, I can make 1 phone call and have your job... thats pretty impressive, all I can do with one phone call is get pizza delivered"

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All of mine has been while training and the noob keys up while I'm talking. 


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Working in a prison, i have let it slip more then once, one time when calling an inmate for removal, i keyed my mic, he jumped up and I told him to sit the f**k down and it went over the radio, one other time, while in a restriant, my mike got keyed on the ground and God only knows what was said.


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I feel this will increase with the adding of cell phone usage to the mix.  Especially Nextels.


Had a friend trying to talk to someone on his Nextel while answering the radio.  The call was a return to a "usual" address for the "usual" problem.  All we heard on the radio was, "This is F-ing ridiculous, same F-ing thing!"


Remember, Push To Talk means the same for your radio as it does for your Nextel. 


"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
George Orwell

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”
― Sun Tzu

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I was dispatched to a major accident.  The location was not definite but it was several miles outside the city limits of Hamilton.  I was driving SB on U.S. 281 and I noticed that  I was approaching the accident.  I got on the radio and thinking I "hit" the brakes, thought I was slowing down but I realized I wasn't.  As I was talking into the radio advising dispatch I was arriving I almost said, "Oh Shit!"  Later the dispatcher told me that she knew what I was going to say but my comment didn't air across the radio.

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Can't say.....................................it's a secret.


It is what it is.............and.........these things too shall pass.

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A few years ago had a male & female officer riding together, and for those of you with dirty minds, it's not going where you think!  They pursued a reckless driver on the local interstate for about a mile. When this joker finally pulls over, the female officer meant to call out the stop on the high speed berm. What came over the air was "high speed sperm". I know it's not obscene, but we had officers, dispatchers, and jailers laughing and in tears for 15 minutes. She threw the mike down on the car floor, they gave up running radar for the shift.

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Oh where to start!! I was calling out a vehicle stop and as I was giving the plate the vehicle suddenly hit its brakes hard my comment while the mike was keyed "what the hell!!" I then noticed my finger still on the mike. Neadless to say I got numerous messages over the MDT. another night I was out on patrol when a mike keyed up and all you could hear was heavy breathing, from both a male and female. Instantly everyone of us was trying to contact a certain officer, because we all thought he was the culprit, but he was in the office all by himself. We later found out who it was and it was the one person you would never think of doing this.  We had an old time radio in one of the cars and your knee would hit the mike button if you were not careful, well it got four or five of us at times nothing bad said until the last one, not me, the comment heard was "Get the F... out of the way". The radio was taken out after that one. Thats just a couple for ya!


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When we get a call we tell our opr 10-4 then we give our location (cross streets), well, I was new to the area and had to look at the street signs but I knew the major roads. I'm travelling down Schillinger Road when I get a call and just happen to be sitting at the light where it crosses Hitt Road. I started the say "Schillinger" but I looked and saw "Hitt" and ended up saying "Sh!t". All but 3 of us were on a bad wreck so only a few people heard it and my Sgt and Lt were out there too so a I got lucky on that one. Somehow all the operators heard it and I recieved several messages on my MDT asking where "Sh!t Road" was.

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The most recent slip wasn't me. I accidently keyed the radio and my partners next word sure enough was "f&^k."

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sometimes when I listen to the scanner late I'll hear a slip up.


it's either because they get frusturated with an idiot or they are just really tired.

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I did mine long ago.  Back in the dark ages, we had walkies that had a "talk" button that stuck out about 1/4 of an inch. I was drinking a cup of coffee whilst standing with my foot on the bumper of the cruiser. I leaned over to look at some mud on the side of my cruiser and remarked: "Damn, I just got this thing washed and now the son of a ----- is dirty already!" I didn't think that it went out over the air until the sergeant pulled up and said: "So, got the son of a ------ dirty already?"... lucky for me, that's as far as it went.


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Walked into a bar to do a bar check and a drunk thouht I was a guy who just hit him comimg back in so he got me square in the nose.


As I am calling for backup and a bit woozy the guy comes toward me so without ubkeying I said "one more step ya son of a b%^&* and I'll kill you"!


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Well, I'm a civilian, but I do have a really funny anecdote to tell even though the officer didn't actually swear. But first I should set up this story. I live not too far outside a very small town in north GA, in a community called Craigtown. It is a tight-nit and very clannish community -- mostly good people, but also a fair proportion of people who constantly are in trouble with the law. Its also really backwoods too.


A couple of summers ago on a very late Saturday night I was across the road at a neighbor's house along with other friends. It was 3 am and the party had wound down to the point where most had left and the rest of us were just sitting around chit-chatting. Anyway, my neighbor who was a good ol pal ol buddy ol friend of mine (who also was the neighborhood drunk yet who also was a really good dude who never drank and drove anywhere) loved to listen to his police scanner. That thing was turned on 24-7. So, soon after 3 am the sheriff's department dispatcher calls for Officer Bob (not his real first name) to go out to Craigtown to pick up somebody on a probation violation. Officer Bob replied, "Oh Lord! Not Craigtown! Can't I just go out there in the morning?" All of us started dying laughing since, if we were in Officer Bob's shoes, we all sure as Hades wouldn't want to go out to Craigtown and risk knocking on somebody's door that late at night.


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While working an accident on one of our rural roads i had just keyed my lapel mike to give dispatch the vehicle tag.  I had told the dispatcher that I had a 28 (tag to run) when she was ready.  She said she was ready for my traffic.   Just about the same time another vehicle (a full size ford pickup) came around the bend in the road and hit one of the vehicles involved in the accident.  I replied "HOLY SH@T" .  The dispatcher wanted to know if she had heard me correctly.  I told her to stand by while I called her on the phone.  It was so funny.  We had a ball with that for a couple of days and everyone was looking for the vehicle with a tag that was "HOLY SH@T".

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Nope...


I did however GB (general Broadcast) a stolen vehicle description in which the bumper sticker read "road head relieves road rage" ...I was asked to repeat it several times :-)

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I have never let one slip out, however there have been instances when someone else in the room accidentally lets one out just as I key up on the radio. It always ends up in an embarrassing chuckle.


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Does a bear defacate in a forested area? Of course!


 


Lets see.....One time our radio stuck open on the primary sheriff's channel. All of a sudden, every line in here lit up like a freakin xmas tree. "hey this is deputy so and so, you have a stuck mike....." After about the 19 millionth phone call I yelled "if youd stop f-in calling I could unplug and diagnose the problem!!!!" I'll be dammed if every line didn't stop ringing even quicker than they started....I still get joked about that one by the old timers....


I've had it return back as well...Deputy responding to a shots fired call, running code 3....all the road leo's here know exactly what's coming next. Just as he grabs the mike to advise he's 10-23 the area a little old lady slams on the brakes right in front of him instead of pulling over to the right...out of nowhere I hear "Craven, I'll be 10-OH YOU STUPID F"N B*%@H"!!!!!!!!"  Now, I knew he wasn't talking to me as I am as male as they come, so I did not take offense. I couldn't help laughing, hysterically, whilst I answered him on the radio...it worked out ok, tho, 200 feet of skidmarks (on the pavement and in his drawers) but no collision took place, and the "shooters" must have been scared off, because nothing ever came of that, either.

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The Lt. on my shift of officers always tells me that when my mike gets keyed and stuck open...the only way I will know what I have done is when the public starts calling in that deputies are wrecking into trees...and seem to be laughing hysterically while doing so. Sigh...haha. I know my day will come...

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MY MIC WAS KEYED WHEN I REFERRED TO THE SUSPECT AS THE MALE OFFSPRING TO A FEMALE CANINE..THIS WAS AFTER HE BIT MY HAND. 


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MAYBE but i wouldnt admit it


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Worked in a remote area for a long time then came back to a major centre (where everything is recorded)


Just about everytime i got on the radio i swore until it finally sunk in.. Still slip up every now and then but only at night when there are hardly any bosses.

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I have a few times all accidental though. On our back-up radio system the transmit button is right in the front to where if something like a purse or notebook hits it it stays keyed up until you can figure out which mic is open. One of our road sergeants came in communications to visit and he accidentally hit my purse into the button and I kept hearing some type of background noise and couldn't figure out where it was coming from and I said "What the F*@k is that!" and then I figured out it was me when I heard myself say that on his radio.  My Captain found out and laughed at me so obviously I wasn't in trouble.

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My Fulltime Job is working Corrections, One day while walking down the Tier one of the inmates had some bad Gas. Most of the guys are good if we tell them to flush they will, but at this one cell I looked in and asked the guy to flush. He said 'I didn't even use it. So i asked him well you might want to check because it smells bad out here.  My Sgt called me over the radio at that time also, after i was done talking with him i didn't realize my mic was still keyed, as the inmate Let out the Loudest fart. My Sgt came back on the radio and asked if I was ok. I advised my Sgt that one of the Inmates wanted to say hello. All i got was a bunch of chuckles over the radio from the other officers.

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Wasn't me, but these two idiots working for Jackson PD got in a pursuit one night, and the partner was calling it.  Background:  the street they were on goes over I-55 and about 50 yards later dead ends into the Pearl river levee.  So the partner says "HQ, we're eastbound on Fortification just crossing State" couple of minutes later, " HQ we're approaching I-55, now we're going across I-hit the brake!  Hit the brake!  Hit the G-D brake!"


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Try calling in a traffic stop at a business call FUDPUCKERS in a high stress situation in the early morning hours.  I think you can figure out what came out!!!!


"Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." - Mark Twain

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Try calling in a traffic stop at a business call FUDPUCKERS in a high stress situation in the early morning hours.  I think you can figure out what came out!!!!


"Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." - Mark Twain

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We were having radio problems (imagine that). I could not get any confirmation tone that I hit the tower while trying to communicate with dispatch. I said, "piece of $h*t radios" and everyone got the message.  Did not get into any trouble.


One on a dispatch - An EMS call was put out for a patient with shortness of breasts (no exactly swearing, but .....)


An officer a long, long time ago, VHF system before radio identifiers.....  - Keyed the mic while urinating and then the toilet flushed (color glossy?)

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