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Poll: Is it better to do it the hard way to avoid doubt about your integrity?

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I watched a dirty cop movie the other day. Like always it made me angry. But as crooked as the cop was his brother-in-law also a cop was straight. As a former New Yorker, I am use to seeing coruption, and we recently had a number of officers convicted of criminal activities here in Indianapolis.


I got to thinking. Why do we stay straight? Why do we not offer up our badges to the highest bidder? Why do we get angry when others do?


I can't answer for others but I can answer for me. I get angry almost to the point of hurting somebody when I see a crooked cop or even a cop bending the rules. Why? Because I love this badge. I cherish everything it stands for. From truth, to integrity, to justice for all, and last but not least it stands for dedication to all that is right.


We are Lady Liberties sword and a crooked sword can not cut straight. But more than that it makes my job harder when I have a crooked cop bandied about. Every marginal citizen who fears us fears us more and not for the good reasons.


When I roll up on the scene I need the citizen to see me for Truth and Justice, I need them to know I am there to find the truth. But when a crooked cop is around they instead question me. They fear that I am crooked, they don't want to talk to me for fear that I will sell them out to the very person I am trying to catch.


Why would they put their knecks out to help me when they don't know if they can trust the blue line. They know we close ranks when accused of wrong. But how are they to know we will do right when somebody is proved crooked.


I do my best to never give the perception of wrong doing. Why? Because I love the shield and I don't want to ever cause anybody to doubt the integrity of our judicial system.


To me it is better to take the long road and protect justice than to take the short road and cause damage to the public trust.


So PLEASE next time you want to think about bending the rules, whether it's doing 90 in a 60, or beating up a suspect, or throwing your trash out the window, or taking a bribe, or any thing else stop and think.


Think about the pride you felt the first day you put on your shield. The day you were first called Officer, the day you became a COP, the cumulation of the reasons you joined up think about these things. Then stand up a little straighter and keep up the good fight. Easy never does it right.


Peace and watch your sixes.


It was once said the way to understand men is to understand their basic principles. 1 All men need to feel they are better than at least one other person. 2 Man naturally accumulates objects. 3 Man naturally feels his objects maybe less superior than his neighbors. 4 Men are naturally driven to improve his position in comparison to what he knows about others.

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I watched a dirty cop movie the other day. Like always it made me angry. But as crooked as the cop was his brother-in-law also a cop was straight. As a former New Yorker, I am use to seeing coruption, and we recently had a number of officers convicted of criminal activities here in Indianapolis.


I got to thinking. Why do we stay straight? Why do we not offer up our badges to the highest bidder? Why do we get angry when others do?


I can't answer for others but I can answer for me. I get angry almost to the point of hurting somebody when I see a crooked cop or even a cop bending the rules. Why? Because I love this badge. I cherish everything it stands for. From truth, to integrity, to justice for all, and last but not least it stands for dedication to all that is right.


We are Lady Liberties sword and a crooked sword can not cut straight. But more than that it makes my job harder when I have a crooked cop bandied about. Every marginal citizen who fears us fears us more and not for the good reasons.


When I roll up on the scene I need the citizen to see me for Truth and Justice, I need them to know I am there to find the truth. But when a crooked cop is around they instead question me. They fear that I am crooked, they don't want to talk to me for fear that I will sell them out to the very person I am trying to catch.


Why would they put their knecks out to help me when they don't know if they can trust the blue line. They know we close ranks when accused of wrong. But how are they to know we will do right when somebody is proved crooked.


I do my best to never give the perception of wrong doing. Why? Because I love the shield and I don't want to ever cause anybody to doubt the integrity of our judicial system.


To me it is better to take the long road and protect justice than to take the short road and cause damage to the public trust.


So PLEASE next time you want to think about bending the rules, whether it's doing 90 in a 60, or beating up a suspect, or throwing your trash out the window, or taking a bribe, or any thing else stop and think.


Think about the pride you felt the first day you put on your shield. The day you were first called Officer, the day you became a COP, the cumulation of the reasons you joined up think about these things. Then stand up a little straighter and keep up the good fight. Easy never does it right.


Peace and watch your sixes.



    I carried my night stick for 20 years as a Military policemman,but I never used it in anger,Actually I never used it.When I had problem with a suspect I used psychology.Talking to these guys got me further  than slugging them with a night stick. I remember an incident that happened one time in Vicenza,Italy.I happened to come off duty after Walking Patrol in town,at 2300 hours one day,when all hell broke loose by the DeskSgt.Over in the corner stood a big negro Sgt from the Engineers holding a chair in his hands.before him stood three MP`s with thier night sticks in thier hands threatening the Sgt.When I came into the room,The Sgt set the chair back down on the floor and stated to the three ,that he would go quietly with the MP`s only if Cpl.Kraemer sat in the patrol car with him in the back seat.He knew that I would not allow these guys to lay a hand on him.We drove him back to his Engineer unit at Caserne Ederle and turned him over to his company CQ. The other MP`s were Pissed off  at me because they could not beat the Sgt.on the head with thier nightsticks.The moral of this incident is that at times your mouth will get more cooperation than pounding on a guys head.

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I agree a hundred percent. It is easy to be lured into taking something you're not suppose to, breaking "little laws" because no one is watching. Take a hint from the thugs you arrest, they started the same way; a little weed led to dealing, a little shoplifting led to burglary and robbery. It is much easier to stay on the right path and not have to worry about your past and have a good reputation.

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It was once said the way to understand men is to understand their basic principles. 1 All men need to feel they are better than at least one other person. 2 Man naturally accumulates objects. 3 Man naturally feels his objects maybe less superior than his neighbors. 4 Men are naturally driven to improve his position in comparison to what he knows about others.

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I heard a few years back and I don't know who said it first or I would give them credit...


The thing about doing something right the first time is nobody appriciates how hard it was

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It was once said the way to understand men is to understand their basic principles. 1 All men need to feel they are better than at least one other person. 2 Man naturally accumulates objects. 3 Man naturally feels his objects maybe less superior than his neighbors. 4 Men are naturally driven to improve his position in comparison to what he knows about others.

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The only way to do it.......


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I agree. Do it right the first time. You won't have to worry about something biting your butt later.


I work hard and I work right.


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Those who really know me, especially my family and former co-workers know I will pay the price for doing whats right.  It has cost me my career with my first dept.  DO THE RIGHT THING NO MATTER WHAT IT COSTS.  ESPECIALLY WHEN ITS NOT POPULAR.

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Amen!!!